Dominus Illuminatio Mea

"...the gaze of the Church is constantly turned to her Lord, present in the Sacrament of the Altar, in which she discovers the FULL manifestantion of His boundless love." Ecclesia de Eucharistia

Friday, June 03, 2005

Please pray for me...I will be leaving in exactly 11 minutes to drive 5 hours to visit my dear Carmelites!

Have a VERY blessed Solemnity of the Sacred Heart!!!

Wednesday, June 01, 2005

I had the completely unexpected surprise and delight of getting an email from my spiritual brother last week announcing that he was at home for a visit before his clothing in August. It was such a joy to talk with him again before he returned to his real "home" at the monastery. As much as it is difficult to be unable to talk with him regularly, the real beauty of spiritual friendships is that "there is nothing so small as the universal Church"...we meet in the silence of Jesus' Heart. Perhaps that sounds overly sentimental? From the world's viewpoint, maybe, but as a Catholic, "exposure" to the Source and Summit of life draws us into a kind of love that is neither emotionally based nor fleeting, but a love that finds its source in the eternity of the Heart of the Beloved. That is perhaps what makes a contemplative vocation possible. A human heart could not embrace the whole world, but a soul in which the Trinity resides can truly be a "mother" for a whole world of souls.
oy! what a lot of rambling...mea culpe!

On a purely practical note...school is almost finished!!!