Dec 13, 2008

Ven. Edel Quinn, pray for us!

Ole L.A. can always use more savers of souls; what place cannot?

We always need savers of souls, such as Ven. Edel Quinn (1907-1944) of the Legion of Mary. I learned about her when I was a kid; and how much we all owe to Catholic literature and Catholic bookstores!

On fire with love of Jesus and Mary, holy Edel from Dublin became a tireless saver of souls in the mission field of Africa, despite suffering constant illness and exhaustion.

Do you know about Edel Quinn and about the Legion of Mary? If you don't, look them up! You'll say to yourself, like I am, "How much Edel did for Jesus and Mary! Am I doing enough for them?"

For one place to learn about Edel, click on this post's title. (The site is in Spanish.)

Here is a poem that Edel loved:

What is all, when all is told,
that ceaseless striving for fame and gold,
the passing joys and the bitter tears?
We are only here for a few short years.

What is all, just passing through?
A cross for me and a cross for you.
Ours seems heavy when others' seem light.
But God in the end sets all things right.

He tempers the dark with heavenly gold.
And that is all when all is told.

Jesus, Mary, I love You, save souls! Ven. Edel Quinn, pray for us!


Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Archdiocese certainly needs lots of prayers. Have you seen the column in the most recent Tidings in which an episcopal priest expresses pro-homosexual lifestyle sentiments and criticizes Christian doctrine on sexuality? What is such a column doing in the Archdiocesan Catholic newspaper? Read it here:

8:30 AM  
Blogger Quintero said...

Dear Anonymous 8:30 a.m.,

Thank you very much for the tip. I hadn't steeled myself yet to read this week's Tidings.

I'll do a post about this right away.

Thank you again!

9:48 PM  
Blogger Miss C.N.W. said...

Quick question: Are there many Catholic bookstores, outside of parishes? I haven't been able to find one, especially in the San Fernando Valley.

2:03 PM  
Blogger Quintero said...

Miss C.N.W.,

I'll have an idea or two for you.

And in the meantime, maybe our readers can answer your question, too.

9:53 PM  

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