Thursday, 31 October 2013

October Wordle

Hard to believe another month has gone by...  Here's the October Cupcake Wordle - what can you see?

Sunday, 27 October 2013

Question the beauty

Question the beauty of the earth, question the beauty of the sea, question the beauty of the air, amply spread out everywhere, question the beauty of the sky... question all these things. They all answer you: 'Here we are, look; we're beautiful'. Their beauty is their confession. Who made these beautiful changeable things, if not one who is beautiful and unchangeable? 

St Augustine, Sermons, 241, 2: PL 38, 1134

Wednesday, 23 October 2013

Attuning yourself to love

Prayer is attuning  yourself to the life of the world, to love, the force that moves the sun and the moon and the stars.

David Steindl-Rast, The Music Of Silence

Saturday, 19 October 2013

True centre

The true centre, the power that moves and shapes from within in the rhythm of the stars and of our lives, is worship. Our life's rhythm moves in proper measure when it is caught up in this. 

Joseph Ratzinger (1995), In The Beginning...: A Catholic Understanding Of The Story Of Creation And The Fall. Grand Rapids, MI: Wm B Eerdmans Publishing Co (p28) 

Tuesday, 15 October 2013

Doing a little

We may think we can do very little, but doing a little is better than doing nothing.
From the iBenedictines blog, 27.9.13

Saturday, 12 October 2013


Imagination is more important than knowledge.
Albert Einstein

Thanks to Moonlight and Hares, discovered 11.10.13

Sunday, 6 October 2013

Frail vessel

Thou hast made me endless, such is thy pleasure. This frail vessel thou emptiest again and again, and fillest it ever with fresh life. 

Rabindranath Tagore

Thursday, 3 October 2013

God is good...

We know this definitely and concretely: yes, God is good and it is good to be human.

Benedict XVI to a group of Bavarian dancers & musicians at Castel Gandolfo, August 2012 (Catholic Herald  10.8.12)