Venerable Fulton Sheen and His Coffee

“The average American is physically, biologically, psychologically and neurologically unable to do anything worthwhile before he has a cup of coffee. And that goes for prayer too. Even sisters in convents whose rules were written before electric percolators were developed would do well to update their procedures. Let them have coffee before meditation.”

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St Augustine

This is a reflection from the mind of St. Augustine, who takes us through a meditation of how the good things of the earth and human life point us to God, who is the source of all that is good. St. Augustine lived from 354-430 A.D.; I enjoy the fact that having lived 1,600 years ago, Augustine lists things which even in our modern day, we would agree that these things make life good.

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What Makes the Sun a Beacon for the Whole World?

How would you describe an experience you had? Often, we reach for descriptions of other things more familiar to us to describe something new and beyond precise articulation. Take for example my first experience of driving. It was like I was on this steady roller coaster. There was a feeling of not being in control and then remembering the brake pedal. The car seemed to float like a boat. I was driving a 2000 Ford Taurus. I'm sure the commercials for a Ford Taurus never compared it to a roller coaster or a boat, but that was the only way I could describe the new sensation.

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