Category Archives: Spirituality

A Joyful Sad Christmas

Anabelle and I spent many joyous Christmases in this house. Christmas is a time for joy for many people. Gift-giving, often lavish and extravagant, helps to make the season bright. Yet, the first Christmas was very simple and literally poor. … Continue reading

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On Sleep And Dreams

    Sleep in heavenly peace . . . .    The angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream . . . .     The Gospel readings during the Christmas season are replete on stories about … Continue reading

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A Weekend of Miracles

I was a witness to a weekend of miracles, involving three ladies. Friday was the birthday of Vida. We feted her with a birthday breakfast. I call Vida the Great Connector. He is very good at connecting and putting people … Continue reading

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Options and Priority

I hear many people these days talking of their priorities. There should never be a plural for priorities. By its very nature, a priority can only be single entity. What happens when one has several priorities? In case of conflicts … Continue reading

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Moments of Grace, 3

Blessings are often identified with good fortune, joy and happiness, dreams come true, and the like. But grace can also be found in our pain and suffering, failures and disappointments, our tears and fears, even emptiness and loneliness. For what … Continue reading

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Moments of Grace, 2

I love mornings and the freshness they bring Yet I love the sunset as much as the morning I only need to see them with joy in my heart And the showers of blessings simply start. I love being with … Continue reading

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Be Watchful. Be Ready.

  I can close my eyes and still see. I can shut off my ears and nose and still hear and smell. I can shut out the sights and the sounds and be alone; and in the silence and solitude … Continue reading

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Saint Andrew, Apostle

  This is Saint Andrew’s Cross. Legend has it that Andrew told his executioners that he was not worthy to be crucified on the same cross style as Jesus, and persuaded them to alter the shape. Today is the Feast … Continue reading

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Why The Church Is Holy

This song is the theme of the movie “The Cardinal”, the story of a priest who faced temptations and challenges of moral dilemmas, the social issues of his times and the never-ending tests to his celibacy. He was not perfect … Continue reading

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On Generosity

Generosity begins not with what I have but with what I am inside and who I am. Generosity is measured not by what I give away but by what i keep for myself. If I can live with small amounts … Continue reading

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