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Friday, May 22, 2015

A 'thank you' to visitors, regular readers and passersby.

This blog received it's two hundred thousandth visit, and then some, this day... er, yesterday. I just arrived back home from work shortly after midnight. Thank you, regular readers and occasional passersby, for visiting and spreading the word.

New members are always welcome!

This blog was started during the Christmas holidays in 2011 with the intent to:
  • promote true, good and beautiful liturgy;
  • promote liturgical reform and provide links to resources;
  • express concerns about liturgical abuse (with a just a hint of or an attempt at humour);
  • express thoughts about the Catholic Faith in the public square and, frankly, to push back against forces in society that have little respect for people of faith, authentic diversity and inalienable rights;
  • defend the dignity of human life from conception to natural death;
  • identify other Catholic blogs that herald orthodoxy and appreciate tradition.
Great satisfaction comes through providing links to Catholic services which, to this blogger's mind, more people need to know about. If you haven't already, do visit the resource pages in the left column of this site. Click on a link and let a journey begin!

Your comments are always taken to heart. Thank you, too, for your prayers.

May our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ be adored and praised with the Father and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever!

—The Catholic Sacristan.

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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.