A New Superhero for Me: Mother Antonia

Dungeon Prompts this week asked us to sing the praises of someone who is a superhero to us.  The instructions were:

We all have heroes that we look up to for some reason or another. We may not want to follow in their footsteps, but there is something about these people that make them bigger than life to us. They may not be perfect individuals; they may not even be real people at all.  Whether it is a story book figure, a comic character, a celebrity, someone doing good in the world, friend, family or otherwise, this week let’s take the time to sing the praises of one of our heroes.

Last year, I discovered someone whom became a superhero to me.  Mother Antonia Brenner was born on December 1, 1926 and died on October 17, 2013.  I learned of her when I read her obituary in Time magazine. Continue reading “A New Superhero for Me: Mother Antonia”

My Favorite Quotes

Photo Credit: Sarah Corlett
Photo Credit: Sarah Corlett

“Don’t be discouraged by your incapacity to dispel darkness from the world. Light your candle and step forward.” — Amma

“It’s not learning that brings you to perfection, it’s unlearning.” — Mother Antonia

“Don’t cry because it’s over; smile because it happened!!” — Dr. Seuss

“I know God won’t give me anything I can’t handle.  Sometimes I just wish he didn’t trust me so much. — Mother Theresa

“Lord, Please help me make it through this self imposed, and totally unnecessary challenge.”     — Author Unknown

“Teilhard de Chardin wrote that we must ‘trust in the slow work of God’………Ours is a God who waits.  Who are we not to?  It takes what it takes for the great turnaround.  Wait for it.” — Gregory Boyle