Sunday, August 1, 2010
We live in such a noisy world that many of us have come to be afraid of silence. We think that if only we do a great deal, it does not much matter what we are. In fact, we seldom stop to investigate what manner of man we are. The hero of the hour is the one who can accomplish the greatest number of things in the shortest possible time. But he makes a sorry monastic hero. It is not what our Lady did which made her the Queen of Heaven and earth, but what she was."
-- A right to be merry by Mother Mary Francis, PCC
** Painting by Helen Mary Elizabeth Allingham, RWS