“Anima Christi” – 4 (1. Soul of Christ, sanctify me.) (2. Body of Christ, save me.) (3. Blood of Christ, inebriate me.) – – – – – Water from the side of Christ, wash me. Aqua lateris Christi, lava me. Who of us is not aware of the need for cleansing? We are all sinners, [...]
Category Archive for 'Acceptance'
By what boundless mercy, my Savior, have you allowed me to become a member of your body? Me, the unclean, the defiled, the prodigal. How is it that you have clothed me in the brilliant garment, radiant with the splendor of immortality, that turns all my members into light? Symeon the New Theologian, trans. by [...]
Late one afternoon I rode my bicycle to the city hall gardens, where the fountains are enjoyable, and oftentimes the people as well. This particular day, I happened upon Pat Fitzpatrick, a dedicated advocate for the homeless, who was there with his signs. The captions started me thinking about which human needs can rightfully be [...]
You would think that with all the forms we fill out, both online and off, we would know who we are. Although if we stop to think about it, we may realize that the information required to open a Google account or to get a new credit card or to buy a book on Amazon.com [...]
The poet U. A. Fanthorpe pictures the shepherds and the Magi – those familiar visitors to the infant Jesus – walking “haphazard by starlight straight/Into the kingdom of heaven”: This was the moment when Before Turned into After, and the future’s Uninvented timekeepers presented arms. This was the moment when nothing Happened. Only dull peace [...]