In the comments to Part 1 below Christine said, “I think you confuse notions of duty and sacrifice.” Although I’m not sure what she meant by that, somehow I think that might be the heart of what I’m trying to get at so let me try to address those two notions and see if I’m […]
Archive | May, 2009
from the Anchoress in honor of World Day of Prayer for Vocations & the Habit, a reflection on the meaning of the habit: Sister had a delusion; she justified forsaking the habit with themes of solidarity, compassion and humility but in truth her story illustrated egoism and presumption. She bemoaned a possibility of cheating a […]
Recently Dom and I were discussing the institution of the parish nursery and the desirability of bringing toddlers to Mass. I was rather surprised when two mothers of my acquaintance were in favor putting their children in the nursery when they are between the ages of 18 months and three and a half because, they […]
My parents sent Sophie this collapsible crawl tunnel for Christmas. Until this week Bella has been the one to play with it while Sophie watched and laughed. Then suddenly this week I looked up and Sophie was in the tunnel, laughing and shrieking.
Today Bella and Sophie and I went to our first story time at the library. There were about six other 2-3 year-olds there and a couple of younger sisters about Sophie’s age. Each of the children was given a yellow duck name tag on a ribbon blue ribbon to hang about their necks. They all […]