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Month: October 2016

How to be Happy: Lesson 3

How to be Happy: Lesson 3

This lesson is for the simple (i.e. me). It’s especially for Sundays (and days when there are great things to remember – like the promises made by Our Lord to St. Margaret Mary). To be happy I must pray, and pray, and pray, and pray, and pray, and pray, and pray, and pray, and pray, and pray, and pray, and pray, and pray, and pray, and pray, and pray, and pray, and pray, and pray, and pray, and pray, and…

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3 Ways for Mr. Gates to Grow Younger: And Be Like a Carmelite

3 Ways for Mr. Gates to Grow Younger: And Be Like a Carmelite

What is it you want? Right now? Well, depends on where you are, who you’re with, what time it is. It all depends. But here’s something you and I want: eternal youth! Funny, even Mr. Gates wants it too. God made Him with that desire to have ‘life and have it to the full.’ But you can’t give him it, and I can’t give him it. Yes, you want to grow younger – or at least stay eternally fit and…

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What Do You Once You’ve Climbed Everest?

What Do You Once You’ve Climbed Everest?

Have you ever met someone who has climbed Mount Everest? No? Neither have I. What about someone who knows someone who has climbed it? Yes. Same here. The Question Every Champion of Everest Gets What did you ask about it? Did you ask: “How long did it take?” Or: “What was it like?” I suppose those are questions to someone who knows someone who climbed Mount Everest. But the real question is for the climber – if you meet him….

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3 Ways to Know that God Loves You.

3 Ways to Know that God Loves You.

There are a millions of things you can do to know that God loves you. Here are three: Look up at the sky – it’s always been there for you. Even if you have a Chicken-Licken mentality: it’s still there for you. And like God – it always will be! Keep thinking about this – you’re trying to find the truth. Ask yourself: Is this a con, another attempt to fleece me? You’re trying to figure this out. Keep thinking….

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Book Recommendation – Gaven Kerr’s!

Book Recommendation – Gaven Kerr’s!

  If you don’t know Gaven Kerr then you’re poorer than you could be. He’s a great lad – Belfast’s finest! He’s also pretty smart. One of the Irish Catholics who is serving the Church faithfully. He also is fit as…well, me when I was his age!!!! Although, he’d flatten me with a few Kung Fu moves these days. Here’s the link to his book. Well done Gaven. https://www.amazon.co.uk/Aquinass-Way-God-Proof-Essentia/dp/0190224800  

How to be Happy: Lesson 2

How to be Happy: Lesson 2

So you want to be happy. The discussion has started [here]. What next? Be honest! Look at the miserable folk – and I don’t mean the unfortunate ones who are lying in the gutter, or who are suffering from cancer, or some other tragedy in life. The miserable folk? Yes, the ones who have everything the world has to offer and are still ungrateful, selfish, and you could even say pathetic in their attempts to be eternal youth. They want…

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How to be Happy: Lesson 1

How to be Happy: Lesson 1

Any body not wanna be happy? A pound for any one in that boat! How to be happy? That’s the question. The answer? Go to Mama – she’ll take you to the One who is Happiness. Easy. Decide. Decide for the higher things. I’ll keep the pound/dollar/euro/yuan/rubble…whatever – and give it to Mary’s Meals.

To My Dad and Every Old (Prolife) Soldier!

To My Dad and Every Old (Prolife) Soldier!

  Here’s what I know about my dad, and what I’ve thought. Born: Glasgow, Scotland, 28th November, 1922 – jings, that’s nearly 100 years ago! His dad? His dad (my grandad) married my grandmother after his first wife died. The local parish priest arranged it. This meant my dad had older half brothers and sisters. The most famous of these was Eugene (I know him as Uncle Eugene). His name is on the war memorial in Monte Cassino. He was…

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One Good Man!

One Good Man!

A number of years ago there was a book written by Dr. Paul C. Vitz on the psychology behind atheism. It was entitled Faith of the Fatherless. The general thesis was that if the dad-child relationship is messed up then it’s more than likely that the child-God relationship will go out the window. Atheism often finds it’s home in the fatherless home. Then there was another one, this time by Donald De Marco and Benjamin Wiker, entitled Architects of the…

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A Guest Post!

A Guest Post!

For the Feast of Blessed John Henry Newman here is a great piece written by a dear friend. If any other dear friend wants to post something then just send it on. No dear friend is too dear! Thank you, Monica. Notice also how some people know how to spell – even when English is not their first language!!!   Our Lady and Blessed John Henry Newman by Monica Rapeanu (a native of Romania and a lay Dominican of the…

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