But what do I care about heaven, when I myself have become heaven?
These beautiful words of Saint John Chrysostom remind us of the great dignity that is ours as God's own children and of the responsibility that such dignity requires. These words become intensely real when we receive the Blessed Sacrament each morning during Mass. We try to be mindful of this reality all day long.
Two monks are pictured in an etching by Margaret Walters, (1924 - 1971), completed for Saint Joseph's Abbey.