Tuesday, December 25, 2007

A Christmas Carol

By G.K. Chesterton

(& copied from a post by Eric
Chesterton and Friends.)

The Christ-child lay on Mary’s lap,
His hair was like a light.
(O weary, weary were the world,
But here is all aright.)

The Christ-child lay on Mary’s breast,
His hair was like a star.
(O stern and cunning are the kings,
But here the true hearts are.)

The Christ-child lay on Mary’s heart,
His hair was like a fire.
(O weary, weary is the world,
But here the world’s desire.)

The Christ-child stood on Mary’s knee,
His hair was like a crown,
And all the flowers looked up at Him,
And all the stars looked down.


Thursday, December 20, 2007

Has anyone ever tried?

Mystic Monk Coffee...


If so, let me know -
it sounds delicious!

H/T to an informative post


Catholic Answers Forums.

My Christmas list

includes this recent

A Family Christmas,
by Caroline Kennedy.

Her last book,

A Family of Poems:
My Favorite Poetry
for Children

is a beautiful compilation

of classics, & I'm looking
forward to adding this one
to my own growing collection
of favorites.

"Just One More Thing"

One of many

wonderful works

of art for sale

(& by:)

the wonderful

Mr. Peter Falk.

Monday, December 17, 2007


Dear Dan Fogelberg


Saw him in concert

in the early eighties, &

have enjoyed playing

my recorder along with

his songs since forever...

Melodybleu, too,


Saturday, December 15, 2007

Seen on a signature


Catholic Answers Forums...

Even the atheist is half afraid of the dark.
-Bishop Fulton Sheen.

Which reminds me of this from

Fr. Benedict Groeschel,
(who can be seen on EWTN's
Sunday Night Live)...

If you don't believe in God, but feel the
need to pray...

By all means do!!!

Lifted this

from Jeffrey Smith @

The Roving Medievalist ...

St. Michael -
Corigliano d'Otranto, Italy

Friday, December 14, 2007

Lest we forget...

“The message of the cross
is foolishness to those who are
perishing, but to us who are
being saved it is the power of
God." (1 Corinthians 1:23,24)

Saturday, December 08, 2007



Melodybleu has a neat new
music player contraption thingy
over on her blog:

The Tropics and Other Stuff.

I'll get one someday, when I
figure out how to upload/down-
load music - HA!

Mosey on over & listen in...

& don't forget to turn up
the sound:)

Sunday, December 02, 2007

First Sunday of Advent

Liturgy of the Hours: Week I of the Psalter

We do not know when "the Son of Man' will
come again or how God's kingdom will be
established--whether peaceably (Isaiah)
or by destruction (gospel). Yet the readings
and Advent call us to look forward to the
future with hope and expectation. Why?
Because Christ's Second Coming will bring
to completion God's work of salvation.
This hope undergirds our efforts in daily
life to "conduct ourselves properly" and to
"put on the Lord Jesus Christ" (second reading).
--Living Liturgy, First Sunday of Advent 2007

Saturday, December 01, 2007

Check out the reverse...

of the Lincoln penny, &
you will see the work of
the 10th Chief Engraver
of the United States,
Frank Gasparro- (8/26/09-

Mr. Gasparro, whose initials
can be seen at the bottom
right corner of the Lincoln
Memorial (see above,) also
designed the obverse &
reverse of the Eisenhower
Dollar, the Susan B. Anthony
Dollar, & the reverse of the
Kennedy Half Dollar. He is
the most copied artist ever,
due to the Lincoln cent.

He worked for the U.S. Mint
as Chief Engraver/Sculptor
from 1965 to 1981...

& was every bit as kind as he
was professional.

The Complete "Father Brown" Series

by G. K. Chesterton ~


Thanks to:



Catholic Answers Forums

for the great link:)


Wonderful coverage!

in the latest issue of

Gilbert Magazine

of the recent conference
I attended of a local chapter of the

American Chesterton Society.

(Which featured two of my
favorite speakers, ACS president &
Dale Ahlquist, host of EWTN's

(Sunday 9PM ET);

& noted biographer & editor of the

St. Austin Review
(StAR) periodical

Joseph Pearce).

Received my beautiful book

by Sister Wendy Beckett,

In the Midst of Chaos, Peace

from Ignatius Press -

featuring the work of two of my
favorites, paper-cutting silhouette
artists, Sister Mary Jean Dorcy &
Dan Paulos, whose work is featured
on this blog courtesy of
Trinity Stores.


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