Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Ever more conformed...

And we, who with unveiled faces all reflect the Lord's glory,
are being transformed into his likeness with ever-increasing glory, 
which comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit. - II Cor 3:19


"In a church or chapel where the Blessed Sacrament is exposed on the altar, the mood is one of palpable, even intense, silence, reverence and concentration. This prolonged beholding is the school of contemplation in which we become ever more conformed to the divine mystery.

The insights of Saint Albert the Great on contemplation can be summarized thus: by gazing on what is good, we become good. This experience of contemplative prayer is in a real sense a foretaste of the experience of heaven itself where we will be able to gaze upon Christ in all His glory."*
Archbishop Augustine Di Noia, OP

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