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

Friday, March 25, 2016

Welcome new members!

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I've been remiss in welcoming to the site new members who have recently joined. Welcome!

To all readers—browse as you will; hang around as often as you have need and/or interest. There are the resource pages in the left column, which is updated four or five times a month, more often when a flood of gems appears. Many links are located in the Oasisphere section at the bottom of the blog. There is also a subject archive located at the base of the blog (the Catacombs).

Before you leave after a visit, say a prayer for Holy Mother Church and for this blogger.

Pax et bonum.

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