Monday, November 20, 2017

River

"Time is a sort of river of passing events, and strong is its current; no sooner is a thing brought to sight than it is swept by and another takes its place, and this too will be swept away."

-Marcus Aurelius

Sunday, November 19, 2017

Retreat

"Men seek retreats for themselves, houses in the country, sea-shores, and mountains; and thou too art wont to desire such things very much. But this is altogether a mark of the most common sort of men, for it is in thy power whenever thou shalt choose to retire into thyself. For nowhere either with more quiet or more freedom from trouble does a man retire than into his own soul."

-Marcus Aurelius

Monday, November 6, 2017

Christian Humility

"Behold, this is the true and the Christian humility.  In this you will be able to achieve victory over every vice, by attributing to God rather than to yourself the fact that you have won."

-St. Martin of Braga

Thursday, November 2, 2017

All Souls' Day



Requiem æternam dona eis, Domine,
et lux perpetua luceat eis.
Te decet hymnus Deus, in Sion,
et tibi reddetur votum in Ierusalem.
Exaudi orationem meam;
ad te omnis caro veniet.
Requiem æternam dona eis, Domine,
et lux perpetua luceat eis.

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Halloween, All Hallows' Eve

"Dómine, Deus noster, multíplica super nos grátiam tuam: et, quorum prævenimus gloriósa solemnia, tríbue subsequi in sancta professióne lætítiam."

"Pour forth abundantly upon us of thy mercy, O Lord our God, and grant us grace to follow in their joy in their holy testifying all thy blessed servants the Eve of whose glorious and solemn Commemoration we are keeping."



Monday, October 30, 2017

Heartbreak for the Dodgers. Unbridled joy for the Astros.

"The greatest testament to Game 5 and to the delicious madness of the whole Astros-Dodgers maelstrom in the World Series is that the players themselves can hardly believe what they, and their opponents, are accomplishing.

Many teams in many sports respect each other. But the Houston Astros and Los Angeles Dodgers almost seem in awe of their foes and, a bit sheepishly, of themselves, too. Is this really happening? Are we truly this evenly matched, this obstinate and, under incredible pressure, performing so superlatively, inning after breathless inning?

After the Astros’ 13-12 victory in 10 innings — a five-hour, 17-minute game that had so many thrills that it never lost its almost insane pace and pressure — Houston’s Carlos Correa, a 23-year-old superstar in the peak of health said, with a straight face, “I feel like I’m going to have a heart attack out there."

-Thomas Boswell


Vain Pursuits

“Why do you increase your bonds? Take hold of your life before your light grows dark and you seek help and do not find it. This life has been given to you for repentance; do not waste it in vain pursuits.”

-St. Isaac the Syrian