“Thou”

My contribution to Sarah Reinhard’s ongoing series which considers the Hail Mary, word by word. There’s a surprising amount to reflect upon in that simple “thou” or so it seemed to me. [Read more...]

Part 4: The Wedding at Cana and the Passion of Christ

Gerard David. The Marriage at Cana. c. 1503. More of Fulton Sheen’s observations about the wedding at Cana and Christ’s Passion, death and resurrection. The six water pots were filled, making about one hundred and twenty gallons, and in the beautiful language of Richard Crashaw, “the conscious water saw its God and blushed.” The first [Read More...]

Part 3: The Wedding at Cana and the Passion of Christ

Giotto. The Wedding Feast at Cana. 1304-1306. Continuing with  Fulton Sheen’s insights connecting the wedding at Cana and Christ’s Passion, death and resurrection. At the Resurrection He gave Himself back to her, to show that while she had gained new children, she had not lost Him. At Cana the prophecy that Simeon had made to [Read More...]

Part 2: The Wedding at Cana and the Passion of Christ

Hieronymus Bosch. Hieronymus Bosch. Marriage Feast at Cana. Continuing sharing the mind blowing connections Fulton Sheen makes between the wedding at Cana and Christ’s Passion, death and resurrection. As soon as He has consented to begin His “Hour,” He proceeded immediately to tell her that her relations with Him would be henceforth changed. Until then, [Read More...]

A Free E-Book Per Week for 10 Weeks: SF From Phoenix Pick

Not only are we offering a free book from one of true greats in science fiction (Locus Magazine lists him as having won more awards for short fiction than any other writer, ever), but we are going to significantly expand our Amazon program. We will be offering 10 titles absolutely free over the next 10 [Read More...]

Part 1: The Wedding at Cana and the Passion of Christ

Jan Steen. The Marriage Feast at Cana. c. 1665/70. Fulton Sheen makes some wonderful connections between the wedding at Cana and Christ’s Passion, death, and resurrection in his excellent Life of Christ. (You can refresh your memory about the wedding at Cana here.) I will be sharing it as a series for the next few [Read More...]

Gospel of Mark Week: 8-Jesus’ assault on the powers of darkness

MARK 1:21-28 I knew all these facts, of course, but until reading this concise summary of Jesus’ announcement of the kingdom and his attack on evil, it never all came together being shown a planned progression (so to speak). Once I was shown, it was so obvious. So it is not Mark that is simple, [Read More...]

Gospel of Mark Week: 7-Choosing the disciples

MARK 1:16-20 Why so many fishermen? It never occurred to me to think about that since everywhere Jesus went the place seemed to be crawling with them. In support of that observation, here is some interesting information about Galilee and fish. There were many fishermen in Galilee. Josephus, who, for a time, was governor of [Read More...]

Gospel of Mark Week: 6-Tempted in the wilderness

MARK 1:12-13 Jesus faces the same ordeal that Adam and Israel endured in the OT (CCC 538-540). He is thus tempted by Satan among the wild beasts, as the first Adam was tempted amid the beasts in paradise. He likewise retraces the steps of Israel, being led into the wilderness by the Spirit and tested [Read More...]

Gospel of Mark Week: 5-The Baptism of Jesus

MARK 1:9-11 I’m so used to reading these passages and accepting them as matter of fact when, of course, there is nothing matter of fact about them. The “simple” fact of Jesus’ baptism carries a wealth of information that affects us deeply, as we can see. This not only helps me understand the great power [Read More...]


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