He Saw Her

He Saw Her

He Saw Her When I started watching the first few seasons of Downton Abbey in the early 2010s, I remember being struck by Lady Mary’s composure and her reserve.  I, by contrast, have always tended to wear my heart on my sleeve. As a consequence, this often made me the...
In the Orangery

In the Orangery

In the Orangery “Jesus, I surrender myself to you – take care of everything.”⁣ ⁣// The Surrender Novena⁣⁣I come back often to this place, one of my favorites in DC. It the “orangery” of the famous Dumbarton mansion in Georgetown. When it gets cold, the flowers...
The Unpopular Virtue

The Unpopular Virtue

The Unpopular Virtue “Chastity is the most unpopular of the Christian virtues. There is no getting away from it; the Christian rule is, ‘Either marriage, with complete faithfulness to your partner, or else total abstinence.’ Now this is so difficult and so...
A Weekly Pilgrimage

A Weekly Pilgrimage

A Weekly Pilgrimage Have you ever had a profound conversation in the most mundane place? God can work anywhere.   I was at the hair salon and I pulled out a rosary to pray as my hair dye set in. Jesus had other plans because as soon as the hairdresser saw it, he...

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