January 07, 2005

Stay-At-Home Mom (my foot)

"The ordinary arts we practice everyday at home are of more importance to the soul than their simplicity might suggest. " Thomas Moore

I quite like this quote.

Posted by Rae at January 7, 2005 12:22 PM

Every simple work and gesture we make coram Deo is of eternal, trascendental significance, because we are images of a holy, eternal and trascendent work.

St. Theresa of Avila used to say, "The LORD walks among the cooking pans of the mess hall", and indeed it does.

Posted by: Eduardo at January 7, 2005 01:07 PM

Sorry for not explaining. Coram Deo = facing God or in the face of God.

Posted by: Eduardo at January 7, 2005 01:14 PM

Rae--Thank you for this. It's what my heart/instinct/spirit tells me everyday and what I have to fight tooth and nail to believe enough to act on everyday.

Posted by: Cindy at January 7, 2005 10:01 PM

Cindy, I realized that I somehow mixed up a few of the letters in your URL. The link in my blogroll is now fixed. :D

Cindy, teeth and nails are made sharper by tearing and filing. I am with you.

Posted by: Rae at January 7, 2005 10:21 PM

Great quote!

He is Saint Thomas Moore, btw. A martyr to the whims of a king who would rather split the Church than be without his precious heir.

Posted by: Patrick at January 10, 2005 10:55 AM

A saint really? I thought it was from the Irish writer Thomas Moore. Has be been made a saint? "Moore" information, please :D (Is the link I provided the wrong Mr. Moore?)

Posted by: Rae at January 10, 2005 11:37 AM

Eduardo, I forgot to thank you for mentioning that quote from St. Theresa of Avila (Patrick first mentioned her here). I love anything that encourages giving faith hands and feet because sometimes the hands and feet of faith get tired and forget their purpose.

Posted by: Rae at January 10, 2005 11:39 AM

You're right. I'm incorrect. I had no idea there was a another significant Thomas Moore. If they were modern day actors they wouldn't be able to have the same name. The new guy would have to modify or change his name acording to SAG rules, I believe.

Anyway, sorry for jumping the gun.

Posted by: Patrick at January 10, 2005 01:17 PM

No worries, Patrick.

SAG Rules- now just how do you know about those?

Posted by: Rae at January 11, 2005 08:14 AM

Rae, you're more than welcome. No problem!

Now, about the confusion between Thomas Moore and Sir (St.) Thomas More, I also got confused the first time I read something from Moore. I thought, "wow, I didn't know the old Chancellor had such literary talents". But then, the book (an anthology) was sensible enough to offer mini-biographies of every author in an appendix, and it was there that I learned that Moore and More were not the same person. Were it not for that mini-bio, I would fall for the same confusion than Patrick.

Posted by: Eduardo at January 12, 2005 04:58 AM
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