Category Archives: Glorious Mysteries

The Mystical Body

The Lord didn’t just want to become one of us: He wanted to become all of us.   Advertisements

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It will be amazingly beautiful

In this moment of pain the Lord said to me, “The wonderful end to your story is visible and present to me. I see the whole thing and it’s beautiful. You are not yet in a position to see it. … Continue reading

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The implications of what we believe about God’s Freedom

It is more proper to say God “couldn’t” rather than God “wouldn’t” create a world where he would be anything less than free to achieve his good ends. God is maximum Freedom itself. Once again, look at the Crucifixion. And … Continue reading

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Re-presenting the sacrifice of Christ

It is said that at Mass the priest does not re-sacrifice Christ but only re-presents (i.e. makes present again) the sacrifice of Christ. The priest initiates the Eucharistic prayer by saying, “Pray, brethren, that my sacrifice and yours may be … Continue reading

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Quite a world!

Say what you want about this flawed and fallen world, but keep in mind that it’s a world where we can murder God and it still has a chance to work out all right. Not bad. Not a bad world … 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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The unhostile takeover

Let’s look at the mystery of Mary’s Assumption in possibly a different way. St. Paul says that “it is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me.” If this was true of Paul, it quite possibly could … Continue reading

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