Balance. As Judgement day hangs behind her, is she weighing her earthly pretty things in light of the promised eternal Beautific Vision? More about VERMEER’s provocative painting here: https://nga.gov/collection/art-object-page.1236.html#…
- Manual of Prayers: The Third Council of Baltimore
- The Catechism Explained: An Exhaustive Explanation of the Catholic Religion. Spirago & Clark (Recommended by Fr. Ripperger in sermon on Marriage)
For someone like me who can experience “Time Blindness” there is consolation in the hope of Heaven, where there is no time!
So, when I miss (there are so many!) or forget the date and times of certain beautiful, and extraordinary celebrations, like yesterday’s Feast of the Annunciation, when the Angel Gabriel announced to the Blessed Virgin Mary that she would miraculously conceive a son and call him Jesus (Luke 1 26~32), I could recall the words of a Priest/Friend, who more than once said to me, “Don’t worry, you have Eternity!”. Then and again, I will be glad for Mary’s “Let it be.” and rejoice in the thought of that being the beginning time of Jesus’ earthly existence!
His stories made me sleep with the lights on…“Her stories — her intelligence and passion — can restore reason to minds unhinged …” Koontz claims about one author he would require Americans to read.
Why do Royal and Ordinary Pilgrims Visit this Miraculous Well?
Which way would you go on this epic “network of rivers” for an aesthetic, physical, spiritual experience beyond our world?