The Cross of Jesus, I

Both in this life and in the next, perfection consists in the imitation of God’s holiness. For all eternity the angels and the blessed will sing no other song of praise than “Holy, holy, holy,” adding the phrase: “Lord God of Sabaoth” or “armies,” as if He were a God of trials or a...

Trachten snowflakes

Has Rowan really discontinued Colourspun? What was not to love about Buttertubs and Giggleswick?  Of course, I had to make this sweater. I loved not only the colorways (which I usually avoid like the plague), but also the snowflakes and the reindeers! And then, halfway up the back I finally had to admit to myself that I don’t...

Sandro Botticelli: Lamentation Over the Dead Christ (detail), 1490-1492

The whole-heartedness of love

Sandro Botticelli: Lamentation Over the Dead Christ (detail), 1490-1492. I was speaking to my Mother today about living with the sorrow of regrets. I should say here that I really hate Hollywood’s mantra of “NO REGRETS!” He who regrets nothing is he who lives for no one but himself. How can you not regret...

Dirndl in Linen

Dirndl in linen

I really only needed a big handful of black buttons for Father’s cassock, but I knew they were having a sale, too, so I set aside a secretive afternoon to poke around my local fabric shop. First I picked up a bolt of wide-wale cashmere corduroy in a dusty forest color that I was...

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