On the Incarnation #14

from the Treatise De Incarnatione Verbi Dei by St. Athanasius.. ..from my Substack The Trinity Sends St. Gabriel to Announce to Mary the Incarnation, Pietro Novelli, Il Monrealese You know what happens when a portrait that has been painted on a panel becomes liberated through external stains. The artist does not throw away the panel, but…

Life is charming..

.. On seeing the hidden charms of life. .. from my substack God has made it so. Heckfield Place in Hampshire, England The phrase such charms of life came to me on my way to Mass this past Sunday, 15 minutes before the feast of Christ the King in the Roman Calendar. This was after I found my…

Come.

.. an s-note from my Wine to Water substack. I’ve really had a hard time focusing these past couple of days. You know why.. It feels like I need confession, a purge. Here’s where I am mentally, spiritually, physically: -I cannot write. -I’m having difficulty praying, sitting still, focusing. -All the prep I did for Nano evaporated,…

3 ways God touched my heart in a moment

Allegory of Charity by Zurbarán It must have been my fatigue. Not that we did anything mentally vigorous today in our teacher training.. We were introduced to new virtual learning management system today. People spoke while I leisurely tried intuiting the platform. It was an easy, second day back, but by the time 3p rolled…

Caveat City*

Delivery of the Keys, Perugino Entering the fray - August 9, 2020 update I try again, this time, publicly putting my cowardly writing neck out there through @thedivinemirror. I've no clue who will follow along - I can't say I would, there's hardly any structure to what I'm proposing as a writing group - but…

Temptation of Neglect, Begone.

The Temptation of Christ by the Devil, Felix Joseph Barrias. Wrapping up work. Today, I discovered a glaring omission in my work that had to be completed - from about 2 weeks ago, when I was in the throws of watching Twitter, and forgetting the Truth of my vocation. Granted, I would have come across…

Continuing the Struggle to Pray

Jesus Carrying His Cross, Le Sueur 12 noon - Away Twitter, Repulsed by the Liturgy of the Hours - Christian Prayer Version Yes, coming back here. First day away from Twitter (again).. and I have not come up with thinking that will help me figure it out once and for all (maybe). Which is this:…

Returning to Christ Tonight

It is the day before Shrove Tuesday, and, of course, I'm babbling about on Twitter. That wasn't my intention. About a day ago, I was very much in the mood to simply slip away as I usually do, but then I end up wanting to engage and love. It always happens. So, I've come back…

Take possession of me, Lord..

Holy Trinity by Pierre Mignard. ..Eternal Father, that I may die and go to heaven.. It's 10p.. I will hurry. Just some thoughts.. On Writing Catholic-y stuff.. So many times, I'm always conflicted with whether or not I should be writing.. at all, about anything, whatever. What's the point? I already have had several notebooks,…