Issue 017: The Rosary, Priests, Angels, and the Things that Matter
Laudetur Jesus Christus!
October is not only the month of the Holy Rosary, but unofficially, the month of the angels. Our offerings this week bring you reflections on the Angels, the Rosary, an appreciation for the good work good priests do, as well as appreciation for other things our society often deems useless.
Friendship, Art, and Virtue: In Defense of the Useless
Teachers are familiar with the student complaint “why do we have to learn this, when will we use it?” Our utilitarian world too often wants to focus only on what it perceives as useful. And yet, those things that are “useless,” art, virtue, and friendship, are among the things that make life most worthwhile. Read more on just how valuable useless things can be here.
A Church in the Time of Crisis: Appreciation For a Spiritual Priest
The laity are called to live in the world, but not to be of the world. Venerable Fulton Sheen said that the task of the Christian laity is to live in the world such that the glory of God is made manifest. This can be challenging task as one deals with the burdens of daily life. Good priests remind the laity that they are only passing through the present world as travelers, and are really citizens of heaven. Read a appreciation for spiritual priests here.
With Gratitude to Our Angels
October, in addition to being the month of the Holy Rosary, is unofficially the month of the Angels. Therefore, let us thank our guardian angels today, and not just today, but every day. Let us often greet them, ask their aid, thank them, and worship with them: with the hope that one day, we will see God’s face, side by side with the companion who brought us to Him. Read more about our angels here.
On the Feast of the Holy Rosary: Humility and the Power of Our Lady's Intercession
After the Christian Victory over the Muslim Turks at Lepanto, Pope Pius V proclaimed the feast of Our Lady of Victory. One might wonder why a virgin maid—or even the one known as the “Queen of Peace”—is given so much honor by celebrating military victories as her feast days. But she is so honored precisely because of the littleness and lowness with which she considered herself. It is on account of her humility that she is honored now as the Queen of Victory. Read more here.
Long Live Christ the King!
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