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.

Monday, September 12, 2016

Happy Feast of Saint Guy!

Saint Guy, Patron of
  • Anderlecht
  • animals with horns
  • bachelors
  • people with epilepsy
  • laborers
  • protection of outbuildings, protection of sheds, protection of stables
  • sacristans
  • sextons
  • work horses
  • and is invoked against epilepsy, against rabies, against infantile convulsions, and against mad dogs.
In iconography he is represented as a peasant praying with an angel plowing a nearby field or as a pilgrim with a book or with a hat, staff, rosary, and an ox at his feet.
His grave was said to have been found when a horse kicked it.
Cab drivers of Brabant led an annual pilgrimage to Anderlecht until the beginning of World War I in 1914. They and their horses headed the procession followed by farmers, grooms, and stable boys, all leading their animals to be blessed. The village fair that ended the religious procession was celebrated by various games, music, and feasting, followed by a competition to ride the cart horses bareback. The winner entered the church on bareback to receive a hat made of roses from the parish pastor.
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Saint Guy: pray for us.

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