Sunday, February 6, 2011

Episcopal Boyishness

Bishops share a laugh outside St. Michael's Cathedral last May.

It is requisite for the relaxation of the mind that we make use, from time to time, of playful deeds and jokes. 
                    – St. Thomas Aquinas

Friday, February 4, 2011

Our Lady

Our Lady is called by the devotional title Morning Star in the mural above the Lady altar in St. Michael's Cathedral.

Our Lady's love is like a stream that has its source in the Eternal Fountains, quenches the thirst of all, can never be drained, and ever flows back to its Source. 
        - St. Marguerite Bourgeoys

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

An Irish Saint's Wish-list

An angel from above the nativity scene in St. Michael's Cathedral.

I would like the angels of Heaven to be among us. I would like an abundance of peace. I would like full vessels of charity. I would like rich treasures of mercy. I would like cheerfulness to preside over all. I would like Jesus to be present. I would like the three Marys of illustrious renown to be with us. I would like the friends of Heaven to be gathered around us from all parts. I would like myself to be a rent payer to the Lord; that I should suffer distress, that he would bestow a good blessing upon me. I would like a great lake of beer for the King of Kings. I would like to be watching Heaven's family drinking it through all eternity. 
                      – St Brigid