Saints We Love

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Letter to Friends I Love

A Christmas letter I wrote Dec 5, 2006 to friends I love - still mean every word.  

A wonderful Gift idea for my dearest friends . . . YOU!

My son is always telling me "Spend your Widow Card, Mom!" Truly there are some times your friends will just have to listen to you - so I guess I am spending my Widow Card right now.  This is a special thought from my heart!  Be nice to your widow friend and read this.   Smile.

This morning, before the light of day, very early,  I was looking up toward the heavens and thinking of Tom and his new Home with his friends in High Places.   I know, I know, only his Soul is there now and his body will not be resurrected until the Great Resurrection, but the person who was Tom Fenwick is there now - and I really miss him.  I heard my voice say to him, "Tom, you were the best husband in the whole world.   You were so good to me and if, just if, I could have any given day in my life with you, any day at all, not the best, just any day, you choose it,  I would love it.   Just one more day - I would love to have you here for that one day and I would be the best wife in the world for YOU!  I really appreciate you so much now and wish I had a chance to show you that I could be a much better wife for you!"

Well, you know what Tom Fenwick said?   You are right - he said nothing.  He said nothing.

But, then I thought about all of you out there - my special friends yet on earth,  with your wives or husbands . I thought,  what if you could give each other the one day I wish I could live over.   It works for you!  You could do it for many days and maybe the message this morning was not just for Tom,  and for me,  but a message to share with my friends.

I thought to myself, I said, "Self, tell them all that.  Tell them to stop the craziness and busyness and just say, 'I want today to be the best wife in the world for you!'    (or best husband if you are a man)   Just wallow in the day - light the fire, drink hot chocolate, talk about your favorite memories, say I love you - using many syllables in love - and mean it - and tell him or her why.   Tell her or him what she means to you and your heart and how you love the memories of how you met and fell in love.   Tell him or her every wonderful thing he or she ever did for you and how you remember that day.  Tell him or her how wonderful life has been and how empty your life would be if tomorrow he or she was to be gone."    
That is what I thought to myself.

What do YOU think?  I guess the question I would ask myself (and the Lord) if I had another day is, "How can I do it better?  How can I be the best, Lord, you wanted me to be for Tom?"   I think we can all start there.   Give it a thought and make yourself a gift like none other to the Love of your Life.  Start this second.  Merry Christmas!

PS  Don't fight when you put the lights on the Christmas tree - well, maybe it is okay - but make certain you laugh, too!

Love in the Lamb who was born at Christmas, Terry

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Alleluia! Letter from Home on Easter Morn - Mons Soseman


Mons Soseman on Easter Sunday, April 24, 2011 

All this week, at my Mom's, we have been going easy on water usage.  Although the river has crested, and is on its way down very slowly, we still don't want to stress the drainage system.  So, as I was at my sister Cheryl's this sunny Easter morning getting cleaned up, I flinched all of the sudden to see I had left the water running into the sink while I washed my hands.  Then I realized, it was OK.  The five seconds I had left the water run could not stress the East Moline drainage system. I could use all the water I wanted! 

Resurrexit sicut dixit!

The great exuberance of Easter is met with the metaphor of water, water flowing forth from the side of the wounded Christ, the fountain of Sacramental life within the Church.  Abundance, flowing forth from the side of the resurrected Christ through the Church as the new Jerusalem.  Life giving, nourishing, water!  Rejoice!  the Lord is Risen!  He has appeared to Simon!

The Church, in her Easter liturgy, greets the joyful news that Christ is risen with a song about Water.  Just as in the Old Testament the people were sprinkled with the blood of the sacrificial lamb to show they participated in this sacrifice to God, the Church, on Easter Sunday, sprinkles everyone with the Holy Water blessed during the Easter Vigil, to remind us that each and every one of us is saved by that sacrifice of Christ.  We are sprinkled with sanctifying, purifying water.  Every one of us shares in the joy of the Resurrection, no matter how meek or small, no matter how sinful we feel:  Christ has suffered, died and risen for us!  The Lord is risen, Alleluia! 

So, as you rejoice in the Lord's love for you, shown in his triumph over sin and death, take some time to meditate upon the words of the hymn sung during the sprinkling with Holy Water at Easter Mass:

Vidi aquam egredientem de templo,
a latere dextro, alleluia:
et omnes, ad quos pervenit aqua ista,
salvi facti sunt, et dicent, alleluia, alleluia.

V. Confitemini Domino quoniam bonus:
R. Quoniam in saeculum misericordia eius.

V. Gloria Patri, et Filio, et Spiritui Sancto:
R. Sicut erat in principio, et nunc, et semper,
et in saecula sæculorum. Amen.

I saw water coming forth from the temple
on the right side, alleluia:
and all those to whom this water came
were saved, and shall say, alleluia, alleluia.

V. Give praise to the Lord, for He is good:
R. For His mercy endureth forever.

V. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost:
R. As it was in the beginning, is now,
and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.

God Bless you and Happy Easter!

EASTER ACROSTIC from Kimberly Eng Lee

          EASTER ACROSTIC - from Kimberly Eng Lee


Original Sin


Saturday, April 23, 2011

Becoming Catholic by Nancy Larrick

Becoming Catholic

by That Straight Haired Catholic Girl 

It was a cold day in February of 2006 when I knew I must become a Catholic. Up to that time, I was a lost sheep, wandering around looking for just the right pasture, except that I didn't know I was lost. I was sure I'd find the right pasture if I just kept searching...

Years earlier, in February of 1952, I was baptized in the Russian Orthodox/Greek Catholic Church. I have few memories of my brief time there. By the time I was old enough to have real memories, we had moved on to the Episcopal community, where I was confirmed at the age of 12. Hours were spent memorizing the Lord's Prayer and the Apostles' Creed. I still remember my white dress and the fact that I got to wear stockings and little-heeled shoes. Honestly it didn't mean much to me then. I didn't understand that religion was supposed to affect my whole life. After a year or two we stopped going to church and I lived as a pagan pretty much till I was in my late 20's.

It was the 70's and the 
Jesus Movement was in full bloom. One day I woke up with the uneasy feeling that if I died I was surely going to Hell. I hadn't thought of God in years and really didn't want Him messing with me or my lifestyle. Yet why was I thinking about Him all the time! I was miserable. Then the Jesus People found me.

I was taken in by the promise that Jesus loved me just as I was. All I had to do was ask Jesus to come into my heart, I would be saved and He would take care of the rest. It was a big emotional experience devoid of any solid doctrine. But I had never felt so loved nor had I so many friends. For many years I went to church every chance I got. I joined Bible studies and women's care groups. I was really involved, but it didn't last. The church would either change its teaching, leadership, split or disband completely. When the last community disbanded, I stopped going altogether and grieved for 2 years.

Still, God was calling me to His Church, but which one? Which one had the Truth? Which one had the authority? I immersed myself in books, specifically books about the Bible, and discovered the shocking fact (to me) that the Bible was Catholic. I had never considered that the Catholic Church might be the real thing. I refused to believe it.

Through a series of events that only God could have orchestrated, I found myself attending RCIA classes at an old Catholic Church. Mind you, I was only there to refute what they were trying to teach, but God had sent an excellent instructor. I was learning the authentic Faith of the Church Fathers, not a counterfeit. Jesus hadn't left us here to fend for ourselves. The New Testament hadn't been written yet and wouldn't be for many years. He had specifically told 
Saint Peter to "tend His sheep, and feed His lambs".

My eyes were opened to the truth that only the Catholic Church had the authority to teach the Truth. When we were asked who would like to come into the Church that spring, my hand shot up. I was received into the Church in March of 2006. I was finally in the only true pasture. I am now home.

(used with permission from Nancy, the friend who encouraged me to make a blog)

Something Strange is Happening - From an Ancient Homily for Holy Saturday

Lord's descent into the underworld

      Something strange is happening – there is a great silence on earth today, a great silence and stillness. The whole earth keeps silence because the King is asleep. The earth trembled and is still because God has fallen asleep in the flesh and he has raised up all who have slept ever since the world began. God has died in the flesh and hell trembles with fear.

  He has gone to search for our first parent, as for a lost sheep. Greatly desiring to visit those who live in darkness and in the shadow of death, he has gone to free from sorrow the captives Adam and Eve, he who is both God and the son of Eve. The Lord approached them bearing the cross, the weapon that had won him the victory. At the sight of him Adam, the first man he had created, struck his breast in terror and cried out to everyone: “My Lord be with you all.” Christ answered him: “And with your spirit.” He took him by the hand and raised him up, saying: “Awake, O sleeper, and rise from the dead, and Christ will give you light.”

  I am your God, who for your sake have become your son. Out of love for you and for your descendants I now by my own authority command all who are held in bondage to come forth, all who are in darkness to be enlightened, all who are sleeping to arise. I order you, O sleeper, to awake. I did not create you to be held a prisoner in hell. Rise from the dead, for I am the life of the dead. Rise up, work of my hands, you who were created in my image. Rise, let us leave this place, for you are in me and I am in you; together we form only one person and we cannot be separated. For your sake I, your God, became your son; I, the Lord, took the form of a slave; I, whose home is above the heavens, descended to the earth and beneath the earth. For your sake, for the sake of man, I became like a man without help, free among the dead. For the sake of you, who left a garden, I was betrayed to the Jews in a garden, and I was crucified in a garden.

  See on my face the spittle I received in order to restore to you the life I once breathed into you. See there the marks of the blows I received in order to refashion your warped nature in my image. On my back see the marks of the scourging I endured to remove the burden of sin that weighs upon your back. See my hands, nailed firmly to a tree, for you who once wickedly stretched out your hand to a tree.

  I slept on the cross and a sword pierced my side for you who slept in paradise and brought forth Eve from your side. My side has healed the pain in yours. My sleep will rouse you from your sleep in hell. The sword that pierced me has sheathed the sword that was turned against you.

  Rise, let us leave this place. The enemy led you out of the earthly paradise. I will not restore you to that paradise, but I will enthrone you in heaven. I forbade you the tree that was only a symbol of life, but see, I who am life itself am now one with you. I appointed cherubim to guard you as slaves are guarded, but now I make them worship you as God. The throne formed by cherubim awaits you, its bearers swift and eager. The bridal chamber is adorned, the banquet is ready, the eternal dwelling places are prepared, the treasure houses of all good things lie open. The kingdom of heaven has been prepared for you from all eternity.

Friday, April 22, 2011

Holiness is Always in Season by Pope Benedict XVI

"Be Holy!  Be Saints!"

Holiness is Always in Season is another beautiful book written by Pope Benedict XVI. Ignatius has been publishing books that are so very beautiful you don't want to put them on bookshelves; you want to keep them out where everyone can see them. Seriously, these last few books written by Pope Benedict XVI are covered with gold! Okay, not real gold, but they truly are some of the most beautiful books I have ever seen and then, inside, the words are like liquid gold. This Pope Benedict XVI is a great Theologian and a great writer. 

Holiness Is Always In Season surprised me, as I thought it would be about a topic, obviously Holiness, with lots of heavy reading, but not so. Instead of a topic, it is a Garden of Saints and, within each chapter, done by seasons and months, are the Saints of that month. A Twelve Month Garden, each month filled with different Saints, dozens of Saints, to take you through the year, where Holiness is Always in Season! These Saints are our models and teachers in the way of holiness. The world of the saints is a world of wonders, and Pope Benedict XVI helps us to enter this world. 

Do yourself a favor and go to the "LOOK INSIDE!" on the Amazon page for this book and see the layout. You will gasp at the site of the cover and, if you like to read about Saints, you will enjoy every word. 

The Introduction is worth reading to tempt you to buy the book. Find the Intro in the "LOOK INSIDE!," written, of course, by Benedict XVI; and written as poetry, with reference to "Oh, when the saints go marching in, Lord, how I want to be in that number!" 

Then the Holy Father will take your hand and put it in Blessed Mary's maternal hand as we pray that the Queen of All Saints will lead us toward our heavenly homeland . . . 

At the "LOOK INSIDE!" see the list of all the Saints in January - find your own birthday month - I found mine and saw the Saints I know well in July, my month. I like this book. I had mine the day it came out. 

Pope Benedict XVI wrote: "Holiness never goes out of fashion; on the contrary, with the passage of time it shines out ever more brightly, expressing man's perennial effort to reach God." 

Mother Teresa of Calcutta wrote: "Holiness is not something for the extraordinary; it is not a luxury of the few. Holiness is the simple duty for each one of us." 

Christ taught us all, "Be perfect as your heavenly Father is perfect." 

The Church teaches us, "All the faithful, whatever their condition or state in life, are called by the Lord to that perfect holiness." 

Let us begin, it is Spring!

On Good Friday: Begin the Divine Mercy Novena

On Good Friday: Begin the Divine Mercy Novena (Instructions and Prayers included)

Jesus the Lord of Divine Mercy 
with Blood and Water Flowing from His Side

Thank you to Christina Mehaffey for this reminder to begin our Novena to the Divine Mercy today on Good Friday. Jesus further asked that this Feast of the Divine Mercy (Sunday after Easter) be preceded by a Novena (nine days of prayer) of Chaplets to the Divine Mercy which would begin on Good Friday and extend to the Saturday after Easter (nine days). Christ asked that we prayer for a difference set of people each day:

  1. sinners
  2. priests and religious (i.e. friars, monks, nuns)
  3. devout and faithful souls
  4. atheists and non-believers
  5. apostates (those who have rejected the Catholic Faith)
  6. children and the humble
  7. those who especially venerate and glorify Christ's mercy
  8. holy souls in purgatory
  9. those who have become lukewarm in their love for God

Divine Mercy Novena begins Good Friday

Say one Divine Mercy chaplet each day following the novena intention. In her diary, St. Faustina wrote that Jesus told her: "On each day of the novena you will bring to My Heart a different group of souls and you will immerse them in this ocean of My mercy... On each day you will beg My Father, on the strength of My passion, for the graces for these souls. By this novena I will grant every possible grace to souls." (Diary 1209, 796)
First Day
"Today bring to Me 
All Mankind, especially all sinners and immerse them in the ocean of My mercy. In this way you will console Me in the bitter grief into which the loss of souls plunges Me."

Most Merciful Jesus, whose very nature it is to have compassion on us and to forgive us, do not look upon our sins, but upon our trust which we place in Your infinite goodness. Receive us all into the abode of Your Most Compassionate Heart, and never let us escape from It. We beg this of You by Your love which unites You to the Father and the Holy Spirit. 
Eternal Father, turn Your merciful gaze upon all mankind and especially upon poor sinners, all enfolded in the Most Compassionate Heart of Jesus. For the sake of His Sorrowful Passion show us Your mercy, that we may praise the omnipotence of Your mercy for ever and ever. Amen. 
Say the Divine Mercy Chaplet

Second Day
"Today bring to Me the 
Souls of Priests and Religiousand immerse them in My unfathomable mercy. It was they who gave Me strength to endure My bitter Passion. Through them as through channels My mercy flows out upon mankind."

Most Merciful Jesus, from whom comes all that is good, increase Your grace in men and women consecrated to Your service, that they may perform worthy works of mercy, and that all who see them may glorify the Father of Mercy who is in heaven. 
Eternal Father, turn Your merciful gaze upon the company of chosen ones in Your vineyard - upon the souls of priests and religious; and endow them with the strength of Your blessing. For the love of the Heart of Your Son in which they are enfolded, impart to them Your power and light, that they may be able to guide others in the way of salvation, and with one voice sing praise to Your boundless mercy for ages without end. Amen. 
Say the Divine Mercy Chaplet

Third Day
"Today bring to Me 
All Devout and Faithful Souls and immerse them in the ocean of My mercy. These souls brought Me consolation on the Way of the Cross. They were that drop of consolation in the midst of an ocean of bitterness."

Most Merciful Jesus, from the treasury of Your mercy, You impart Your graces in the great abundance to each and all. Receive us into the abode of Your Most Compassionate Heart and never let us escape from It. We beg this of You by that most wondrous love for the heavenly Father with which Your Heart burns so fiercely.
Eternal Father, turn Your Merciful gaze upon faithful souls, as upon the inheritance of Your Son. For the sake of His Sorrowful Passion, grant them Your blessing and surround them with Your constant protection. Thus may they never fail in love or lose the treasure of the holy faith, but rather, with all the hosts of Angels and Saints, may they glorify Your boundless mercy for endless ages. Amen.

Say the Divine Mercy Chaplet

Fourth Day
"Today bring to Me 
Those Who Do Not Believe In God and Those Who Do Not Yet Know Me. I was thinking also of them during My bitter Passion, and their future zeal comforted My heart. Immerse them in the ocean of My mercy."

Most Compassionate Jesus, You are the Light of the whole world. Receive into the abode of Your Most Compassionate Heart the souls of those who do not believe in God and of those who as yet do not know You. Let the rays of Your grace enlighten them that they, too, together with us, may extol Your  wonderful mercy; and do not let them escape from the abode which  is Your Most Compassionate Heart.
Eternal Father, turn Your merciful gaze upon the souls of those who do not believe in You, and of those who as yet do not know You, but who are enclosed in the Most Compassionate Heart  of Jesus. Draw them to the light of the Gospel. These souls do not  know what great happiness it is to love You. Grant that they, too,  may extol the generosity of Your mercy for endless ages. Amen.

Say the Divine Mercy Chaplet

Fifth Day
"Today bring to Me the 
Souls of those who have separated themselves from My Church and immerse them in the ocean of My mercy. During My bitter Passion they tore at My Body and Heart, that is My Church. As they return to unity with the Church My wounds heal and in this way they alleviate My Passion."

Most Merciful Jesus, Goodness Itself, You do not refuse light to those who seek it of You. Receive into the abode of Your Most Compassionate Heart the souls of those who have separated themselves from Your Church. Draw them by Your light into the unity of the Church, and do not let them escape from the abode of Your Most Compassionate Heart; but bring it about that they, too, come to glorify the generosity of Your mercy. 
Eternal Father, turn Your merciful gaze upon the souls of those who have separated themselves from Your Son's Church, who have squandered Your blessings and misused Your graces obstinately persisting in their errors. Do not look upon their errors, but upon the love of Your Own Son and upon His bitter Passion, which He underwent for their sake, since they, too, are enclosed in His Most Compassionate Heart. Bring it about that they also may glorify Your great mercy for endless ages. Amen.

Say the Divine Mercy Chaplet

Sixth Day
"Today bring to Me The Meek and Humble Souls and the Souls of  Little Children and immerse them in My mercy. These souls most closely resemble My Heart. They strengthened Me during My bitter agony. I saw them as earthly Angels who will keep vigil at My altars. I pour out upon them whole torrents of grace. Only the humble soul is capable of receiving My grace I favor humble souls with My confidence."

Most Merciful Jesus, You Yourself have said, "Learn from Me for I am meek and humble of heart." Receive into the abode of Your Most Compassionate Heart all meek and humble souls and the souls of little children. These souls send all heaven into ecstasy, and they are the heavenly Father's favorites. They are a sweet-smelling bouquet before the throne of God; God Himself takes delight in their fragrance. These souls have a permanent abode in Your Most Compassionate Heart, O Jesus, and they unceasingly sing out a hymn of love and mercy. 
Eternal Father, turn Your merciful gaze upon meek souls, upon humble souls and upon little children, who are enfolded in the abode of the Most Compassionate Heart of Jesus. These souls bear the closest resemblance to Your Son. Their fragrance rises from the earth and reaches Your very throne. Father of mercy and of all goodness, I beg You by the love You bear these souls and by the delight you take in them: Bless the whole world, that all souls together may sing out the praises of Your mercy for endless ages. Amen.

Say the Divine Mercy Chaplet

Seventh Day
"Today bring to Me 
The Souls Who Especially Venerate and Glorify My Mercy and immerse them in My mercy. These souls sorrowed most over my Passion and entered most deeply into My spirit. They are living images of My Compassionate Heart. These souls will shine with a special brightness in the next life. Not one of them will go into the fire of hell. I shall particularly defend each one of them at the hour of death."

Most Merciful Jesus, whose Heart is Love Itself, receive into the abode of Your Most Compassionate Heart the souls of those who particularly extol and venerate the greatness of Your Mercy. These souls are mighty with the very power of God Himself. In the midst of all afflictions and adversities they go forward, confident in Your Mercy; and united to You, O Jesus, they carry all mankind on their shoulders. These souls will not be judged severely, but Your mercy will embrace them as they depart from this life. 
Eternal Father, turn Your merciful gaze upon the souls who glorify and venerate Your greatest attribute, that of Your fathomless mercy, and who are enclosed in the Most Compassionate Heart of Jesus. These souls are a living Gospel; their hands are full of deeds of mercy and their hearts, overflowing with joy, sing a canticle of mercy to You, O Most High! I beg You O God: Show them Your mercy according to the hope and trust they have placed in You. Let there be accomplished in them the promise of Jesus, who said to them that during their life, but especially at the hour of death, the souls who will venerate this fathomless mercy of His, He Himself, will defend as His glory. Amen.
Say the Divine Mercy Chaplet
Eighth Day
"Today bring to Me 
The Souls Who Are Detained in Purgatory and immerse them in the abyss of My mercy. Let the torrents of My Blood cool down their scorching flames. All these souls are greatly loved by Me. They are making retribution to My justice. It is in your power to bring them relief. Draw all the indulgences from the treasury of My Church and offer them on their behalf. Oh, if you only know the torments they suffer, you would continually offer for them the alms of the spirit and pay off their debt to My justice."

Most Merciful Jesus, You Yourself have said that You desire mercy; so I bring into the abode of Your Most Compassionate Heart the souls in Purgatory, souls who are very dear to You, and yet who must make retribution to Your justice. May the streams of Blood and Water which gushed forth from Your Heart put out the flames of Purgatory, that there, too, the power of Your mercy may be celebrated. 
Eternal Father, turn Your most merciful gaze upon the souls suffering in Purgatory, who are enfolded in the Most Compassionate Heart of Jesus. I beg You, by the sorrowful Passion of Jesus Your Son, and by all the bitterness with which His most sacred Soul was flooded, manifest Your mercy to the souls who are under Your just scrutiny. Look upon them in no other way but only through the Wounds of Jesus, Your dearly beloved Son; for we firmly believe that there is no limit to Your goodness and compassion. Amen.

Say the Divine Mercy Chaplet

Ninth Day
"Today bring to Me 
The Souls Who Have Become Lukewarm and immerse them in the abyss of My mercy. These souls wound My Heart most painfully. My soul suffered the most dreadful loathing in the Garden of Olives because of lukewarm souls. They were the reason I cried out: 'Father, take this cup away from Me, if it be Your will.' For them the last hope of salvation is to run to My mercy."

Most Compassionate Jesus, You are Compassion Itself. I bring lukewarm souls into the abode of Your Most Compassionate Heart. In this fire of Your pure love let these tepid souls, who, like
corpses, filled You with such deep loathing, be once again set aflame. O Most Compassionate Jesus, exercise the omnipotence of Your mercy and draw them into the very ardor of Your love; and bestow upon them the gift of holy love, for nothing is beyond Your power. 
Eternal Father, turn Your merciful gaze upon lukewarm souls who are nonetheless enfolded in the Most Compassionate Heart of Jesus. Father of Mercy, I beg You by the bitter Passion of Your Son and by His three-hour agony on the Cross: let them, too, glorify the abyss of Your mercy. Amen
Say the Divine Mercy Chaplet

At The Cross - Friday

Thursday, April 21, 2011

For Faith in Action - from Why I Am Catholic - Allison


Thursday, April 21, 2011

For Faith in Action: The Way of the Cross in New York

Friday morning, my two sons and I will travel from New Jersey  to Brooklyn's Cathedral Basilica of Saint James by train and by subway to participate in what promises to be a beautiful event. Thousands of believers are expected to walk in silence from Brooklyn, cross the Brooklyn Bridge, and into Lower Manhattan to commemorate the death of our Lord. If you live in the New York metropolitan area, I hope you will join us.

I also am wondering: What special way will you observe Good Friday?

I never have participated in such a public procession of faith and I pray that all of us who walk will, as the organizers suggest, "maintain silence all along the Way of the Cross, a silence in front of God dying for us, a silence that isn’t merely not speaking, but is the simplest, purest way to beg to recognize His presence in our daily life."

This particular Way of the Cross began in 1996 with a handful of friends in the Communion and Liberation movement. Slowly, the event grew and now 6,000 are expected to fill the streets and stop at stations that follow Christ's walk to Calvary. This is a dramatic way to commemorate this day. I will let you know how it goes.

Let the Spirit, who made the God made man and made this man capable of dying for us and raised him from the dead with his poweLet the Spirit, who made the God made man and made this man capable of dying for us and raised him from the dead with his power, work these marvels in us too, tear away curiosity from our being here, from our going back to the facts, from our imagining what happened without understanding, without ever penetrating, without ever letting ourselves be challenged by the real meaning of the matter. So, let us say this invocation with all our heart: Glory be…

-a meditation by Msgr. Luigi Giussani on the Way of the Cross