Daily Archives: 5 February 2006

Moonset at San Pietro

The view from my window is sometimes staggeringly beautiful. I really think I might have one of the best views in all Rome. Here is what it looked like on 2 February.

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5th Sunday of Ordinary Time: Post Communion

EXCERPT:
Immediately you will see the importance of this passage for the Church’s proper efforts in a real process of dialog with non-Catholic Christians in an authentic ecumenism. This was the phrase used to identify one of the Holy Father’s most important encyclical letters on this matter, Ut unum sint. Please note that last phrase is the passage I quote: “that they may be completely one” or as the Vulgate puts it: ut sint consummati in unum. The late Latin verb consummo means “to sum up” and “to make perfect, to complete, bring to the highest perfection.” Continue reading

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5ht Sunday of Ordinary Time: COLLECT (1)

EXCERPT:
What we get after all this digging are seemingly contrasting images: on the one hand family and on the other a group of dutiful soldiers leaning on their shields or spears (our shield or spear here being “the sole hope of heavenly grace”!). In fact, we children of a common Father, marching in this earthly life towards our heavenly fatherland (patria or “fatherland” was often used to describe heaven, where we really belong) comprise what for so long was described as the Church Militant. Continue reading

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