Let nothing trouble you, let nothing make you afraid. All things pass away. God never changes. Patience obtains everything. God alone is enough.- Saint Teresa of Avila
Wednesday, September 30, 2009
I'm so busy.
I wish I had more time.
I'm stressed out.
It never ends.
There's always something.
I need a break.
Then take one.
September is a crazy month, I know. It ushers in the busy season for many of us. School's back in, buses are clogging up the morning streets again. Sports, lessons, homework, teaching, grading, running to those meetings that the summer kept at bay, holiday preparations, transitioning the house for the new season, for the coming cold.
But something else in September is present to counteract this hectic pace. Cold crisp air, burning blue skies, leaves afire, the mournful song of geese overhead, the scent of leaves, of wood-fires, sunsets that throb with color, and starry nights. These are invitations to stillness and to watching. And it only takes a moment to breathe them in, to slow down, to drink freely. Each of these encounters has power in them, because they are natural. And Nature is seldom in a hurry.
I was walking to the parking lot after a long and busy day, with the prospects of a long night of grading and planning ahead of me, when I saw this single leaf in a tree on a patch of grass at the corner of the road. I looked at it. I took a deep breath. And behold, it was good.
Saturday, September 19, 2009
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Sunday, September 13, 2009
If conscience is the voice of God in the soul, then Creation is Him singing.
Watch, wait, look long and look deep. Creation is dying again. Listen to Her wisdom.
Watch, wait, look long and look deep. See this mournful train.
September sets the first steps of Her Via Dolorosa.... Creation's road to Calvary.
Watch, wait, look long and look deep. September speaks a dying wish. To Her children in their maddening rush, in their race over roads of stone and in their cages of glass and steel... Listen. Watch. Be still.
For what happens to me, She whispers, must happen to you.
September speaks in muted tones, in dew-wet droplets on fragile webs, shining like jewels. In the burnt edges of leaves in their final hours, in the cold breath over corn past their ripening. Listen, September speaks.
All things pass, all things change, all things die. And those that give their life away to the summons of September, will be born again.
Wednesday, September 09, 2009
“MARRIAGE AND FAMILY - THE CHURCH AND THE EMERGING CULTURE”
Lecture: HELEN ALVARE, Associate Professor of Law, George Mason University & Consultor to the Pontifical Council for the Laity
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 2009 ♦ 12:15 P.M.
SAINT MONICA PARISH AUDITORIUM
635 FIRST AVENUE, BERWYN
FREE WILL OFFERING
"JOHN PAUL II AND EDITH TEIN: TRUTH & CONSEQUENCES"
Lecture: Scholar GEORGE WEIGEL
5th Annual Edith Stein Lecture Series
Wednesday, September 30, 2009 at 7:00 p.m.
Alumnae Hall Theater at Immaculata University
** Admission is Free **
Advanced phone registration is recommended
Please RSVP to Bambi Girafalco (610) 647-4400 x3438
or firstname.lastname@example.org by September 23, 2009
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