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.

Saturday, July 30, 2016

Prayer at the Reception of Holy Communion (Ordinariate influenced version)

Heavenly Father, all thanks be given to Thee for the gift of Thy Son, our Lord Jesus Christ, Whose Body and Blood is now received. Look kindly, O loving Father, upon this lowly roof and see Thy Son here dwelling. Grant, most merciful Lord, the grace to enter more deeply into His Passion and death, so that at the end of this earthly sojourn, having been united to His suffering in the embrace of the cross entrusted to me, I may enter into the glory of His Resurrection and, in the company of Thy holy angels and saints, forever praise Thee, Most Holy Trinity. Through the same Christ our Lord. Amen.

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