Thursday, June 11, 2015

Horizons: spanning time and eternity!

"If we really understood the Mass, 
we would die of joy." - St John Vianney

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“Life changes utterly and begins to make true sense to us when we participate in Mass daily.  Our horizons become wider than all the universe, for they span time and eternity.  Love grows within our soul until finally its eyes see Christ in all. 

Slowly, but oh, how surely, our whole person turns to God!  Then the spirit of the evangelical counsels – of poverty, chastity, and obedience – of the Beatitudes and the Ten Commandments becomes simple and clear.  We become free. How free cannot be told:  it has to be experienced.” 

Servant of God Catherine de Hueck Doherty (+1985)

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Apostle*, Martyr (+60)
*Strictly speaking, Barnabas was not an apostle, 
but the title has been bestowed upon him since very early times. 
His first name was Joseph; 
Barnabas (etymology: "son of consolation") was a surname. 
St Paul's companion - 1st Missionary Journey
St. Luke described Barnabas as
'a good man, full of the Holy Spirit and of faith' (Acts 6:24)

Feast Day - June 11 

St Barnabas, pray for us!


  1. Again I thank you so much for this beautiful, inspiring blog. I drop in here every day, but don't usually comment because this is such a sacred space that I almost feel as if I would be whispering to someone in the midst of their prayer. Which, actually, might be the case. But once in awhile, I do like to add my thanks for providing such a spiritually nurturing haven for all of us.

  2. Nancy - Your words from heart always serve to minister and strengthen... and as for the comment regarding a nurturing haven... well ... we are surely made for and attracted by... goodness, truth and beauty, yes... and Truth Himself speaks truly or there is nothing true.