Let us die, then

A useful text in reflecting on the death of Pope Benedict XVI, or other holy theologians, or even on our own death, is the conclusion of St. Bonaventure’s Itinerarium Mentis in Deum: Let us die, then, and enter into darkness. Let us impose silence upon anxieties, urges of the flesh, and imaginings. Let us pass […]

“Their goal was: quaerere Deum.”

With news of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI’s death, we may experience a sense of serenity accompanying our sense of deep loss. Here was a man of great faith and understanding. There goes one of our shepherds. In days, weeks, months, and years to come, we can learn so much from what Pope Benedict XVI, Joseph […]

Spe Salvi ¶ 5

5. We must add a further point of view. The First Letter to the Corinthians (1:18-31) tells us that many of the early Christians belonged to the lower social strata, and precisely for this reason were open to the experience of new hope, as we saw in the example of Bakhita. Yet from the beginning there were […]