Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Turn Aside for a Little While

Declina paulisper: turn aside for a little while.

These two little words come from the Vulgate of Ruth 4:1, and in them we can hear Christ's words to us. Turn aside! The world is full of business, turn aside for a little while and pray.

I hope this blog will not turn out to be just another source of busyness, either for me or for you, dear reader. I will strive to say here "only such as is good for edifying, as fits the occasion, that it may impart grace to those who hear."


  1. Well done, sir. Well done.

    And welcome. You're dearly needed.

  2. Peter..thanks for the great blog. I'll be checking back. I met you at Sister Connie's office in the Pastoral Center.
    Oremus pro invicem!

  3. Thank you for your support and for promoting my blog! God bless!

  4. Mr. Mottola,

    I just discovered your blog off of the Cleansing Fire site. It's great that our seminarians are keeping us up to date on their journey to the priesthood. I wish you the very best as you prepare to serve God in this most necessary capacity. Study your Latin carefully, we need more priests who know the language of the Church! God bless you, and you are in our prayers.

  5. Great blog, Peter! My prayers for your ordination and success in proclaiming the Gospel message.

    Rob, looks like you're not the only one to find their way here from Cleansing Fire :-)