"The All-Knowing saw that we worshipped creatures. He put on a created body to catch us by our habit, to draw us by a created body toward the Creator. Blessed is He Who contrived to draw us to Him. The evil one knew how to harm us; with luminaries he blinded us. With possessions he maimed us, by gold he made us poor. With graven images he made us a heart of stone. Blessed is He who came to soften it."

St. Ephrem of Syria

The Immigration Crisis - A Conversation with Policy Analyst Andrew Wainer

The hard work of liturgy

"There are few things that express beauty as deeply and richly as music. Every society uses music to express the exquisiteness of the human experience, and the Christian faith has used the beauty and power of music to honor God and unite in praise with one another since its earliest days."

What is Catholic Social Teaching: A Discussion with Brandon Vogt

Absulutly beautiful images of The Sao Francisco Church, Brazil

I love St. francis

I love St. francis

A little bit of mercy makes the world less cold and more just. -Pope Francis

A little bit of mercy makes the world less cold and more just. -Pope Francis

medieval:

Wheel of Hypocrisy.
1) He stands by Pride 2) He falls by Negligence. Put down in sorrow 3) He lies there by Poverty. The shame of him who has nothing 4) He rises by money.
13th C. (via)

medieval:

Wheel of Hypocrisy.

1) He stands by Pride
2) He falls by Negligence. Put down in sorrow
3) He lies there by Poverty. The shame of him who has nothing
4) He rises by money.

13th C. (via)

magictransistor:

Illuminated Gospel
Late 14th-early 15th Century Ethiopia, Amhara region. Parchment (vellum), wood (acacia), tempera, ink.[The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City]

magictransistor:

Illuminated Gospel

Late 14th-early 15th Century Ethiopia, Amhara region. Parchment (vellum), wood (acacia), tempera, ink.

[The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City]

agaperomani:

"Let Peace be your quest and aim." -St. Benedict

agaperomani:

"Let Peace be your quest and aim." -St. Benedict

allaboutmary:

A street shrine in Cassino, Italy.

allaboutmary:

A street shrine in Cassino, Italy.