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, December 24, 2014

Keeping Watch

As we celebrate the great and blessed feast of Christmas, the Solemnity of the Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, let us keep in mind and pray for those who keep watch over us. May God keep safe our soldiers, sailors, airmen, service and support corps personnel (doctors, nurses, medics, military air traffic controllers), police and all emergency personnel and those in the intelligence and security services.

For all those serving far from home and their families, may God watch over them.

Saints of Heaven: pray for them.
Holy Angels of God: protect them.

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