Blinded by the Light

One of the Bible’s greatest figures, Sr. Paul, was the focus of our liturgy this week.  Paul is a character for every person.  He has always been a favorite of mine.  Last summer, when I was in Rome, I had the opportunity to visit the church established on the site where Paul was martyred.  In the corner of the church was an altar symbolizing where he was beheaded.  Actually, to be quite graphic, his head rolled and bounced.  The main altar is located where his head landed.  Even though it is rather graphic I do appreciate the dramatic end of his life.  He suffered horribly due to his faith. Continue Reading

The Call to Become a Light to the Nations

By Sr. Ruth Ksycki, OSB

Last Sunday’s reading (Is.49:3,5-6) spoke of being called to be a servant. It is the call of every baptized Christian!

In intimate terms God speaks of forming Isaiah and us as  servants, as “a light to the nations…to announce salvation to the ends of the earth,” to share the unfathomable riches of God’s love.
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