Thought for the Day – 27 August – Evening Prayer — AnaStpaul (Reblog)

Thought for the Day – 27 August – Meditations with Antonio Cardinal Bacci (1881-1971) Evening Prayer “A page in the story of our lives is closed.For all we know, it may be our last.Sleep is a symbol of death.How can we be certain that this night will not be our last? A large number of […]

Thought for the Day – 27 August – Evening Prayer — AnaStpaul

Thought for the Day – 8 August – The Mystery of Life — AnaStpaul (Reblog)

Thought for the Day – 8 August – Meditations with Antonio Cardinal Bacci (1881-1971) The Mystery of Life “We know that the past can never return and that the future is so uncertain that it may not even exist for us.We realise that our life is nothing more than a passing moment.If we meditate on […]

Thought for the Day – 8 August – The Mystery of Life — AnaStpaul

Poem: Ether

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Our Father lives in the charged ether,
above and all around us
in splendid symmetry,
the source of life and love and healing.
The fabulous towers, the spires
and flowering tracery of organic design,
were all conceived and built by better men than us
in an age of gold.
These, the natural avenues of life
in which our ancestors sat, goodness drawn down
into those cleansing naves
where the deep organ soothed,
where we took the true medicine, giving thanks,
not to some mystery or intangible presence,
but the reality of His environment, His conduit,
His soft conversation with us
which we have – nearly all of us –
forgotten, our memory blighted, expunged,
erased, while we plod obliviously
around the stark bare stones and ruined choirs
in awe of a shell, without ever seeing the whole,
the rich truth of the past
and future’s promise
in this penurious present.

Copyright Francis 2022

Thought for the Day – 6 February – Religion and Devotion — AnaStpaul (Reblog)

Thought for the Day – 6 February – Meditations with Antonio Cardinal Bacci (1881-1971) Religion and Devotion “Religion, should not be a cold, mehcanical practice of obedience to the commandments of God and the precepts of the Church.Deep spiritual devotion and supernatural charity are necessary, as well as religion.In other words, religion should not be […]

Thought for the Day – 6 February – Religion and Devotion — AnaStpaul

Edmund Burke, Thomas Paine, & the Birth of Right and Left — The Imaginative Conservative (Reblog)

Do you wish to understand the birth of right and left? Examine the debate between Edmund Burke and Thomas Paine occasioned by the French Revolution. 1,623 more words

Edmund Burke, Thomas Paine, & the Birth of Right and Left — The Imaginative Conservative