Words of St. Catherine of Siena:
(with thanks to Art Middlekauff)
"Don't you see, now, how Christ is poor and humbled in a manger in the midst of the animals, having refused all human glory and ostentation? ...
to be an example and rule for us he chose at his birth a poverty so extreme that he had no blanket to be wrapped in—a poverty so extreme that because it was the cold season the animals breathed on the child's body (to keep him warm). And at the end of his life he was so needy and his bed, the cross, so narrow that he lamented that the birds have nests and foxes dens, but the virgin's Son has nowhere to rest his head."
A wee explanation: this website was created as a way to amplify the daily surprise of seeing glory in one small life. The notebook entries represented here are all selected from things actually lived and noted on paper in an effort to live the full life British educator Charlotte Mason so ably championed.