"Are we prepared to promote conditions in which the living contact with God can be reestablished? For our lives today have become godless to the point of complete vacuity. God is no longer with us in the conscious sense of the word. He is denied, ignored, excluded from every claim to have a part in our daily life." - Alfred Delp, S.J.

Sunday, November 06, 2011


>: The holiday season is upon us. <:

Never, ever purchase products that look like the item shown in the photo.  Never even think about it.


  1. ... you cracked me up with this warning!

  2. I f-ing hate those stupid angels.

  3. An angel toilet plunger?

  4. Me too, Paul. No Precious Moments, either, or Willow Tree, or Dreamsicles. All that stuff that people like to get moms and grandmas. Amazon gift cards, that's the ticket.

  5. Well, guess I'm gonna be returning your Christmas present then...

    How about a Thomas Kinkade painting then?

  6. Oh Larry! How... sad, really.

  7. Maybe Cathy would like it instead?

  8. Alas,...I am guilty...hang me by my toenails..

    I DID buy an oil painting today of a mouse on a strawberry looking at a butterfly..something about it just SPOKE to me...even though it is kind of a creepy looking mouse...

    Terry--I'll send ya a photo :)

    I also have a Thomas Kinkaid zippered bible cover that I use to hold my Breviary, plus has some nice little side pockets to hold a rosary and small phamplets/prayer cards....so handy for Adortion/Benediction...plus no mistaken it is mine :)


  9. Adoration I mean...wow how yukky that worde turns at a bit of a misspell :(

  10. I RECEIVE gifts like this ALL the time. I am afraid that when I eventually pass away many people's feelings will be hurt when they turn up to sort my belongings and find a trunk filled with items such as these still in their original packaging.

    No one knows of this. It is my secret.

  11. Diane7:13 AM

    In the religious nicknacks section of a local store they had a bunch of angels mounted on crosses?????

    OK. Angels are religious; crosses are religious so . . .

  12. "...Never, ever purchase products that look like the item shown in the photo. Never even think about it..."

    How about Mariachis at the Manger scene?

    You are too funny.

    Damn good advice, though.


  13. My mother-in-law, bless her, gave us a Willow Tree Nativity set the year we married. They are not coming to our house this year. I think it will stay in the closet...

  14. A charming and unpretentious piece expressing a winsome pro-life sensibility.


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