“We must carry Jesus in our hearts to wherever He wants to go, and there are many places to which He may never go unless we take Him to them. None of us knows when the loveliest hour of our life is striking. It may be when we take Christ for the first time to that grey office in the city where we work, to the wretched lodging of that poor man who is an outcast, to the nursery of that pampered child, to that battleship, airfield, or camp…”
~ Caryll Houselander
I am a native Texan. I’m a Texas Aggie and a Catholic convert. I adore my husband and try my best to wrangle my sweet children into some sort of order, attempting to teach them about the real meaning of life along the way. This is my space to share my thoughts with you. They are imperfect thoughts. I do not claim to be a theologian, an expert, or really to know very much about anything (except maybe designing websites, but that really has very little eternal value :))
So, I share my ponderings with you and hope that they might make you think a bit, or at least let you know that there are other people out in the world who struggle and strive for goodness and peace. I write also for my children, that someday they might know a little bit of what was going on in my head while they ran rampant around my life, causing joy and chaos. Maybe someday they’ll read my words and know me as a person, and not just as a mother.
The name for this blog, The Loveliest Hour, comes from the British spiritual writer Caryll Houselander. The quote, at the top of the page, comes from a book she wrote about her childhood conversion to Catholicism, A Rocking-Horse Catholic. Houselander (1901-54) was a British mystic and spiritual writer. Learn more about her here.
Please feel free to contact me with ideas or questions. Feel free to leave a comment or email me at lauren (at) santaclaradesign (dot) com.
I also blog a few other places:
on Technology over at CatholicMom.com
at Bookish Catholics, discussing classic literature in the light of faith
and I chat about life and culture at Austin Catholic New Media.
or email me at lauren at santaclaradesign dot com
I own a design studio where I primarily focus on web design and development using WordPress. Santa Clara Design. Please be sure to get in touch if your looking for a new or updated presence on the internet. I’d love to be of service to you.