Thoughts of Death

“Very quickly must thou be gone from hence, see then how matters stand with thee; a man is here to-day and to-morrow he is vanished. And when he is taken out of sight he is quickly also out of mind.” Yes, Thomas à Kempis, our lives are quick indeed. How ironic it is that the longer … More Thoughts of Death

The Misery of Man

“Thou art miserable wherever thou art, and which way soever thou turnest thyself, unless thou dost turn thyself to God.” Every man naturally seeks to avoid misery and enjoy happiness, but our methods of doing so are all too often entirely off-base. For do we not seek to avoid misery and enjoy happiness by indulging … More The Misery of Man


“There is no such thing as an unhappy saint,” my mother once told me. How, then, to reconcile happiness with the absolute necessity of compunction? It would appear on the surface the two sentiments are at odds, but let us see if this idea holds true. Happiness flows naturally from peace, and compunction is the … More Compunction

Solitude and Scilence

Solitude and silence–two words our modern world needs to take to heart. Perhaps all of our problems can be traced back to the simple fact that modern man absolutely refuses these two hidden treasures. Indeed was Pascal right when he claimed, “All of humanity’s problems stem from man’s inability to sit quietly in a room alone.” … More Solitude and Scilence

A Good Religious

Perhaps we are not all called to be a religious in the strict sense of the term, but we are certainly all called to be religious. God created us to know, love, and serve Him so that we may be happy with Him forever in the next life. If we are to serve God, then, … More A Good Religious