Quote/s of the Day – 11 January – The kingdom of God is at hand, repent and believe in the gospel. — AnaStpaul (Reblog)

Quote/s of the Day – 11 January – The Sixth Day in the Octave of Epiphany, Readings: Hebrews 1:1-6, Psalms 97:1 and 2, 6 and 7, 9, Mark 1:14-20 “This is the time of fulfilment.The kingdom of God is at hand,repent and believe in the gospel.” Mark 1:15 “And the people sought him and came […]

Quote/s of the Day – 11 January – The kingdom of God is at hand, repent and believe in the gospel. — AnaStpaul

Haiku: Sunday Thought

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“In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.” King James Bible, 1 Corinthians 15:5

How much do we know?
Who can say what is to come?
Breathe in each moment

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Quote/s of the Day – 6 January – Epiphany – In Your Light, we see light! — AnaStpaul (Reblog)

Quote/s of the Day – 6 January – The Solemnity of the Epiphany of the Lord In Your Light, we see light! “If the Magi had come in search of an earthly King,they would have been disconcerted at findingthat they had taken the trouble to comesuch a long way for nothing.Consequently they would haveneither adored […]

Quote/s of the Day – 6 January – Epiphany – In Your Light, we see light! — AnaStpaul

Thought for the Day – 5 January – The Shortness of Time — AnaStpaul (Reblog)

Thought for the Day – 5 January – Meditations with Antonio Cardinal Bacci (1881-1971) The Shortness of Time “We often complain about the swift passage of time.Hours, days and years pass by, never to return.When we think about the past, do we feel consoled or depressed?How many hours have we spent on useless pursuits such […]

Thought for the Day – 5 January – The Shortness of Time — AnaStpaul

Thought for the Day – 2 January – The Necessity of Meditation in Silence — AnaStpaul (Reblog)

Thought for the Day – 2 January – Meditations with Antonio Cardinal Bacci (1881-1971) The Necessity of Meditation in Silence “With desolation all the land made desolate because, there is none that considereth in the heart” (Jer 12:11). Very often the world is plunged in the desolation of evil because, there is nobody who will […]

Thought for the Day – 2 January – The Necessity of Meditation in Silence — AnaStpaul

Thought for the Day – 31 December – The Last Day of the Year — AnaStpaul (Reblog)

Thought for the Day – 31 December – Meditations with Antonio Cardinal Bacci (1881-1971) The Last Day of the Year “The last day of the year has come.It should be a day of reckoning and of resolution.Think of the many benefits which God has conferred on you throughout your life but, especially in the year […]

Thought for the Day – 31 December – The Last Day of the Year — AnaStpaul

Thought for the Day – 30 December – Following Jesus — AnaStpaul (Reblog)

Thought for the Day – 30 December – Meditations with Antonio Cardinal Bacci (1881-1971) – Friday of the Second week in Ordinary Time, Year A Following Jesus “When we have renounced ourselves and have embraced our cross with resignation and love, we must follow Jesus.We must follow Him in a special way as the infallible […]

Thought for the Day – 30 December – Following Jesus — AnaStpaul

One Minute Reflection – 28 December – “The servant is not greater than his lord” — AnaStpaul (Reblog)

One Minute Reflection – 28 December – The Feast of the Holy Innocents – The Fourth Day of the Christmas Octave, Readings: 1 John 1:5-2:2, Psalm 124:2-5, 7-8, Matthew 2:13-18 When Herod realised that he had been deceived by the magi, he became furious. He ordered the massacre of all the boys in Bethlehem and […]

One Minute Reflection – 28 December – “The servant is not greater than his lord” — AnaStpaul

Thought for the Day – 28 December – Scandal — AnaStpaul (Reblog)

Thought for the Day – 28 December – Meditations with Antonio Cardinal Bacci (1881-1971) Scandal The Gospel contains a frightening condemnation of those who give scandal.“Whoever causes one of these little ones who believe in me to sin, it were better for him to have a great millstone hung around his neck and to be […]

Thought for the Day – 28 December – Scandal — AnaStpaul

Third Day of Christmas: Christmas cookies or hot chocolate? — To the Great Western Wood (Reblog)

Join in on the Christmas festivities!! This is a super fun thing we in the Blogging world like to call Blogmas and it’s celebrated 12 Days of Christmas style! There are 12 different ‘Would You Rather’ topics that I will be writing about the next 12 days of December. Feel free to join in if […]

Third Day of Christmas: Christmas cookies or hot chocolate? — To the Great Western Wood

Vincent Van Gogh Cuts Off His Ear — December 23 1888

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On December 23 1888, artist Vincent Van Gogh cut off his left ear following a row with fellow artist, Frenchman Paul Gaugin. There are, however, some alternative hypotheses.

The Dutch painter, who had previously relocated to Arles in the south of France, was struggling with deep depression. He had been finding it difficult to make an impact as an artist.

Nineteen months later, Van Gogh would take his own life. He had only been able to sell one painting; posthumously he was to become one of the most famous and loved artists ever.

*An astrological analysis of Vincent Van Gogh.

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