"God is love, and he who abides in love abides in God, and God abides in him."
(1 Jn 4:16)

Friday, March 31, 2006


On April 5, my dad will learn more about his chemotherapy treatment. Please continue to pray for him. May Mary wrap her mantle around my dear father.

Thursday, March 30, 2006

The Privilege of Being a Woman

I just started reading Alice von Hildebrand's The Privilege of Being a Woman. The following statements made an impression on me:
The world in which we now live is a world whose outlook is so distorted that we absolutize what is relative (money-making, power, success) and relativize what is absolute (truth, moral values, and God). (p.23) it surprising that today we have become so morally blind (for wickedness blinds) that we save the baby whales at great cost, and murder millions of unborn children? (p.24)

A French writer by the name of Vinet wrote that "the value of a people is to be gauged by the value of its women" ("un peuple vaut ce que valent ses femmes"). (p. 27)

One thing is certain: When the time has come, nothing which is man-made will subsist. One day, all human accomplishments will be reduced to a pile of ashes. But every single child to whom a woman has given birth will live forever, for he has been given an immortal soul made to God's image and likeness. (p. 33)

Happy Birthday

Happy Birthday to one of the most wonderful uncles in the world! I am writing this a little early, as I want to make sure you read this on your birthday. We love you, miss you and pray for you often. We hope you have a wonderful day!

Saturday, March 25, 2006

Brendan: Speaking English

"Mommy, I know how to say clean your room in English. Clean thy room."

Tuesday, March 14, 2006


Thank you, God, for answering my prayer. This morning, I read the following from Father Jean C.J. d'Elbée's I Believe in Love:

Contempt -- and indifference even more than contempt -- is hard to accept. We must swallow the bitter gall of being left aside as insignificant while the idol of self is obliged to bow its head. But in this taste of death for our nature, there is also a taste of divine life, because it is in the measure that we die to ourselves that we live in God, that Jesus takes a greater place in us.
(p. 121)

Monday, March 13, 2006

My Dad

Dear God,

Please watch over my dad, as he has surgery. Please grant him a full recovery from both his surgery and cancer.

Friday, March 03, 2006

Who Discovered America?

Brendan's lunchtime observation, "Mommy, if Tchaikovsky hadn't discovered America, we wouldn't be living here."

I have the CD "Tchaikovsky Discovers America" to thank for our conversation.
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