prayer heartens the conscience, invests the mind with power, strengthens one’s hope, fires one’s confidence. thus is man made able to withstand the tribulations and evils of this world, for when he compares them with the glorious things he is to inherit, he can defy tortue and all manner of afflicton… -st isaac the syrian

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It is love that again constitutes the theme of “Meatfare Sunday”.  The Gospel lesson of the day is Christ’s parable of the Last Judgment (Matt 25:31-46).  When Christ comes to judge us, what will be the criterion of His judgment?  The parable answers: love-not a mere humanitarian concern for abstract justice and the anonymous “poor”,… Read More on Christian Love