Sunday, August 28, 2011

Reflections from the Saints

"Remember the devil never sleeps, but seeks our ruin in a thousand ways."

– St. Angela Merici

Blessed Kateri Tekakwitha

Feastday: July 14
Patron of the environment and ecology
b. 1656 d. April 17, 1680

Blessed Kateri Tekakwitha, Virgin, has not yet been canonized.
Kateri was born near the town of Auriesville, New York, in the year 1656, the daughter of a Mohawk warrior. She was four years old when her mother died of smallpox. The disease also attacked Kateri and transfigured her face. She was adopted by her two aunts and an uncle. Kateri became converted as a teenager. She was baptized at the age of twenty and incurred the great hostility of her tribe. Although she had to suffer greatly for her Faith, she remained firm in it. Kateri went to the newChristian colony of Indians in Canada. Here she lived alife dedicated to prayer, penitential practices, and care for the sick and aged. Every morning, even in bitterest winter, she stood before the chapel door until it opened at four and remained there until after the last Mass. She was devoted to the Eucharist and to Jesus Crucified. She died on April 17, 1680 at the age of twenty-four. She is known as the "Lily of the Mohawks". Devotion to Kateri is responsible for establishing Native American ministries in Catholic Churches all over the United States and Canada. Kateri was declared venerable by theCatholic Church in 1943 and she was Beatified in 1980. Work is currently underway to have her Canonized by the Church. Hundreds of thousands have visited shrines to Kateri erected at both St. Francis Xavier andCaughnawaga and at her birth place at Auriesville, New York. Pilgrimages at these sites continue today.
Bl. Kateri Teckakwitha is the first Native American to be declared a Blessed. Her feastday is July 14. She is the patroness of the environment and ecology as is St. Francis of Assisi.
Copy from Catholic Online.

Saturday, August 27, 2011


beautiful photograph

lush vegetation

tire on the hood

great colors

Image from Vineet Kaur.


This photo has it all.

a box


wax seals

beautiful handwriting

Image from That Kind of Woman.

Friday, August 26, 2011

Early Start on the Weekend

individual dip

watermelon sangria

Images from Slim Paley.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Wednesday, August 24, 2011


from J. Crew

from the new Toast catalogue

Anne, do you think I could do this?

I am going to try and modify a pair of my black pants.

too cool

the bad news is these items are available this season

Top Image from Have Less Be More and bottom two from Toast.

Why can't I find a work shirt?

Image from Have Less Be More.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011



Image from Brown Dress with White Dots.

Monday, August 22, 2011

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Reflections from the Saints

"The bread which you use is the bread of the hungry; the garment hanging in your wardrobe is the garment of him who is naked; the shoes you wear are the shoes of the one who is barefoot; the acts of charity that you do not perform are so many injustices that you commit."

– St. Basil

This has been posted before yet needs to be repeated.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Shades of Orange

Top image from A Well Traveled Woman, next eleven images from Vineet Kaur, bow at elbow from Jason Frank Rothenberg.

Details in Dress

does the finger nail polish count for orange?


very nice

a half tuck, although this is more of a quarter tuck

orange might be the color of choice for a new bag

new jewelry from old is always good

Top four images from Have Less Be More, fifth and sixth images from A Well Traveled Woman with remaining images from Fruit cream.