St. Mary Di Rosa – Saints & Angels – Catholic Online

When the soldiers came pounding the door to destroy , St. Mary Di Rosa opened the door holding a large crucifix with two nuns at her side with candle lights! At that, the soldiers lost their sinful cause, and they were filled with shame. St. Mary De Rosa fought the darkness with the light, literally….

Blessed

When Mr. Norm told me about the new Graphic Memoir “Marbles” by the cartoonist Ellen Forney, I had to get it right away. This book should be disturbing and sad for me, but it wasn’t. It was more funny than disturbing, especially during her manic stage. I have to say, the depression section was pretty…

The Human Journey

I wake up to nightmares some mornings. Upon awakening, the memories of where I am (at my sister’s house), who I am (a single, divorced, immigrant, with a part-time job and not much prospect), and what I have that brought me to this point (bipolar), slowly come back to life, and it’s too much to…

My Fetter Free Soul

William Black abhorred anything that fettered spiritual energy. Much of his invective was directed against organized religion, with its “Priests in black gowns… binding with briars my joys” I could see how this could have caused some controversies. But maybe it was not widely published, as I understand that his work was not generally read in his…

Canon Cure

There are many variations of Pachelbels’ Canon. I have some that I frequent to aid me during some of my major mood variations. They each have their own benefits WITHOUT any side effects-as far as I know-. * Mood stabilizer: It starts out quiet, then rises to a crescendo, and stays high thoroughly. This is…

Here to Love

Once in the bible meeting at the Korean church, we were discussing the gifts of the Holy Spirit. The pastor asked us which gift we would like to choose if we were to choose only one, and of course, most of us answered, Love. I did. It seems that I have been given that gift….

Finding the Rhythm

I start this morning by observing my two little nieces deep in the discussion about two squirrels right outside the kitchen window. Still in their pajamas, their wild hair tangled and undone, they are the cutest creatures I’ve ever beheld. They are my two squirrels right in the kitchen. Off and on, I turn my…

The Sweet Waiting, in Advent

“I want to watch Angelina Ballerina!” “No, I want Tappy Toes!” We just came back from the library with DVDs and books, and as soon as we entered the door, the DVD battle between my niece and nephew broke out. While they argued with only two options, I suggested my choice just to broaden their…

Leave the Rest to Benetton

A fundamental change of mind doesn’t just happen in the head. It derives from a deeper place. It comes from your soul. At one point your soul determines that it is time to make a change, and then your mind aids the decision of the soul. That is the only path to the genuine change….