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, November 14, 2016

The Seventh Candle

What applies to local feet could very well apply to an overseas roamin' overseer's mouth.

The Seventh Candle

Whenever the seventh sign appears
upon the altar of Blessed 'Drew,
the wandering mad hatter nears.
Waxing, he strolls into nave 'midst fears
he makes former things ordered askew.

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