Category Archives: Misc

Been a Long Time in Writing…

I’ve not written on this blog in over four years.  Much has transpired, and my writing has instead gone to more a chronicle of events, feelings, thoughts, and trials.   I admit it is rather raw–an outpouring of this and that … Continue reading

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A Prayer That I Love (and maybe you will, too)

Litany of Humility Cardinal Merry del Val He was accustomed to recite this prayer daily after the celebration of Holy Mass.   O Jesus meek and humble of heart, Hear me. From the desire of being esteemed, Deliver, me, Jesus. … Continue reading

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Trees for Sale

Deciduous, blooming trees in the gardens are always a joy to behold, especially if planted so as to bloom in succession throughout spring and summer.  Below are three trees I hope to sell; they are too large for me to … Continue reading

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New Antique Catholic Art Prints Available from Hermit’s Collection

To view, click on the “page” on the right side of this site in order to access the Catholic and Religious Art Prints, most antique of over 100 years.  You may order either framed or unframed.  My deepest hermit apologies … Continue reading

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Joyful Hermit Offers Books, Media, from Personal Library

After having the idea of a type of inspirational lending library, and realizing after several years that this is not God’s idea but mine, the actuality remains that in our time, people are more specific about their reading desires and … Continue reading

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Green Glory (aka Green Glop, Reprised)

I cannot extol enough the benefits of Green Glory.  Yes, it used to be called Green Glop in previous post; but people complained that it did not sound appetizing.  Can a rose by any other name smell as sweet?  Green … Continue reading

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This and That: Projects and Thoughts

I have been laid up with a neck injury, and prior to that was busy making some Valentine pillow cases for little ones. Note:  A little boy much prefers sharks to Snoopy Heart  fabric! Plus, I was practicing the harp … Continue reading

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Dorotheos of Gaza Said This, That Sticks

This morning I was reminded of a man named Dorotheos of Gaza.  It had to do with contrition… saying we are sorry.  But first let’s learn about this hermit born into the world at Antioch in Syria around 506.  From … Continue reading

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Valentine’s Day Treats Benefit Women’s Care Center

Why not share some home-made love this Valentine’s Day?  Consider making a donation, and the hermitage-made Fortitude Fudge, St. Bernard Love of God Bourbon Balls and Sea-Salted Caramels will be ready-fresh per order.  I will ship anywhere in the continental … Continue reading

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Wisdom from a Wise and Holy Woman: Teresa of Avila

When we think of people who influence us–as public figures, mentors, or private friends–sometimes we forget those who are not in our geographic region….or our lifetime.  One such person to me is a woman named Teresa de Cepeda y Ahumada.  … Continue reading

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