Challenging the Christian.

“Today, our challenge is not so much atheism as the need to respond adequately to many people’s thirst for God, lest they try to satisfy it with alienating solutions or with a disembodied Jesus who demands nothing of us with regard to others. Unless these people find in the Church a spirituality which can offer healing and liberation, and fill them with life and peace, while at the same time summoning them to fraternal communion and missionary fruitfulness, they will end up by being taken in by solutions which neither make life truly human nor give glory to God.”
-Pope Francis, Evangelii Gaudium

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The River We Receive

 In the book I’m reading right now called The Wellspring of Worship by Fr. Jean Corbon, he dives into the mystery of the liturgy itself. The segment I read today (pg. 31) was very substantial:  “‘At the place where he had been crucified there was a garden, and in this garden a new tomb in which […]

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It’s not about me.

A few weeks ago I was interviewed for a scholarship I applied to at my school. The scholarship was in honor of a brother that taught at my school several years ago in memory of his selfless giving to the students and to everyone whom he encountered. The board members asked me several questions about […]

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Cultural Mystics

Originally posted on Neal Obstat Theological Opining:
This still shot (taken from the Russian movie, Andrey Rublyov) of Saint Andrei Rublev for me captures the gritty sanctity that made this Orthodox iconographer a saint. His vocation to shoulder the terrible burden of bringing the Beauty of the Kingdom into the grey ruins of a violent,…

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