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Vatican II on the Universal Call to Holiness

In light of yesterday’s post, and in keeping with the Year of Faith’s invitation to read the documents of Vatican II, here is an excerpt from one of the classical passages of Vatican II’s Lumen Gentium, Dogmatic Constitution on the Church: CHAPTER V THE UNIVERSAL CALL TO HOLINESS IN THE CHURCH 39. The Church, whose mystery is being set forth by this Sacred Synod, is believed to be indefectibly holy. Indeed Christ, the Son of God, who with the Father and the Spirit is praised as “uniquely holy,” (1*) loved the Church as His bride, […]

Returning to the Fountain of Love

Before this Memorial of St. Bernard of Clairvaux draws to a close, I would like to reflect upon a simple passage he wrote. In today’s Office of Readings, St. Bernard writes: Love is a great thing so long as it contiunally returns to its fountainhead, flows back to its source, always drawing from there the water which constantly replenishes it. What is the Fountainhead, the Source of Love to which St. Bernard refers?  Clearly, that Font is God.  “God is love, and he who abides in love abides in God, and God abides in him.”  […]

By Daniele Zedda • 18 February

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