Please fast and pray every Thursday for the renewal of the Catholic Church in America. Please note: The Cybersociety will fast on Fridays beginning January 2013, in accordance with ancient custom.

Thursday, June 21, 2012

View from San Damiano



I'm sure not everyone knows the story of St. Francis and the cross in the church of San Damiano. At some point I'll have to give a full account.  In the meantime, here is a picture of Assisi as seen from San Damiano. That will have to do for now. It is a fault, though not a grievous one, that I have St. Francis preaching to the birds at the top of the blog of the Cross of San Damiano Cybersociety, especially since the cross is so beautiful, and so meaningful to our mission of the Thursday fast. "Rebuild my Church, which you see is in disrepair." Those were the words Francis heard 800 years ago at San Damiano. Please persevere a few centuries more. We can do it together.

Green salad with a banana. Lettuce from a friend's garden. Photo from a friend. Thanks to all.

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Further Hopes

Got off track a little, hope you are doing better. Ours is a religion of forgiveness and new beginnings. Green salad and a banana for lunch.

If we fill the churches again, I would hope for a revival of Thomism. I miss the clarity of it. I remember mornings reading Aquinas on the top floor of the college library. There was a lot of natural light up there. My mind and spirit would  rise, as if lifted on some crystal pavilion.

Here a crystalline version of new beginnings: the Visitation, two pregnant women talking, so beautiful.