All Saints - A Golden Chain of Witnesses

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“The eyes of the saint make all beauty holy and the hands of the saint consecrate everything they touch to the glory of God, and the saint is never offended by anything and judges no one’s sin” (New Seeds of Contemplation, p.24). These words of Thomas Merton are packed with meaning. First he says the ‘eyes of a saint make all beauty holy’….This vision or seeing is possible for everyone…the eyes that behold beauty connect the beauty with holiness…what is seen is beautiful and it is holy, imbued with Divine life….Then the ‘hands of the saint consecrate everything they touch,’ treating everyone and everything as holy, as gift of God

November 01, 2020 Read More

Homily on the Beatitudes – C, br. Daniel

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Jesus’ Sermon on the Mountain, with His famous Blessings, is usually associated with the Evangelist Matthew, who gives the most elaborated version. But also Luke has his version. According to Luke, Jesus is rather descending into a valley – or at least towards ‘a stretch of level ground’. Though being closer to the earth, it is especially Luke who stresses the hereafter. Jesus speaks his consolation words to all those who appear to be unfortunate in this life: the poor, the hungry, the mourning and the suppressed.

February 17, 2019 Read More

Wednesday of the Seventh Week of Ordinary Time

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Readings of the day: RB 5:1-13Mass: Jm 4:13-17; Resp Ps 49/Mt 5:3; Mk 9:38-40

Blessed are the poor in spirit; the Kingdom of heaven is theirs!(Resp Ps 49/Mt 5:3)
Pope Francis writes about this Beatitude and its relationship to holines
May 23, 2018 Read More
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