Archive | May, 2012

St Louis

20 May

Alright, so a weekly blogpost may be no more than a wild dream in this busy life, but I’m still going to try.

This weekend I attended Mass here [Cathedral of St. Louis]:

Take the virtual tour with music

To paraphrase the priest in his homily:
It makes me feel so small, but love so big. I recognize the privilege I have to be here, but more so because God is calling me to be in His presence.

It was really great to visit St. Louis because I had the opportunity to go to a FOCUS missionaries’ wedding. It really helped me understand another aspect of my mission: FOCUS helps form human character (of students, missionaries, and mission partners) grounded in Christ, many of those people go on to get married, a marriage leads to a family, and families form the culture.
Boo Yah!

So “Go forth and set the world on fire.” ― St. Ignatius of Loyola

The man of the eight beatitudes

16 May

“To live without Faith, without a patrimony to defend, without a steady struggle for Truth, this is not living but existing.”

—Blessed Pier Giorgio Frassati

A CRUCIFIXION TYPE LOVE

11 May

WHAT ‘COMFORT’ CAN’T OFFER: Unselfish, authentic, self-sacrificing love.

COMFORT ≠ GREATNESS

10 May

“The world promises you comfort, but you were not made for comfort. You were made for greatness.”

— Pope Benedict XVI