I suppose all I can do is let that be as it is, before You…

Ah, Lord, my Maker and One True Light, these days though dryness seems to prevail, the living hope you gave me so many years ago is ever present, and in fact it has a newness so new that it almost seems foreign at times. This sounds cryptic, but I find no words with which to…

Withdraw thy heart from the love of visible things…

“Vanity of vanities, and all is vanity” (Eccles. 1:2), besides loving God and serving Him alone. This is the highest wisdom, by despising the world to tend to heavenly kingdoms. It is vanity, therefore, to seeks after riches which must perish, and to trust in them. It is vanity also to be ambitious of honors,…

Rejoice heavenly powers…

Rejoice heavenly powers! Sing choirs of angels! Exult, all creation around God’s throne! Jesus Christ, our King is risen! Sound the trumpet of salvation! Rejoice, O earth, in shining splendor, radiant in the brightness of your King! Christ has conquered! Glory fills you! Darkness vanishes forever! Rejoice, O Mother Church! Exult in glory! The risen…

At long last…

I always loved Easter.  Even as a kid who knew nothing about Jesus Christ or any religion really, I just loved Easter.  And not just because of the all the Easter baskets full of candy or the imaginary giant rabbit (whom later in life took on a whole new meaning after viewing the Jimmy Stewart…

He suffered death and was buried…

I believe in one God, the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth, of all things visible and invisible. I believe in one Lord Jesus Christ, the Only Begotten Son of God, born of the Father before all ages. God from God, Light from Light, true God from true God, begotten, not made, consubstantial with…

Ordination of priests, Seoul Diocese, Korea

I find this to be especially moving, knowing the long road full of study, discernment and formation these young men have all undergone. This is a deeply emotional moment for them. It is beautiful to see Korean tradition expressed so simply, yet richly. The video above is courtesy PBC Entertainment via YouTube.

He shall be exalted and lifted up…

Good Friday Behold, my servant shall prosper, he shall be exalted and lifted up, and shall be very high. As many were astonished at him– his appearance was so marred, beyond human semblance, and his form beyond that of the sons of men–so shall he startle many nations; kings shall shut their mouths because of…

Change is underway…

I have lost direction more than once with this blog.  And I’ve recently come to realize it is because its main purpose has been mostly achieved.  I set out to use this space as a means to think out loud and sort through the many conflicts I’ve happened upon in my spiritual life whilst traversing…

Prayer the church’s banquet…

Prayer the church’s banquet, angel’s age, God’s breath in man returning to his birth, The soul in paraphrase, heart in pilgrimage, The Christian plummet sounding heav’n and earth Engine against th’ Almighty, sinner’s tow’r, Reversed thunder, Christ-side-piercing spear, The six-days world transposing in an hour, A kind of tune, which all things hear and fear;…

He who with the help of God’s grace…

He who with the help of God’s grace, becomes aware of the will’s constant movements and learns to direct them toward God will never fail to taste something of heaven’s joy even in this life and, certainly in the next, he will savor it fully. – Excerpt from chapter 4 of The Cloud of Unknowing

Sometimes I simply have nothing to say…

…to others, to myself, to God. The conversation just grows quiet. At such times when the wilderness seems to embrace and enters deeper within, I often find that other voices, other wisdom, Otherness asserts. It is a time for listening with the ears of ones heart, it seems. These times are more often than not…

Will you bloom on my tomb…

One of the things I truly admire in Sr. Lee Hae-In’s poetry, is the way in which she speaks of beauty in the conversation she observes between The Creator and His creation. The poem below is beautiful beyond measure, humble, sweet and inspiring, an outpouring of a beautiful soul.  And she is a wanderer…I can…