On Rectory Renovations

Not that it’s in our budget in the least to undertake such a breadth of renovations, but that’s one good looking dining room.

No, it is for me to live amongst the poor and strive for holiness. (Not that I am in any way living amongst ‘the poor’.)

Who are the poor?  Sure, those with little or no funds.  How about those who do not know Jesus Christ? Who haven’t been Baptized? Who are lost in other spiritualities which are a dead end?

Striving to live a life of holiness in an unholy culture.  Which brings to mind a prayer of Catherine Doherty.


Arise – go! Sell all you possess.
Give it directly, personally to the poor.
Take up My cross (their cross) and follow Me,
going to the poor, being poor,
being one with them, one with Me.

Little – be always little! Be simple, poor, childlike.

Preach the Gospel with your life – without compromise!
Listen to the Spirit. He will lead you.

Do little things exceedingly well for love of Me.

Love…love…love, never counting the cost.

Go into the marketplace and stay with Me.
Pray, fast. Pray always, fast.

Be hidden. Be a light to your neighbour’s feet.
Go without fears into the depths of men’s hearts. I shall be with you.

Pray always. I will be your rest.

One does what what can in the service of our Lord – one day at a time.


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