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Our Lady of La Leche St. Augustine New Year 2020-0629

“Nuestra Señora de la Leche y Buen Parto” at the Cathedral of St. Augustine in St. Augustine, Florida (photo taken by Alison Stone 1/3/2020)

The LORD said to Moses:
“Speak to Aaron and his sons and tell them:
This is how you shall bless the Israelites.
Say to them:
The LORD bless you and keep you!
The LORD let his face shine upon
you, and be gracious to you!
The LORD look upon you kindly and
give you peace!
So shall they invoke my name upon the Israelites,
and I will bless them.” (Numbers 6:22-27)

Among the mysteries in Sacred Scripture the one that puzzles the most, perhaps, is Israel’s failure to live up to its end of the bargain. That would not be a total mystery, except for the fact that God continually upholds his part, despite their failure. More…

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Agios Theotokos of the Inexhaustible Chalice

Agios Theotokos of the Inexhaustible Chalice

I asked a simple question in a Catholic/Protestant discussion group yesterday, knowing it would spark mixed reactions:

Jesus is God; Mary is the mother of Jesus; Mary is the mother of God. Any objections?

The only objection that came out of the group was: More…

Collecting My Scatter’d Thoughts for New Year’s and a Scant Handful of Resolutions… 6

Meter Theou: presbeue huper hemon

Meter Theou: presbeue huper hemon

Happy New Year, Everybody!

I love this day, don’t you? January 1 is a day compact with meaning, of both happy memory and looking forward. It’s a day of smiles: recalling New Year’s Days of old, where you were, who you were with, what you did; celebrating new beginnings, great expectations, luminous horizons. A day of joy and hope. What an awesome way to wrap up the Octave of Christmas! More…