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.

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So then, brethren, stand firm and hold to the traditions which you were taught by us, either by word of mouth or by letter.—2 Thessalonians 2:15

Thursday, December 25, 2014

2014 Vatican Christmas Late Night Liturgy/play-byplay: Marini tackles Pontiff during Incensation

Monsignor Guido Marini: steering popes in the right direction since October 1, 2007.

"Incensation Destination"

Images from CTV Midnight Mass video:

16:35 — Still on course. Deacon fakes turn. Then... .

... parting of ways. Marini glance confirms penalty by Pontiff.

Pontiff dekes left: "Catch me if you can!"

Marini closes the distance: "Not so fast!"


Marini sotto voce: "Santissimo Padre,... the Blessed Virgin Mother."

Course correction. Thumbs up from Msgr. Marini.

Good thing this was touch (football) not tackle.

Merry Christmas to Msgr. Guidio Marini, Team Vatican and all Masters of Ceremonies!

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