Posted by: Peadar Ban | June 5, 2012

Today, June 5, 2012

Borrowed from The Christian Book Corner‘s Facebook Page:

For the third day clouds and unseasonable cold are the order of the day, and rain, at times soft mist. It is as if March and April had tried on late Spring and switched climates with May and June. Well, that is just fine. We like it for the good it does our plants and flowers…and weeds, God love them. It also reminds us of Ireland, a place dear to our hearts, full of lush green places and soft rains, soft days.

The birds seem to love it, too. They flock to our feeders and sing their Morning Hymns in choirs glorious. This morning a tiny black capped Hummingbird, robed in green, sat in contemplation at the edge of his feeder while a Jay and an Oriole together sang in antiphonal harmonies while the little one bent in solemn prayer.

How odd that we should see that scene and think it prayer we watch. But, why not. “All the earth proclaims the Lord” for those who can see it.

The clouds will pass us by soon enough. One is always sad, somehow, to see them go. Under them there is a gentle intimacy and closeness, a kind of delicate feeling on the world and all within it. We have behaved well, here in the soft light and quiet.

Come again, clouds and soft rains and stay awhile…

Here is a little photo inviting you to our home to see the wonders rain works on the waiting earth and sleeping seeds:

Come and Visit Us. You Are Always Welcome Here


Today is the feast day of St. Boniface, Bishop and Martyr, who was the apostle to the Germans. Good St. Boniface, pray for us.

We need it.

Saint of the Day
St. Boniface (673-754)
Boniface was a bold missionary to Germany. He often destroyed pagan idols and temples, and replaced them with churches. He was slain by pagan savages.

Reflections from the Saints
In her voyage across the ocean of this world, the Church is like a great ship being pounded by the waves of life’s different stresses. Our duty is not to abandons ship but to keep her on her course.
– St. Boniface

Scripture Verse of the Day
Romans 8:15
For you did not receive the spirit of slavery to fall back into fear, but you have received the Spirit of adoption as sons, by whom we cry, “Abba! Father!”

Life in Christ: Catechism #2281
Suicide contradicts the natural inclination of the human being to preserve and perpetuate his life. It is gravely contrary to the just love of self. It likewise offends love of neighbor because it unjustly breaks the ties of solidarity with family, nation, and other human societies to which we continue to have obligations. Suicide is contrary to love for the living God.

One Minute Meditations
Fishers of Men
At times, seeing those souls asleep, one feels an enormous desire to shout at them, to make them take notice, to wake them up from that terrible torpor they have fallen into. It is so sad to see them walk like a blind man hitting out with his stick, without finding the way!

I can well understand how the tears of Jesus over Jerusalem sprang from his perfect charity.
– St. Josemaria Escriva, Furrow, #210
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Here is something which we think captures exactly the day. Imagine the tiny black capped praying bird just outside your window, and his two brightly robed choristers singing with
angels invisible nearby:

Beginning in D-Flat Major, this piece focuses on inner confliction and the contemplation of the solitary self. The composition was born from the mind of Fréd…


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