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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

Monday, March 24, 2008

Buona Pasquetta!

Since I missed out on wishing you all a Buona Pasqua, I'll wish you a Buona Pasquetta instead - Happy Little Easter!

Today, Easter Monday, is celebrated as a quasi-national holiday in Italy, where it is dubbed "La Pasquetta", or "little Easter". Here in the States, the only remnent of this tradition is found in some Catholic schools, where Easter break extends through today.

Take some time today to celebrate Easter all over again - and don't forget, there is a whole OCTAVE (8 days) of Easter, so even after the "Little Easter" there are still 6 more little Easters to go! Time to go stock up on gelato!! :)

Speaking of celebrating, this post from Ian called Nothing Is Too Cheap For God seems to be a relevant observataion today. A snip:

...I believe that an actual love of God must be cultivated among all the Faithful. Most people would be aghast if it was suggested that they give the music or the art in their parishes to someone they love as a gift. They would probably choose something of higher quality as a gift. And yet, this lack of quality is what is offered to God each day at Mass. To achieve the goal of love of God will require a lot of patient education. This education may offend people who have come to believe that liturgy is all about community instead of worship and that mediocrity (though they wouldn’t put it in that term) is the best that can be expected. A true love of anything will always naturally bring about an improvement in the quality of attention given to the beloved. We need to abandon the idea that nothing is too cheap for God and return to the notion that nothing is too good for God.

Case in point.


Blogger Adoro te Devote said...

Happy Easter! He is Risen!

March 25, 2008 5:54 PM  

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