Blind Francis, waiting to welcome Sister Death,
though he was by ecstacies and fame,
Had heart for tune. With what remained of
He led his friars in canticles. Then came
Brother Elias, scowling,
Below is an extract of a homily given by Franciscan Cardinal Claudio Hummer to new bishops at a gathering in Rome on 21 September 2009. The stage is set…
God, our Father, you called your servant, Columba, to the
monastic life. You bestowed on him the grace to understand the mysteries of
your Son and to make him known as the ideal for all who have been baptized.
Grant that we may learn from his example to live in Christ by opening our
hearts in joy to the Spirit of your Son, our Lord, who
Join us for a dialogue with Francis Cardinal George, O.M.I. on the publication of
Moderated by Monsignor Lorenzo Albacete,
Wednesday, October 21, 2009 at 7:00PM
O God, Who in Thine ineffable providence has deigned to send Thy holy Angels to watch over us, grant to Thy suppliants always to find safety in their protection and in eternity to share their happiness.
Angels are not mere nice spirits who do good things for us or make feel nice, or even