The New Gasparian
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A journal dedicated to the life and mission of St. Gaspar del Bufalo, and to a life lived in response to the call and the cry of the Most Precious Blood of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Our on-going mission is to share good news of hope and communion.

Thursday, August 21, 2003
100 Years

Iyleene Medlock (Keyes) Schmidt
August 22, 1903 -- April 11, 1995

When one finds a worthy wife, her value is far beyond pearls.
Her husband, entrusting his heart to her, has an unfailing prize.
She brings him good, and not evil, all the days of her life.
She obtains wool and flax and makes cloth with skillful hands.
Like merchant ships, she secures her provisions from afar.
She rises while it is still night, and distributes food to her household.
She picks out a field to purchase; out of her earnings she plants a vineyard.
She is girt about with strength, and sturdy are her arms.
She enjoys the success of her dealings; at night her lamp is undimmed.
She puts her hands to the distaff, and her fingers ply the spindle.
She reaches out her hands to the poor, and extends her arms to the needy.
She fears not the snow for her household; all her charges are doubly clothed.
She makes her own coverlets; fine linen and purple are her clothing.
Her husband is prominent at the city gates as he sits with the elders of the land.
She makes garments and sells them, and stocks the merchants with belts.
She is clothed with strength and dignity, and she laughs at the days to come.
She opens her mouth in wisdom, and on her tongue is kindly counsel.
She watches the conduct of her household, and eats not her food in idleness.
Her children rise up and praise her; her husband, too, extols her:
"Many are the women of proven worth, but you have excelled them all."

Charm is deceptive and beauty fleeting; the woman who fears the LORD is to be praised.

Prov 31:10-31

Grandma passed away on Tuesday of Holy Week in 1995. We still miss her. There was a certain quality to the table she would set. It would welcome anyone. We are counseled in the Scripture to "remember the rock from which you were hewn," and she is one of those for whom the following words are fulfilled: "Many are the women of proven worth, but you have excelled them all." We miss you, Grandma. Happy Birthday.

posted by Fr. Jeffrey Keyes, C.PP.S. on 9:51 PM link
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Ireland Photos

I gave my sister a CD of all my pictures and all her pictures and she created an online album for her friends. Here is the link so you can go look at the 14 pictures she posted.
Click Here!

posted by Fr. Jeffrey Keyes, C.PP.S. on 2:46 PM link
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