leisure

Learning the Lesson of Leisure

As a child, looking out the back window of our mini-van, I could see the fields of corn stretching out along either side of I-29 for miles. This could mean only two things: summer and camping! My sisters and I loved the camping adventures that would occur during the non-winter months of the Midwest. But more than just summer fun, […]

Finding Refreshment

Many Catholic women try very hard to be Proverbs 31 wives and mothers. It’s an excellent goal, but frankly sometimes it can be exhausting. Are we doing enough? Are our efforts going to ‘pay off’? If we are doing what we are supposed to be doing, why is life still so hard? These thoughts were swirling in my head recently […]

Dr. Michael J. Naughton

Daily Catholic Quote from Dr. Michael J. Naughton

“The focus on school as an instrument to career success is increasingly crowding out a classical understanding of what education should be about. Josef Pieper writes that ‘leisure in Greek means skole, and in Latin scola, the English school.’ The person of leisure is the ‘scholar.’ Education in the classical liberal arts tradition was that employment of the mind in […]

Time to Think

As busy professionals with compounding responsibilities, isn’t it becoming more and more difficult to find time just to … think?  Commiserating with colleagues and friends, we share how our work days are filled with an almost obsessed focus on getting as much work done as possible, countless meetings and squeezing every bit of air out of our schedules.  In our […]