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.

Sanctify yourself and you will sanctify society.—St. Francis of Assisi.

Thursday, April 21, 2016

A Prayer at Holy Communion

A prayer at Holy Communion

Thank You, Heavenly Father, for the gift of Your beloved Son, our Lord Jesus Christ, Whose Body and Blood I have received. See only Him now dwelling under this lowly roof. Grant me the grace to enter more deeply into Jesus' Passion and death so that at the end of my days I many enter into the glory of His resurrection, through the same Christ our Lord. Amen.

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