The throne of God’s sovereignty is the Blessed Sacrament upon the Altar. The Sacred Heart of Jesus Christ, our Lord and King, is there, always reigning, by the power of His love attracting the human will in all its freedom to Himself.
~ Cardinal Manning, Towards Evening

Ancient Roman Footprint

…preserved in a tile, from Roman Vindolanda, near Hadrian’s wall. An honest-to-goodness footprint, “…of a right foot, thought to be comparable with that of an adolescent has been dated to 160-180 CE.”

Stations – Updated

Way of the CrossFollowing the Stations of the Cross.

The image below is one of the Stations at Saint Benedict Parish in Richmond, Va. (See the other station links on the right side of the page). St. Veronica wipes the face of Jesus with her veil. She is the patron saint of photographers.

Photographers, do our images bring happiness or grief to the face of Jesus?

Update: good article here on the 6th Station, from the John Paul II Shrine blog.

Station 6


Some words to keep things in perspective today:

And so I say to you, you are Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church, and the gates of the netherworld shall not prevail against it.

Let nothing trouble you, let nothing make you afraid. All things pass away. God never changes. Patience obtains everything. God alone is enough. – Saint Teresa of Avila

Hope, O my soul, hope. You know neither the day nor the hour. Watch carefully, for everything passes quickly, even though your impatience makes doubtful what is certain, and turns a very short time into a long one. – Saint Teresa of Avila

You ought to make every effort to free yourselves even from venial sin, and to do what is most perfect. – Saint Teresa of Avila

If Christ Jesus dwells in a man as his friend and noble leader, that man can endure all things, for Christ helps and strengthens us and never abandons us. He is a true friend. And I clearly see that is we expect to please him and receive an abundance of his graces, God desires that these graces must come to us from the hands of Christ, through his most sacred humanity, in which God takes delight. All blessings come to us through our Lord. He will teach us, for in beholding his life we find that he is the best example. What more do we desire from such a good friend at our side? Unlike our friends in the world, he will never abandon us when we are troubled or distressed. Blessed is the one who truly loves him and always keeps him near. – Saint Teresa of Avila