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Veritatis Splendor

"Keep your eyes fixed upon Jesus, who inspires and perfects our faith" --Hebrews 12:2

Pope Benedict XVI before our Lord

And only where God is seen does life truly begin. Only when we meet the living God in Christ do we know what life is. We are not some casual and meaningless product of evolution.
Each of us is the result of a thought of God.
Each of us is willed,
each of us is loved,
each of us is necessary.
There is nothing more beautiful than to be surprised by the Gospel, by the encounter with Christ. There is nothing more beautiful than to know Him and to speak to others of our friendship with Him.
~Pope Benedict XVI, Homily April 24th, 2005

Saturday, August 18, 2007

Ecclesia Domestica

UPDATE: It seems that my friend Sara and the Koop family have already connected, as Brendan kindly commented! I'm very excited that the Lord introduced them, I pray that wonderful fruit may come from this joining of research and development. Brendan also tells me that Sara has begun her own blog on this topic, you can find it at A House for the "Domestic Church". Sara's original thesis is also online at Brendan's blog, linked below, and you can even hear her Theology on Tap talk online by clicking here (WMA audio file)

A good friend of mine did her master's thesis on the topic of residential architecture and the living out of the domestic church - it is this kind of project that she had in mind, and it's happening right near us in Ham Lake MN! I'm passing this link on to my friend, and I hope you check it out too (especially those of you who are contemplating building/buying a new home in the future!)

As a Catholic, one's goal should be to become a saint; that is, a citizen of the kingdom of heaven. If that's not the goal, then something's wrong, as Fr. John Corapi would say. Further, as a parent, the goal is to raise citizens of the kingdom of heaven, to raise children who will become saints. It's a simple worldview, but when taken seriously, it should transform just about everything in your life, both as an individual and as a parent. So then, why shouldn't this worldview transform the way one thinks about designing a home?

Get the rest at Ecclesia Domestica


Blogger Brendan Koop said...

Hey, go check out my latest post at Ecclesia Domestica! Sara's a little ahead of you!

God bless,


August 19, 2007 9:29 PM  
Blogger Sara Freund said...

Visitation! You rock--thanks for plugging my thesis (and new blog)! I will never have free time again . . . ;)

August 20, 2007 9:58 PM  

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