The Seraphim surround Christ in the flesh; Angels: Day 053

The Seraphim surround Christ in the fleshJesus was born in humble circumstances, but the eye of faith, says St. Methodius of  Olympus,  can see the tiny child surrounded by the glorious Seraphim even in the manger.Look! As a throne, lifted up on high by the glory of God who made it, the virgin mother is made ready, clearly for the King, the Lord of hosts.Think of the Lord coming to you now in sinful flesh! On this virginal throne, I say, worship him, who now comes to you in this new a … [Read more...]

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CBB Interview with Sister Elisabeth Wagner

MICHELE: Reading Seasons in My Garden has truly been a spiritual adventure for me-poetry and prayer in every sentence.... as well as leading me to more adventures in my garden- I so enjoyed learning about David Austin roses, that I hope to add some to my garden!  You mentioned in your book that you loved nature since childhood... what led you from that ease of enjoying nature “as is” to “formalize” (if you will) that love into the creation of your own gardens... so much so, that you are even will … [Read more...]

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The Trinity in the hymn of the Seraphim; Angels: Day 052

The Trinity in the hymn of the Seraphim“Holy, holy, holy is the Lord of hosts,” we sing with the Seraphim (Isa. 6:3). St. Ambrose sees a proclamation of the Trinity in that heavenly hymn.The Father is holy. The Son is holy. The Spirit is holy. But they are not three holies. There is only one Holy God, one Lord. The true holiness is one, as the true Godhead is one. The true holiness of the divine nature is one.Everything we call holy proclaims that one Holiness. Cherubim and Seraphim p … [Read more...]

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The face of God is the angels’ Scripture; Angels: Day 050

The face of God is the angels' ScriptureWe read God’s Word in the Bible. But the angels, says St. Augustine, read the will of God directly, without sounding out syllables,  and this eternal Scripture is always before them.Let us look, Lord, “at your heavens, the work of your fingers.” Clear from our eyes the mist with which you have covered them.Let them praise your name, those people above the heavens, your angels, who have no need to look up at this firmament, or to gain knowledge o … [Read more...]

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The Seraphim declare the Trinity; Angels: Day 051

The Seraphim declare the TrinityArguing against the Arians, who insisted that the Son was  not equal to the Father, St. Athanasius—the great defender of orthodoxy—says that the angelic hymn “Holy, holy, holy” proves the equality of the Persons of the Trinity. It is a hymn we offer with the angels whenever we go to Mass.How can these ungodly men dare to speak such foolishness, when—since they’re only men—they can’t even figure out how things on earth work? But why do I even say “things on … [Read more...]

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CBB Giveaway: Seasons in My Garden and A Call to Mercy

This week we have TWO titles to give away! One lucky winner will receive a copy of Seasons in My Garden by Sister Elizabeth Wagner  sponsored by Ave Maria Press (you can read Michele's review here) and one copy of A Call to Mercy by Mother Teresa and sponsored by Image Catholic Books (you can read my review here). I use Rafflecopter to run my giveaways which makes it simple for you and me! Enter below. a Rafflecopter giveaway … [Read more...]

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