Friday, August 24, 2012

Becoming one

 Mingling of the water and the wine at Holy Mass

By the mystery of this water and wine              2 Macc. 15:39; John 19:34
may we come to share in the divinity of Christ          Rom. 5:2; 2 Pet. 1:4
who humbled himself to share in our humanity.                       Phil. 2:8

"He calls us to unite ourselves with Him in the
sacrament of the Eucharist, Bread broken for the life of the world,
to together form the Church, His Body in history. 
And if we say 'yes,' like Mary, in the same measure of this our 'yes,'
this mysterious interchange will also happen for us and in us:
We will be assumed into the dignity
of the One who has assumed our humanity."

Pope Benedict XVI
Aug. 16, 2009, Angelus Address


Today is the FEAST DAY of St Bartholomew
Apostle and Martyr


Among the twelve apostles great…There was Bartholomew…Known also as Nathanael…Among Christ’s chosen few…He too received The Holy Ghost…And he preached everywhere…That every soul might turn to God…And no one might despair…St Philip introduced him to…The Master and The Lord…And thus he came to understand…The goal he struggled toward…Bartholomew proclaimed the faith…Through all the barbarous East…And in the truest Christian sense…He was a holy priest…His death was double martyrdom…As legend now abide…Condemned to death, Bartholomew…Was flayed and crucified. 

~ James Metcalfe, Poem Portraits of the Saints

St Bartholomew, ora pro nobis!


  1. I love the way you used Scriptures at the beginning of this. I looked each up and have used them in my morning prayer... thank you.

  2. Appreciate your faithfulness of readership and comments - and that you read the 'fine print'too!! You are such a dear! I was at your blog site just this morning - in the wee hours - gleening nugget upon nugget.

    1. Well, thank YOU, Janette! As you can probably tell, I really love your blog. Which is, of course, because I really love Truth Himself. You shine His light so beautifully.