"As Kingfishers Catch Fire" Hopkins and the grace-filled life

Posted by Elizabeth Tomasek on Jul 5, 2019 7:00:00 AM

I first encountered “As Kingfishers Catch Fire” in a homily. While I don’t fully remember the homily itself, this poem has stayed with me ever since—enough that I even bought a book of Hopkins’ poems. I keep coming back to it because it helps me to recall and envision the grace-filled life that God desires for me.

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Topics: poetry, sacraments

Remembering our baptism in the sign of the cross

Posted by Caitlin Sica on Jul 4, 2019 7:00:00 AM

Whether we realize it or not, every time we bless ourselves “In the name of the Father and of the Son and of Holy Spirit” (or “in-name-of-father-son-holy-spirit-amen” if we’re trying to eat dinner quickly), we are not only making a prayer to God, but we are recalling our baptism.

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Topics: baptism, Sign of the Cross, sacraments, vocation

What Christ the Bridegroom teaches us about marriage

Posted by Kiera Stubbs on Apr 18, 2019 7:00:00 AM

For first century Jews, it must have been strange when Christ, a wife-less celibate, identified himself as a bridegroom. Dr. Brant Pitre, professor of Scripture at the Augustine Institute, takes up this topic in his talk Christ as Bridegroom, outlining the various ways in which Christ demonstrates and models spousal love to the Church, as evident in Scripture.

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Topics: Holy Thursday, Jesus Christ, marriage, Sacrament of Matrimony, sacraments, Scripture, salvation history

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