Tuesday, 19 April 2016
By Other Means
On the whole, [my father] spoke very little in public about his faith in God. Rather it was by other means, by the warm feeling of good will he seemed to radiate, by his profound and extraordinary appreciation of others, by the serenity of his bearing perhaps—in all these ways he transmitted a sense of the presence of God to others.
Jean Vanier, of his father, The Right Honourable Georges P. Vanier
(former Governor General of Canada), In Weakness, Strength p. 17
Tuesday, 12 April 2016
Saturday, 9 April 2016
Humblepiety: Prayer from ‘Amoris Laetitia,’ or ‘On Love in the ...: Holy Family Jesus, Mary and Joseph, in you we contemplate the splendour of true love; to you we turn with trust. Holy Family of Nazareth,...
Friday, 1 April 2016
[Prophets of peace] have lived and proclaimed a path of non-violence. They have been able to do this because they received support and lived with a community of men and women of like minds and hearts. “When I despair,” said Mahatma Gandhi, “I remember that throughout history the way of truth and love has always won. There have been tyrants and murderers and for a time they can seem invincible. But in the end they always fall. Think of it always…whenever you are in doubt that that is God’s way – the way the world is meant to be. Think of that and then try to do His way.”
Jean Vanier, Finding Peace, page 74
After Before Tips to come!
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