The Odor of Mystery

The Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity: 6-11-17 Peace be with You, Last Sunday we celebrated what we may understand as the culmination of the Easter Season on Pentecost.  As we saw then, it is the sending of the Holy Spirit which enables our renewal, transforming us so that we might come to know our God ever more deeply, not primarily on an intellectual level, but an intuitive and experiential level.  Ultimately, this intuitive way of knowing speaks to our deepest yearnings for eternal lif...
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Making God’s Dreams Come True

                By Tony Crescio   In his latest Apostolic Exhortation, Amoris Laetitia, Pope Francis has many beautiful things to say about the human person, but one thing in particular caught my eye as I read through the text for the first time about a month ago.  In paragraph 168 he writes: “Each child has a place in God’s heart from all eternity; once he or she is conceived, the Creator’s eternal dream comes true.”...
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One Bread One Body

            Solemnity of Corpus Christi: 5-29-16 Peace be with You, Friends, this weekend the Church celebrates Corpus Christi.  As we celebrated the Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity last Sunday, this celebration could be no more perfectly placed; for, if the Trinity is that which is our source and end, the Eucharist is that which maintains our unity with that same Trinity. Last week, we saw that the Person of Wisdom spoken of in our...
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The Gospel of Beauty

              By Tony Crescio As we celebrate the mystery of our Triune God this weekend, we are called not only to remember that this dynamic communion of Divine Persons has created all things, but also that all created things proclaim the dynamism of our God. The words of Jesus in this Sunday’s gospel reading from John, though in an obscure way, reveal the Trinity.  However, though obscure, this revelatory language is quite fitt...
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God’s Delight

                Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity: 5-22-16 Peace be with You, Though the Easter Season has ended with the celebration of Pentecost last Sunday, the Church now instructs us in greater detail as to what the Paschal Mystery means for us in today’s Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity.  Notice please, the beautiful attention to detail which the Church observes in its placement of this celebration.  Jesus tells u...
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Love Cannot Be Contained

            By Tony Crescio The Easter Season celebrates the transformational power of the resurrection. Through the resurrection, sin and death have been conquered and we have been offered a share in the life of God through Jesus Christ. The words we hear Jesus speak emphasize this saving message.   In order to better bring this message into focus, I want to highlight one particular line from the Gospel of John: “Whoever loves me...
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