Quick Takes Friday: St. Fursey Edition


Happy St. Fursey's Day!   Go to Jen's blog, Conversion Diary, for more Quick Fridays.

St. Fursey was an Irish monastic founder, the brother of Sts. Foillan and Ulan, praised by St. Bede. Fursey was born on the island of Inisguia en Lough Carri, Ire land, as a noble. He founded Rathmat Abbey, now probably Killursa. In 630 Fursey and his friends went to East Anglia, England, where he founded a monastery near Ugremouth on land donated by King Sigebert. In his later years, Fursey went toFrance to build a monastery at Lagny, near Paris, France. He was buried in Picardy. St.Bede and others wrote about Fursey’s intense ecstasies.


I learned this winter that there is good snowman snow -- soft and heavy

And there is good ice sledding snow -- dry and crunchy; preferably after a freezing rain

The jury is still out on snow that is fun to shovel.



Overheard: "I'm surprised no one in my 4 H club knew what Camera Obscura meant in Latin."

It takes a certain, child-like humility to assume that everyone with more birthdays than you knows everything that you do.



Two St. Rose of Lima (Aug 23) quotes from the Catechism of the Catholic Church:

Apart from the cross there is no other ladder by which we may get to
heaven. (CCC 618)

When her mother reproached her for caring for the poor and the sick at
home, St. Rose of Lima said to her: "When we serve the poor and the sick, we
serve Jesus. We must not fail to help our neighbors, because in them we serve
Jesus. (CCC 2449)


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