The Royal Road of the Holy Cross – The Imitation of Christ

How should we see the Cross in our lives as Christians? In honour of the traditional feast of The Finding of the Holy Cross (3rd May), let's reflect on the inspiring challenge presented in Thomas à Kempis' The Imitation of Christ (see here for UK readers). Image: St Helena and the Cross, Wiki Commons. The …

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God Alone – On St Thomas the Apostle

"O my Eternal Father, give me Thyself." 1. I ADORE Thee, O my God, with Thomas; and if I have, like him, sinned through unbelief, I adore Thee the more. I adore Thee as the One Adorable, I adore Thee as more glorious in Thy humiliation, when men despised Thee, than when Angels worshipped Thee. Deus meus et …

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The Kingdom of God – Christ is Risen!

"Teach me, like Mary, to sit at Thy feet, and to hear Thy word." 1. MY Lord Jesus, how wonderful were those conversations which Thou didst hold from time to time with Thy disciples after Thy resurrection. When Thou wentest with two of them to Emmaus, Thou didst explain all the prophecies which related to Thyself. And …

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“It is Consummated” – To Our Lord in the Tomb

"Though hast paid the price, it is done, it is secured." 1. IT is over now, O Lord, as with Thy sufferings, so with our humiliations. We have followed Thee from Thy fasting in the wilderness till Thy death on the Cross. For forty days we have professed to do penance. The time has been long …

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Our Lord Refuses Sympathy

"He trod the winepress alone." 1. SYMPATHY may be called an eternal law, for it is signified or rather transcendentally and archetypically fulfilled in the ineffable mutual love of the Divine Trinity. God, though infinitely One, has ever been Three. He ever has rejoiced in His Son and His Spirit, and they in Him—and thus through …

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Initial thoughts on the Consecration of Ukraine and Russia

Here are some brief reflections on what the latest announcement may mean for us. 1. Our Lady said Russia, not Russia and the World, or Russia and Ukraine, or the USSR, or the individual Soviet republic, or the Russian Federation. Without this being a problem - why can't we just do what we're asked? 2. …

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