Colm’s Commonplace

A.M.D.G.

“Commonplace” is a translation of the Latin term locus communis (from Greek tópos koinós, seeliterary topos) which means “a theme or argument of general application”, such as a statement of proverbial wisdom. In this original sense, commonplace books were collections of such sayings, such as John Milton’s commonplace book. Scholars have expanded this usage to include any manuscript that collects material along a common theme by an individual. – Thanks Wikipedia!

If you didn’t know it, I work for a fantastic Bishop – Bishop Donald Bolen. (more on that another day). He’s great, he also went to Oxford and gave me an idea.

He shares great bits of wisdom, poems, and writings from smart and wonderful people. I wondered how he always did it… well, he cheats – in a smart holy kind of way!

I was recently at a retreat Bishop lead and he gave us pages of quotes and great things to reflect on from his commonplace book. I’ve always saved random great things all over the place. We chatted about his commonplace book and I knew what I had to do!So, here is my running tumblr with great quotes, music, photos, and memories worth remembering. My blog here is for my own thoughts and musings.

But here we salute what is true, good, and beautiful in others.

Do you do anything similar with awesome stuff in your life you’d like to remember and share? Let me know, I’d love to follow along! Also, if you have anything you think worthy of my commonplace give me a shout!Peace

-Colm

Colm Leyne

Colm Leyne is a Christian Father, Husband, & Best Uncle Ever.

In Youth Ministry for 16 years, now as Coordinator for Roman Catholic Diocese of Saskatoon. He strives to speak & write things that others find uplifting and empowering.


Colm Leyne


Colm Leyne is a Christian Father, Husband, & Best Uncle Ever.

In Youth Ministry for 16 years, now as Coordinator for Roman Catholic Diocese of Saskatoon. He strives to speak & write things that others find uplifting and empowering.



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