When humanity recognizes the beautiful, they see a glimpse of God. Beauty is complex; it is a participation in the Divine, as truth and love also participate. These glimpses are all around us; we merely have to disconnect for a mere second from the chains of the noise of our techno-modern society and in the silence feel the cool spring breeze, see the vibrant red … Continue reading On Beauty
St. Augustine is the most quoted Saint in the Catechism of the Catholic Church with 87 Citations followed by St. Thomas Aquinas at 61. Naturally, in many respects, as asserted by Bishop Robert Barron asserts in his Pivotal Players series, St. Augustine is “one of three or four most important players in the history of the Church…he is a pivotal figure in the development of … Continue reading On the Influence of St. Augustine
via dwightlockenecker.com Meditation and Contemplative prayer allows us to silence a great many distractions in our lives. In meditation, such as Lectio Divina, we can read the text and ask the Lord, “What am I to learn?” In this form, our minds are allowed to explore and be illuminated rather than be reactive as modernity has trained our minds. Finally, Contemplative prayer as CCC 2715 … Continue reading On Meditation and Contemplative Prayer
Today Communio is launching its Official T-Shirt. The cross is gold to represent the glory of the cross and resurrection. The T-shirt is inspired by the raising of Jairus’ daughter in which Jairus is told that his daughter has died and that he should no longer bother Jesus. Jesus tells him, “Fear Not, Only Believe.” It is in this act of trust where the miraculous … Continue reading The Official Communio T-Shirt!
via pinterest Debbie Cannon So how does prayer nourish our souls? The ancients of spoke of the soul as the heart and the ancient Church was no different in this respect. Fr. Casey in his book Toward God speaks of prayer being a compunction of our heart derived from the original meaning from its Latin origin meaning, “the word compunction points to an experience being … Continue reading On Prayer and Form
After our snacks and about a half hour of awkward silence on the plane, the gentleman sitting next to me asked, “So, would you care to share some of your story you’re writting?” I hesitantly said, “I suppose so…” I began to read: A typical farm pond; small and deep, no larger than a waiting room in a doctor’s office is often the setting for … Continue reading Excerpt from My Short Story ‘Abba’
Communio is designing T-Shirts to help fund future discussion groups and youth Catechism. At this moment, Communio has several designs. You can check them all out here! Please consider helping us out! Thank You! St. Pope John Paul II T-Shirt: St. Augustine Pear Stealing T-Shirt: ORA ET LABORA T-Shirt: Continue reading Buy a T-Shirt and Help Evangelize the Catholic Faith!