Saturday, August 24, 2019
Thursday, August 15, 2019
Ps 45:10, 11, 12, 16
1 Cor 15:20-27
Though decreed as dogma by Pius XII in 1950, this feast has been observed in both the Western and Eastern Churches since around the 6th Century. However, despite the early observance, there is no scriptural basis for it, solid or otherwise. A few passages of scripture are sometimes cited as indicating the Assumption. But the explanations of how they suggest the Assumption involve intricate mental and scriptural gymnastics. A second question is how? What were the biology and physics of Mary’s Assumption? As tantalizing as it might be the question is completely irrelevant. The relevant question is what does this feast mean for us today? What should Mary's assumption teach us?
Et exsultavit spiritus meus
in Deo salutaris meo.
the greatness of the Lord,
my spirit rejoices
in God my savior."
Friday, August 9, 2019
My devotion to Stein is too deep, and too personal to describe in detail here. I'm not sure I can always understand it. However, I have celebrated Mass every August 9 since I was ordained in 2007. She is a saint for our time. The healing miracle ascribed to her intervention formed the basis of my master's thesis.
+Fr. Jack, SJ, MD
Tuesday, August 6, 2019
his kingship shall not be destroyed."
before the LORD of all the earth.
The heavens proclaim his justice,
and all peoples see his glory."
Lake Bardo (I think that is the name) near the guest house in which I stay when I am there. The light fog was lifting from the lake. Alas, there was no big fog to shoot in the early AM but it was lovely nonetheless.
That red dock is a challenge. It is very unlevel and there is no handrail. Always feel a little unsteady when on it.
The irregularity of the dock is a little more apparent.
There are wildflowers everywhere up there.
The rowboat was on Lake Madeleine last year.
A profusion of wildflowers
A hint of Christmas without the obese dude or anthropomorphized reindeer.
I rarely manage to capture a butterfly.
The sun was hitting the berries just so. Thus . . . .
A spider web at the gift shot with mini-spectrums
Liturgical books in choir.
Refectory set for the Sunday meal.
Sacristy being hit by the sun in just the right way.