Tuesday, August 13, 2013


FINDING TRUTH WHEREVER IT MAY BE FOUND:  "The man who is moved to over eat or over drink does not at all necessarily resolve a life long of gluttony or drunkenness.  If anything he's far more likely to assure himself that this is the very last time he will indulge in either.  He reaches out his hand toward the decanter in order to fortify with one more glass his resolve to become a T-totaler."  C. S. Lewis
QUOTE II:  "If you want to win the war you've got to pick the right battles."  This take on the old saying is from the X Files.

Possible new saint on our hands???  The cause for G. K. Chesterton is being opened!  Read more here.  Thanks Brian.

Have you seen the stories about the "angel priest?"  Here is a blog post about it that resolves who the priest is.  But that still doesn't make the story any less cool - the sacraments were what was special and did what they were intended to do.  Thank for the posting.
OK, this was actually pretty cool.  Mary sent in a flash mob doing a painting. 

And in case you want to see the original painting go here.


MaryofSharon said...

You can hear the "angel priest", Fr. Patrick Dowling's, own take on the story here.

(A native Irishman, with a name like Patrick Dowling! Can't help but think of the1940's Hollywood movie priests like Bing Crosby's Fr. O'Malley!)

What a simple, holy priest Fr. Dowling is, and what a beautiful tribute to the gift of the Catholic priesthood, not only to the Church, but to society at large! God knows we need stories like this to restore the respect and gratitude we owe the men who have laid down everything as a gift to the Church.

Anonymous said...

Wow! A real life "Father Dowling Mystery"! What a comfort it must have been for the young lady to have a priest pray for her during the accident. Somehow I still think Servant of God Fr. Etlin must have been involved as well! It was great to learn about him.

Anonymous said...

Awesome flash mob! Do you know name of original painting/artist. (It has a Rembrandt look about it!)

Anonymous said...

miracles needed for Chesterton's sainthood


MaryofSharon said...

You are correct that the painting is by Rembrandt, with all his wonderful use of light and shadow. It is commonly called the "The Night Watch", presumed to be a night scene because of its dark appearance. It was later discovered, when a darkened varnish was removed, that it is not night scene after all. It would more properly be called "The Company of captain Frans Banning Cocq and lieutenant Willem van Ruytenburch preparing to march out." ( Wikipedia)