I made a wish.
How could this not be the most beautiful of all things!
Holy Father, you are in our prayers. You are our beloved.
Lay here with here, darling.
Let us bear the ashes of our guilt and sacrifice and wait for our Saviour. He will take up our crosses on His shoulders, die on that Blessed Tree, and rise victorious from underworld.
O inaestimabilis dilectio caritatis: ut servum redimeres, Filium tradidisti! O Love, o Charity beyond all telling, to ransom a slave You gave away your Son!
Blessed Ash Wednesday everyone.
Archbishop Sample of Portland offering Mass at the priory of Our Lady of Consolation in Amity, Oregon.
Majesty of our Eucharistic Lord is unfathomable.
"It has been said that the dominant note of the traditional Catholic liturgy was intense longing. This is also true of her art, her literature, her whole life. It is a longing for things that cannot be in this world: unearthly truth, unearthly purity, unearthly justice, unearthly beauty." - Charles A. Coulombe
I stand confounded.
Fidelity to God, submissiveness to His commands, abandonment and sacrifice of everything in order to obey His holy will: such ought to be the prominent virtues of every Christian. - from the reflection on Quinquagesima Sunday (today) in The Liturgical Year