We are not just material beings, but spiritual persons with a need for meaning, purpose, and fulfillment that transcends the visible confines of this world. This longing for transcendence is a longing for truth, goodness, and beauty. Truth, goodness, and beauty are called the transcendentals of being, because they are aspects of being. Everything in existence has these transcendentals to some extent. God, of course, as the source of all truth, goodness, and beauty, has these transcendentals to an infinite degree. Oftentimes, He draws us to Himself primarily through one of these transcendentals. St. Augustine, who was drawn to beauty in all its creaturely forms, found the ultimate beauty he was seeking in God, his creator, the beauty “ever ancient, ever new.”―Sister Gabriella Yi, O.P.

Bishop Lopes: A Pledged Troth. A pastoral letter on Amoris Laetitia.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Gone Fishin'

CS Image/Even Dragonflies Need To Rest*

Blogging will be light for the next week or so.

Thank you to all who visit on a regular basis, and thank you to new visitors for dropping by.

Looking to the near future, a few forthcoming titles:
  • Hell.No. A Meditation
  • Disorganized Religion
  • Ecumenical or Interfaith?
See you soon.
—The Catholic Sacristan.

*... and no, the image is not photoshopped. Photograph taken at a Thetis Lake picnic/August 2014.

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