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

Mele Kalikimaka! Merry Christmas!

Mele Kalikimaka me ka Hau'oli Makahiki Hou.

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year, especially to the lovely people of the Maui Traditional Latin Mass community and Natalie and Dave at Lilies of The Field Catholic Christian Store in Wailuku.

Peace be with you all!

—the Catholic Sacristan.

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