Charles Baudelaire Quotes

By Peter Darcy | On Sep 30, 2015 | No Comments

Always be a poet, even in prose. A book is a garden, an orchard, a storehouse, a party, a company by the way, a counselor, a multitude of counselors. Evil is committed without effort, naturally, fatally; goodness is always the product of some art. The devil’s finest trick is to persuade you that he does not exist. ~Charles Pierre Baudelaire…

The Three Flames of Divine Love

By Peter Darcy | On Sep 29, 2015 | No Comments

By Peter Darcy Every year on the 29th of September the Church commemorates the three angels whose names have been revealed to us in Scripture for our consolation: Michael, Gabriel and Raphael. There is a fourth angel whose name is also revealed, Lucifer, but for a different reason: to warn us clearly about all his works and empty promises. When…

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Queen of Angels

By Peter Darcy | On Sep 27, 2015 | No Comments

Fr. Benedict J. Groeschel, CFR A thousand angels were equipped for her guard and custody that they might serve as most faithful vassals of their Queen and Lady. ~Venerable Mary of Agreda, Life of the Virgin Mother of God, 17th century The above extraordinary insight was taken from a private revelation concerning the number of guardian angels that were assigned…

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Albert Einstein on Problem-Solving

By Peter Darcy | On Sep 21, 2015 | No Comments

You cannot solve a problem with the same mind that created it.

George Bernard Shaw on Changing the World

By Peter Darcy | On Sep 18, 2015 | No Comments

The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore, all progress depends on the unreasonable man.

Dog Innocence

By Peter Darcy | On Sep 15, 2015 | No Comments

Her species has been granted limited but significant intellect, also emotions and hope. What most separates her from humankind and from other higher life forms isn’t mental capacity, however, but her innocence. The dog’s self-interest expresses only in matters of survival, never degenerating into the selfishness that is expressed in an infinite variety of ways by those who consider themselves…

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Alexander Graham Bell on Opportunity

By Peter Darcy | On Sep 11, 2015 | No Comments

When one door closes, another opens; but we often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door that we do not see the one which has opened for us.

Jesus, Meek and Humble of Heart

By Peter Darcy | On Sep 11, 2015 | No Comments

By Fr. Benedict Groeschel, CFR Come to me, all you who labor and are burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am meek and humble of heart; and you will find rest for your selves. For my yoke is easy, and my burden light. (Mt 11:28-30) Have you ever…

Angelic Testing

By Peter Darcy | On Sep 3, 2015 | No Comments

By Peter Darcy We cannot fully know the exact content of the test that was given to the angels on the day they were created, but many bright minds have come up with some plausible theories about it over the centuries. As free beings, angels had to undergo a test of moral character, in order to prove whether or not…

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Coach John Wooden on Character

By Peter Darcy | On Sep 2, 2015 | No Comments

Be more concerned with your character than your reputation, because your character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are.