Archive for April, 2011
It may not be Westminster Abbey, but Our Lady of Mount Carmel & St Mary Magdalene is looking rather lovely this Easter.
I snapped these after mass this morning.
From an ancient Easter homily:The Easter festival brings the grace of holiness from heaven to men. Through the repeated celebration of the sacred mysteries they receive the spiritual nourishment of the sacraments. Fostered at the very heart of Holy Church, the fellowship of one community worships the one God, adoring the triple name of his essential holiness, and together with the prophet sings the psalm which belongs to this yearly festival: ‘This is the day the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad.’
The grave, death’s black heart,
A body bounds out (we see it
as certain as the Marys
sprinting to save us.
Apr 23 2011
The tomb is full
“Even what they seem to have will be taken away” For too long, what I seemed to have was faith, but the more it was mere ‘seeming’, the more it was indeed taken away. The modest move I have taken towards truly ‘having’, born out of paying more attention to how to listen, and in doing so allowing the light of God’s word to be on a lampstand rather than under my bed, has seen me given more already than I could ever have hoped or imagined, or indeed even been willing to accept, until beginning to treasure these words, and ponder them in my heart.