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Saints among us, then and now

I am a little pencil in the hand of a writing God who is sending a love letter to the world - Teresa of Calcutta

I am certain in my heart that all that I am, I have received from God. - Saint Patrick

For he will command his angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways. - Psalm 91:11

My immortal life is on the point of beginning. - Andrew Kim Taegon, Korean martyr

Great occasions for serving God come seldom, but little ones surround us daily. - Francis de Sales

Allow the light and healing presence of Christ to shine brightly through your lives. In that way, all those who come in contact with you will discover the loving kindness of God - John Paul II

Appalachian artistry

Just off the Blue Ridge Parkway in Asheville, North Carolina, you'll find the Folk Art Center, where traditional and contemporary crafts from the region are displayed. Through much of the year, craft demonstrations are held daily. Enjoy looking at some of the pieces on display there.

Titanic movie costumes on display at Biltmore

The connection between the Vanderbilts and the Titanic may not be immediately apparent, but the Vanderbilts were originally booked to sail on the disasterous maiden voyage of this "unsinkable" ship. At the last moment, they decided to sail on the Olympic, her sister ship. A servant of the Biltmores stayed with the Titanic to take care of their belongings; he was among the 1500 souls lost when the ill-fated ship sank.


Bedtime at Biltmore

Before wrapping up our trip to Biltmore, I thought I'd share a few photos of the sleeping quarters. I dare say they make our bedroom appear a bit underdone in contrast!