Monthly Archives: December 2012

Seeds of Merton’s Verbs

My Lord God, I have no idea where I am going. I do not see the road ahead of me. I cannot know for certain where it will end. Nor do I really know myself, and that I think I … Continue reading

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To This World’s Night

From Bede the Venerable, a reflection on the feast just begun for the Eastern Hemisphere, and soon to come for us in the West: Christ is the morning Star, who, when the night of this world is past, gives to … Continue reading

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Built of Living Stones 257-261: Conclusion

Let’s wrap up the document … § 257 § Church architecture embodies the Gospel and awakens true liturgical piety in all believers, drawing them into the life of the Triune God.(Catechism 1079-1109) The eucharistic piety around which churches are built … Continue reading

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Built of Living Stones 253-256: Preservation of the Artistic Heritage of the Church

A great deal of confidence in blending tradition with modern creativity: § 253 § The coexistence of past and present called for in renovating and restoring church art and architecture is not without rich, multilayered and successful precedent. “The Church … Continue reading

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Advent Lectionary: Luke 1:78-79

Most Catholics that go to Mass on Christmas Eve are not going for the Mass for December 24th. Many of those who do will enjoy the end of Luke’s first chapter, the canticle of the priest Zechariah. I love the … Continue reading

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Built of Living Stones 247-252: The Space for the Reservation of the Blessed Sacrament

Let’s take a longer look at the reservation of the Eucharist in a renovated church. § 247 § In an earlier chapter, the issue of the location of the tabernacle was covered. The structure of the existing building will determine … Continue reading

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Weathering The Monopolies

Last night, I almost exhausted myself shovelling a walking path to the street. Ames got ten inches yesterday, but the drift in front of the house was well over a foot. I expected the schools to be open. I wanted … Continue reading

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