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

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