Saturday, April 28, 2012

Saint Louis de Montfort

April 28th is the feast day of Saint Louis deMontfort, co-founder of the Daughters of Wisdom in 1703.  The following excerpt is from his Cantique #23 on the practice of silence:


“Practice silence.
Be sparing of your words
And generous in your silence.
Then, speak the truth.”

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Poem in Your Pocket


April 26 is "Poem In Your Pocket Day."


The Academy of American Poets suggests simple ideas on how you can celebrate the day.



Select a poem you love, carry it with you and share it with co-workers and friends on Poem In Your Pocket Day. Or, you can:

 1) Post it on your blog.

 2) If you are a teacher, reward students "caught" with a poem in their pocket.

 3) If you are a local business owner, offer discounts for those carrying poems.

 4) Add a poem to your email footer.


For more information, celebration ideas and sample poems, visit www.poets.org/pocket.

Thursday, April 19, 2012

National Poetry Month




April is

         National Poetry Month.  

    Take some time

          To encounter a poem.

   Read one.

         Listen to one being read.

   Write one!

   Even copying a poem

             can be

  An enlightening experience!

Monday, April 16, 2012

Facing the Truth




O God, help me to believe the truth about myself -  no matter how beautiful it is!


~ Macrina Wiederkehr, OSB, "A Tree Full of Angels: Seeing the Holy in the Ordinary"

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

New Life Abounds



The earth is full of the goodness of God.

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Feast of the Resurrection



I have risen and I am with you still.

                                    (Entrance Antiphon - Easter Sunday)

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

The Cross of Jesus

When nailed to the Cross,

Jesus embraced it as a lover embraces a beloved,

and in so doing freed it to be     

not what it was

But what He was:  Wisdom's love for the world.




(Excerpt #171, The Love of Eternal Wisdom: A Revisioning of Saint Louis DeMontfort's Contemplation on Divine Wisdom by Rabbi Rami Shapiro.  Copies available through Wisdom House, info@wisdomhouse.org; $5 donation includes shipping)

Monday, April 2, 2012

Befriending Jesus

While many worship Jesus, few befriend Him.

To be His friend is to share His cup, and to suffer His fate.

Just as Eternal Wisdom infused earth with heaven through Her suffering as Jesus, so His friends reveal the Kingdom's peace by confronting the Empire's violence, and suffering the consequences.




(Excerpt # 180, The Love of Eternal Wisdom: A Revisioning of Saint Louis DeMontfort's Contemplation on Divine Wisdom by Rabbi Rami Shapiro.  Copies available through Wisdom House, info@wisdomhouse.org; $5 donation includes shipping)