My memories of elementary school from many years ago include frequent tests and quizzes, an abundance of daily desk work, and of course, homework. The teacher often displayed quality student work on classroom bulletin boards. Sometimes, in addition to the grade, marked in red ink, the teacher placed a sticker on the paper. It was gratifying to have a little sticker adorn one’s work, a star, a pumpkin in fall, a snowflake in winter, or some other seasonal splash of color. I’m not sure how often my work merited posting.
In the film, The Heart is a Lonely Hunter; there is a startling sequence. A deaf man named Mr. Singer asks a young girl: "How does music sound?" The smiling teenager stands in front of him so that he can read her lips. She also gestures with her hands and her body. But nothing works. The young girl tries everything she can to convey what music is to the deaf man, but all to no avail.
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I would like to personally invite you, your family and our faithful friends around the world to a very special online event tomorrow, June 3, at 11:30 am EDT, to commemorate the anniversary of Father Peyton's call home to God. All of our beloved priests here at the Father Peyton Center will be concelebrating with me.
Mary Lou Rosien offers advice to parents looking for ways to pass on the faith to their children.
Our poor tired world can seem submerged and stuck in an opaque quagmire. Yet what does God intend? What is His perspective?
What was one message coming through the Scriptures today? There were at least four personalities all of whom I found to be inspiriting. First there was Justin, the saint of the day. Then there was Ben Sera whose poetic words in the Book of Sirach I found to be so spiritual. Lastly there was Tobit with his wife Anna who could be the neighbors next door. All four were seekers of the Truth, good to the core.