Thursday, November 1, 2007

Who are the saints?

We are God's children now. Father Raniero Cantalamessa, the Pontifical Household preacher, elaborates on some simple but powerful truths.
We are like the embryo in the womb of a mother yearning to be born. The saints have been "born" (the liturgy refers to the day of death as "the day of birth," "dies natalis.") To contemplate the saints is to contemplate our destiny. All around us, nature strips itself and the leaves fall, but meanwhile, the feast of the saints invites us to gaze on high; it reminds us that we are not destined to wither on this earth forever, like the leaves.
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elena maria vidal said...

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