A wife's charm delights her husband, and her skill puts fat on his bones. Like the sun rising in the heights of the Lord so is the beauty of a good wife in her well-ordered home. Like the shining lamp on the holy lamp stand, so is a beautiful face on a stately figure - Sirach 26:13

Whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable - if anything is excellent or praiseworthy - think about such things. - Php 4:8

Sunday, November 1, 2015

The Christian Wife

"The Christian wife must be a woman of sound piety towards God, an angel of peace in the family, dignified and pleasant towards others." - St. Padre Pio

Bedtime Story by Arthur John Elsley 

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

The Four Temperants

This is an informative video on the four temperaments and how they relate to your predominant fault.  If the start seems a bit dry, stay with it because it really picks up.

In my family, we have all four temperaments  :)

Monday, September 7, 2015

Reason of Our Existence

"The woman is the heart of the home.  Let us pray that we women realise the reason of our existence:  to love and be loved and through this love become instruments of peace in this world" - Mother Teresa

Boris Kustodiev,  On the Terrace, 1906

Friday, September 4, 2015


“And I will put enmity between you and the woman and between your descendants and her Descendant. He will crush your head, and you will bruise His heel.”. - Genesis 3:15

"Hail full of grace.  The Lord is with thee.  Blessed art thou amongst women" - Angel to Mary, Luke 1:26

"Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb" - Elizabeth to Mary, Luke 1:42

"My soul magnifies the Lord, and my spirit rejoices in God my Saviour, for He has regarded the low estate of His handmaiden.  Henceforth, all generations shall call me blessed."  - Luke 1:46

"Do whatever He tells you," - John 2:5

"Behold your mother," - John 19:26

Madonna and Child with St. Anne by Caravaggio

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

The Little Flower

St. Therese of Lisieux - The Little Flower

'Therese intensely disliked one of her fellow nuns, ...  whom Therese described, without identifying her, as "a Sister who has the faculty of displeasing me in everything, in her ways, her words, her character."  Instead of avoiding her, Theresa sought out this nun at every turn and treated her "as if I loved her best of all" - so successfully that this sister once asked Therese, "Would you tell me ... what attracts you so much toward me; every time you look at me, I see your smile?".
'...  It's a little thing, of course, but anyone who has ever suffered from a whiny coworker, a narcissistic roommate, or interfering in-laws can appreciate the heavenly virtue that befriending such a person would require.'  -  The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin

The Silent Life  by Dora Noyes

Thursday, August 27, 2015


"The librarian regarded her hostess with interest.  The editor of the San Ireneo Gazette had the indefinable charm of someone who said little but thought much.  Miss Prim had always felt that such people were at a marked advantage.  They never said anything tactless, never spouted nonsense, never had cause to regret their words or justify themselves.  She had always tried to behave like this, tried not to say anything that might hurt other people or herself, but it wasn't easy." - The Awakening of Miss Prim by Natalia Sanmartin Fenollera

"Afternoon Tea" by William Henry Margetson 1861-1940

Monday, July 20, 2015


“When something painful or disagreeable happens to me, instead of a melancholy look, I answer by a smile. At first I did not always succeed, but now it has become a habit which I am glad to have acquired.” 
― Thérèse de LisieuxStory of a Soul: The Autobiography of St. Therese of Lisieux

A Young Girl Writing a Letter - Etienne Adolphe Piot