My favorite Christmas poem, explaining better than anything else I have ever read, the reason for Christmas joy: Alone, alone, about a dreadful wood Of conscious evil runs a lost mankind, Dreading to find its Father lest it find The Goodness it has dreaded is not good: Alone, alone, about our dreadful wood. […]
Found typed on a card in an old st. augustine’s prayer book in the sacristy at holy cross… God forgives you with the generosity of his nature, but your back is turned to him. You have been told that he forgives you, but you will not turn and have the forgiveness, even though you feel […]
This is a helpful reflection on the sources of temptation. Read, mark, learn, inwardly digest: a minor friar: Diabolical Temptations.
An interesting discussion of Lancelot Andrewes’ understanding of the real presence of Christ in the Eucharist. From Jeffrey Steel, an Andrewes scholar and former Anglican priest, now a Catholic layman: De Cura Animarum: Anglicans Coming to Terms with Transubstantiation: Why Not Lancelot Andrewes?.
“Why do you seek the living among the dead?” (Luke 24.5) This is a question we might well ask ourselves. Why do we seek the living among the dead?