Monthly Archives: January 2012

Reassuring words from Blessed John Henry Newman

God has created me to do him some definite service; He has committed some work to me which He has not committed to another. I have my mission – I may never know it in this life, but I shall … Continue reading

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Hidden Secret Forgotten M       I       S       U       N       D       E       R       S       T … Continue reading

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More reflective moments (T. S. Eliot’s The Dry Salvages part V from Four Quartets)

Men’s curiosity searches past and future And clings to that dimension. But to apprehend The point of intersection of the timeless With time, is an occupation for the saint— No occupation either, but something given And taken, in a lifetime’s … Continue reading

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The sacrament of the present moment

T. S. Eliot suggested that “the time of death is every moment” in his long masterpiece poem Four Quartets. This New Years Day 2012, it’s an appropriate occasion to focus on how God sanctifies time via the Incarnation, wherein Christ … Continue reading

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