The Benefits of Bad Fortune

St. Severinus Boethius (480-524) was no stranger to Fortune, good or bad. Having risen to fame as a preeminent scholar and statesman, he was later imprisoned and then executed for daring to defend the Roman Senate against the raging tyrant, Theodoric. In his Consolation of Philosophy, Lady Philosophy helps Boethius to recognize the benefits ofContinue reading “The Benefits of Bad Fortune”

Our Lifelong Friend

The bridegroom came: and they that were ready, went in with him to the marriage, and the door was shut. But at last came also the other virgins, saying: Lord, Lord, open to us. But he answering said: Amen I say to you, I know you not. Matthew 25: 10-12 A fundamental fact of eternalContinue reading “Our Lifelong Friend”

Our Best Friends

Give me the grace, Good Lord, to think my worst enemies my best friends, for the brethren of Joseph could never have done him so much good with their love and favor as they did him with their malice and hatred. St. Thomas More, Prayer written in the Tower of London For his trust inContinue reading “Our Best Friends”