This is Our Story
November 9, 2016

“For the man that is truly good and wise, we think, bears all the chances of life becomingly and always makes the best of circumstances…as a good shoemaker makes the best shoes out of the hides that are given him.” Aristotle, Nicomachean Ethics Today is a day to reflect and to learn. […]

Wednesday Quotes
Winter is Dead
March 16, 2016

She wore her yellow sun-bonnet, She wore her greenest gown; She turned to the south wind And curtsied up and down. She turned to the sunlight And shook her yellow head, And whispered to her neighbour: “Winter is dead.” A.A. Milne, Daffodowndilly Spring penetrates the marrow of our bones. The sights, the […]

One Good Household Rowing Together
July 22, 2015

“All it takes is one good person to restore hope.” Pope Francis, Laudato Si When a classroom discussion is not going well, just one student stepping-up can make the margin of difference. Sometimes a student comes through, sometimes not. We don’t always think of ourselves as responsible for how things go in the […]

Wednesday Quotes
For the Sake of His Children
January 29, 2014

“But would the father have the heart to work if he didn’t have his children? If it weren’t for the sake of his children. And in winter when he works hard. In the forest. When he works the hardest. With his billhook and with his saw and with his felling axe and […]

Aleteia
Having the Heart to Hope
January 8, 2014

“Here for the first time he took heart to hope For safety, and to trust his destiny more Even in affliction.” The Aeneid, I, Virgil The great city of Troy has fallen in an inferno of death and destruction. Having lost his wife, Aeneas embarks on an Odysseus-like voyage across the Mediterranean […]

Wednesday Quotes
A Wish for the New Year
December 31, 2013

“On New Year’s Eve, at about quarter to twelve o’clock at night, the master of the house and all that are with him go about from room to room opening every door and window, however cold the weather be, for thus, they say, the old year and its burdens can go out […]