This is mostly a collection of reflections. I may also include things that I find interesting, such as Latin translations or prayers. I may include some current news, but there are many sites out there that are better suited (such as Fr. Zuhlsdorf at WDTPRS).
And behold, the star that they had seen at its rising preceded them,
until it came and stopped over the place where the child was.
They were overjoyed at seeing the star,
and on entering the house
they saw the child with Mary his mother.
They prostrated themselves and did him homage.
Then they opened their treasures
and offered him gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh.
'I am in the habit of using repeated blows with a salutary chisel and
meticulous cleaning to prepare the stones that must form part of the
eternal edifice.' Every time he gifts me with new crosses, Jesus
repeats these words.
Please help us to bear our crosses as Padre Pio did. Help us to love one another and to never be afraid to bear the crosses of another. As your Cross is the perfection of love, let us unite our crosses to yours in a perfection of our own love. Please strike us with your chisel to make us perfect blocks. Please let us be clean of sin and have an insatiable desire for your kingdom.
In the name of the father, the son, and the holy spirit,