Monday, April 20, 2009

The Solemn Profession of Sr. Maria Kim ocso - April 15, 2009

You have seduced me, O Lord, and I let myself be seduced.

Jer. 20:7

Thursday, April 16, 2009

"Light's glittering morn bedecks the sky,
Heaven thunders forth its victor cry:
The glad earth shouts its triumph high,
And groaning hell makes wild reply.

While he the King of glorious might
Treads down death's strength in death's despite,
And trampling hell by victor's right,
Brings forth his sleeping saints to light.

Hell's pains are loosed, and tears are fled;
Captivity is captive led;
The angel crowned with light, has said,
'The Lord is risen from the dead.' "
-Latin hymn
Fifth century

Saturday, April 11, 2009

"In the crucified Christ forgiveness is offered and life is given. For humanity it is no longer a matter of fearing judgement or of meriting salvation, but of welcoming love in trust and humility."
-Olivier Clement

"It was necessary for us that God should take flesh and die so that we might have new life ... Nothing can equal the miracle of my salvation; a few drops of blood redeem the whole universe."
-Gregory Nazianzen

Monday, April 6, 2009

"One who has surrendered to it knows that the way ends on the Cross -- even when it is leading through the jubilation of Gennesaret or the triumphal entry into Jerusalem."
-Dag Hammarskjold