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May 5, 2019

What is "peace"? I believe it was Saint Augustine who described peace as tranquillitatis ordinis - "the tranquility of order." A run of the mill dictionary defines tranquility these days as "freedom from agitation or disturbance" and order as "the rule of law or proper...

October 22, 2017

I found this picture recently and it got me thinking. Saint Paul famously wrote in his first letter to the Christian community of Corinth, "For our knowledge is imperfect and our prophecy is imperfect; but when the perfect comes, the imperfect will pass away. When I wa...

July 14, 2017

"God seeks you rather than your gift. Christ seeks the one whom he has redeemed by his blood rather than what you have found in  your storeroom."

- Saint Augustine (Sermon 82, 5)

I stumbled across this quote from the inimitable Saint Augustine and it reminded me of somet...

June 6, 2017

"And now faith, hope, and love abide, these three; and the greatest of these is love."

1 Corinthians 13:13

Faith. Hope. Love. We hear about these all the time. This particular verse from Saint Paul frequently serves as the exclamation point concluding the passage precedi...

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