Saturday, January 07, 2012

Sunday Snippets--A Catholic Carnival

Sunday Snippets is brought to you each week by RAnn at This, That and the Other Thing.

It's been a busy couple of weeks here at The Well.  I had a quick reflection on The Beloved Disciple and one about consuming "stuff" vs. consuming Christ,  found a great Saint of the Year Generator to choose your saint for 2012, and did a book review about the scholarly article Jesus as Healer, started a new link category, online Homilies.  I also shared an incredible spiritual resource from St. Mark Coptic Church in DC.

I also shared my usual art, music and poetry, including The Saga of the Cave, Trying to Surprise God and Innkeepers by Sr. Juliemarie McDonald.  For art, I brought back a popular post explaining the symbolism of the icon of the Nativity, and featured some street art of logs made to look like colored pencils.

I sincerely hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas Season and that Jesus' love and peace will rein in our hearts year 'round.


Barbara Schoeneberger said...

Dymphna, thanks for the links to the saint generator and the Coptic spiritual journal. You come up with really interesting stuff for us.

Staying in Balance said...

You're welcome! I'm really glad you enjoy reading!

TACParent said...

Meant to tell you I like your new background. I am awed at your discipline of keeping a blog!

Staying in Balance said...

Thanks! It is from a photo I took out the window from our choir loft @ church. I put it in a photo-editing software and pixelated it.

Michele said...

we've had a nice quiet Christmas. i hope yours was enjoyable as iam sure it was:) i wish you many blessings for the new year. i think your Saint for 2012 is a very good choice.

myself for 2012, i have Saint Therese. i have done much reading and research on Saint Therese in the past few years. I totally identify with her as i do with Saint Bernadette. both are wonderful Saints. Saint Therese is a doctor of the Church as well.

As usual, you always make thought provoking posts that i like to just sit back and absorb. namely, the poetry, and what you write about the Saints. your blog looks wonderful!

Staying in Balance said...

Thanks so much, Michele! Our Christmas was fairly quiet too. Thanks for the complements on my blog. It is nice to know I have readers out there!

Saint Therese is one of my very favorites. I think a lot of us can identify with her.

Dymphna's favorite quotes

"Slavery ended in medieval Europe only because the church extended its sacraments to all slaves and then managed to impose a ban on the enslavement of Christians (and of Jews). Within the context of medieval Europe, that prohibition was effectively a rule of universal abolition. "— Rodney Stark

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