• By Happy Catholic   -   Nov 20, 2019

    ONE DAY AT A TIME

    Let's try to live today as we should, according to the paths of the Kingdom, in trust and simplicity, seeking God and abandoning ourselves...

  • A Girl Knitting By Happy Catholic   -   Nov 20, 2019

    A GIRL KNITTING

    A Girl Knitting, Shirataki Ikunosuke, 1895 via J.R.'s Art Place

    Art
  • By Happy Catholic   -   Nov 19, 2019

    TEMPLE ONE AND TEMPLE TWO READ YET MORE FLANNERY O'CONNOR

    Flannery's territory makes them feel like displaced persons but they keep going because the lives they save may be their own. Episode...

  • By Happy Catholic   -   Nov 19, 2019

    GOD'S GRACE CHANGES AND RE-ORDERS THE SOUL

    God's grace is not external; it actually changes and re-orders the soul and its loves, so that "God becomes the life of the soul as...

    Body
  • Eastern Frisia 2 By Happy Catholic   -   Nov 19, 2019

    EASTERN FRISIA 2

    Taken by Marc Fabian Erdl

  • By Happy Catholic   -   Nov 14, 2019

    LAGNIAPPE: WOMEN AND CATS

    Women and cats will do as they please, and men and dogs should relax and get used to the idea. Robert A. Heinlein

  • Self Portrait with Pipe By Happy Catholic   -   Nov 14, 2019

    SELF PORTRAIT WITH PIPE

    Autoportrait à la pipe, self-portrait, 1892, Louis Anquetin

  • By Happy Catholic   -   Nov 13, 2019

    TRUSTING IN GOD INSTEAD OF OURSELVES

    Sometimes we manage to do what is right, lead a good and virtuous life, have great trust in God, without the slightest problem; and...

  • Eastern Frisia By Happy Catholic   -   Nov 13, 2019

    EASTERN FRISIA

    Eastern Frisia, Marc Fabian Erdl

  • By Happy Catholic   -   Nov 12, 2019

    WHAT GOD SECRETLY SOWS IN OUR HEARTS

    We would like to feel that we're making progress, improving and advancing, and sometimes we do see it: we're aware that God has untied...

    Works
  • Crested Tit By Happy Catholic   -   Nov 12, 2019

    CRESTED TIT

    Crested Tit , Remo Savisaar

  • The Swan, No. 1 By Happy Catholic   -   Nov 11, 2019

    THE SWAN, NO. 1

    The Swan, No. 1 by Hilma af Klint, 1915 via J.R.'s Art Place

    Art
  • By Happy Catholic   -   Nov 11, 2019

    WE NOTICE A SELF-HATRED IN THE WESTERN WORLD THAT IS STRANGE

    Here we notice a self-hatred in the Western world that is strange and that can be considered pathological; yet, the West is making...

    History
  • Veteran's Day Tribute By Happy Catholic   -   Nov 11, 2019

    VETERAN'S DAY TRIBUTE

    Photo credit: Kate Gardiner It Is The Soldier It is the Soldier, not the minister Who has given us freedom of religion. It is the Soldier,...

    Burning
  • By Happy Catholic   -   Nov 8, 2019

    GOD AWAITS US IN OUR OWN NATURE

    We must rediscover the fact that our own nature is not an enemy or a prison. It extends a hand to us so that we might cultivate it. Through...

    Invitation
  • The Star Lovers By Happy Catholic   -   Nov 8, 2019

    THE STAR LOVERS

    Illustration for The Star Lovers by Grace James Illustrated by Warwick Goble Read the story at Childhood Reading This illustration...

    Illustration
  • Gospel of Matthew: Come to the desert to be baptized in the Jordan By Happy Catholic   -   Nov 7, 2019

    GOSPEL OF MATTHEW: COME TO THE DESERT TO BE BAPTIZED IN THE JORDAN

    Matthew 3:1-2 I'm going to back up for a second to look at just a little of the deep symbolism of John the Baptist's ministry. His...

    Movement, Event
  • By Happy Catholic   -   Nov 7, 2019

    PEANUTS AND BANANAS

    We've got two new recipes that are going to be making repeat appearances... Whole-Grain Banana Bread (don't worry - it is not healthy...

  • By Happy Catholic   -   Nov 6, 2019

    MAN'S DIGNITY CONSISTS OF BEING FUNDAMENTALLY A DEBTOR AND AN HEIR

    Man's dignity consists of being fundamentally a debtor and an heir. How beautiful and freeing it is to know that I exist because I...

    History
  • Flower Girl By Happy Catholic   -   Nov 6, 2019

    FLOWER GIRL

    Flower Girl, Childe Hassam