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

Friday, February 27, 2015


"You aspire to great things, begin with little ones," - St. Augstine

Thursday, February 26, 2015


"All the just are to rise in glory, but each one in his own degree of perfection.  'For, one is the glory of the sun, another the glory of the moon, and another the glory of the stars.  For stars differeth from star in glory.  So, also, in the resurrection of the dead.'  ... it follows that the more completely we have mortified our inordinate passions, and made our life conformable to that of Jesus Christ, the more also of personal beauty and splendour shall we possess in Heaven; and consequently, the more of Heaven's happiness shall we enjoy.
"These attributes of personal beauty and perfection and elevation to a high position in Heaven, are the very marks by which we shall immediately recognise those who have been most holy, and who have done most for God in this world."  Fr. J. Boudreau, The Happiness of Heaven

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Thusday .

"When we do something we dislike,  let us say to God, "My God, I offer You this in honour of the moment when You died for me." - St. John Vianney

Sunday, February 22, 2015


"See, therefore, that you endeavour to clothe your soul with those virtues which befit a spouse of Jesus Christ. Love God above all things. Be extremely charitable to all. Be humble, modest, reserved. Lead a life of mortification, silence and prayer." Fr. J. Boudreau, The Happiness of Heaven
Procession of Young Girls on Confirmation Day, L'hopital de Beaune, 1906 by Geoffroy, Henri Jules Jean

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Today, have you prayed, performed a work of charity, practised self denial, read your Bible?
St. Simon of Cyrene helps Jesus carry His cross

The Happiness of Heaven

I am reading a wonderful book by Fr. Boudreau, The Happiness of Heaven. Here's an excerpt. "What are the personal attributes or qualities in others that make our social intercourse with them a pleasure?... These are virtue, learning, beauty, refinement, mutual love, and the ties of kindred. ... Neither beauty, nor learning, note any other endowment can replace virtue, while it alone can, to a great extent, supply all other deficiencies. ... When we meet with one who is evidently a man of God, one whose every word is instinct with the spirit of God, whose whole exterior betokens the intimate union of his soul with God, in whose very countenance the beauty of angelical purity shines forth, we deem it a happiness to spend a few moments in his society. The pleasures enjoyed in his company are not only exquisite - they are also sanctifying."