Monday, December 12, 2016

That quiet time of waiting.
That quiet time of joy. 
The stillness of the night;
is awakened by the cries of the newborn boy.

Jesus, you came to us humbly. 
You departed in painful breath.
You will come again in victory,
as you defeated eternal death.

A meditation by a Plain Catholic.

Friday, November 11, 2016

We give thanks to God for His graces and protection this election cycle.

We give thanks this Veterans' Day for those in the military who have made the ultimate sacrifices to keep us safe.

Friday, October 14, 2016

About Those Unthinking, Backward Catholics

Remember: the next President will be appointing at least two Supreme Court Justices. As the Court goes, so goes American law.

Think about it. Clinton supports homosexual unions, abortion, euthanasia, and despises religious freedom in general and Catholics in particular. Archbishop Chaput eloquently sums it all up in this article.

Please pray the rosary daily for the USA.

Friday, September 2, 2016

Mother Teresa of Calcutta

My Favorite Photo of the Saint of Calcutta
Sunday, Sept. 4th is the canonization of Mother Teresa of Calcutta in which she'll officially be declared a saint. This petite woman changed the world one destitute person at a time.

Mother Teresa went out and picked up each person from the gutter and brought them into her shelter to be cared for. We've been privileged to live in Mother Teresa's lifetime and witness her example of true discipleship to Christ. Let's resolve to follow Jesus as she did: with trust and holy boldness.

Mother Teresa's Canonization Portrait Unveiled

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Fr. Jacques, ora pro nobis.

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Scottish Highland Cattle - in New Zealand

We're starting our herd of Scottish Highland Cattle here in New Zealand. We read up on all the information about them and consulted those who already raise them here. We're excited about this addition to our farm and hope to be able to have a herd of about 30 eventually.

Here's a good shot of one of our first young cows from last summer. We named her Maisie which to us was a good name for a mother. We plan to breed her to increase our herd. God has blessed us!

Friday, June 24, 2016


The global attitude in these days is one of mistrust in governments, large and small. Let's face it. Governmental track records of selfishness, intrusion into religious beliefs, and the neglect of individual freedoms has everyone concerned.

The UK's voting to leave the European Union is one such outcome and there will be more. The world is forever changing and changed so we cannot trust in men or governments. We have our trust in God who never changes.

1 John 2:15-17 
Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any [one loves] the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world. And the world passes away, and the lust thereof: but he that does the will of God abides forever.

Matthew 5:16 So let your light shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father who is in heaven.

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