“Grant me, O Lord, my God, a mind to know You, a heart to seek You, wisdom to find You, conduct pleasing to You, faithful perseverance in waiting for You, and a hope of finally embracing You.” – St. Thomas Aquinas
(Photo from Father Lawrence Lew, O.P. - God’s Excessive Love - Used With Permission)
"It is in our churches, in this
tabernacle, that the living body of the Savior rests. He was but nine months
in the womb of Mary, three hours on the Cross, three days in the tomb. Yet he
is always in our churches. This is why they do not empty of angels, archangels,
and seraphim unceasingly adoring him. They adore him with signs of respect,
with prostrations that, if we could perceive them, would strangely confound us.
Our churches, if we might speak in such a way, are like an annex of paradise;
there the Creator is adored, there the resurrected Savior finds a body and a
soul, thereto the heavenly spirits journey, and there they delight in the same
happiness savored beyond the firmament"
(St. Claude de la
Colombiere from Christian Reflections)