March 31, 2013
Three Dominican friars of the Priory of St Albert the Great in Edinburgh gather around the Easter fire to light the Paschal Candle.
That’s me in the centre holding the candle.
I wish you all a blessed, holy, and joyful Easter!

Three Dominican friars of the Priory of St Albert the Great in Edinburgh gather around the Easter fire to light the Paschal Candle.

That’s me in the centre holding the candle.

I wish you all a blessed, holy, and joyful Easter!

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March 7, 2012
On this day, 7 March, in 1274 the great Dominican theologian, Saint Thomas Aquinas died at the Benedictine abbey of Fossanova. Among his last words, when he received the Blessed Sacrament as Viaticum, were these:
"I receive you, price of my soul’s redemption, I receive you, viaticum of my pilgrimage, for love of whom I have studied, watched, laboured; I have preached you, I have taught you; never have I said anything against you, and if I have done so it is through ignorance and I do not grow stubborn in my error; if I have taught ill on this sacrament or the others, I submit it to the judgment of the Holy Roman Church, in obedience to which I leave now this life."

On this day, 7 March, in 1274 the great Dominican theologian, Saint Thomas Aquinas died at the Benedictine abbey of Fossanova. Among his last words, when he received the Blessed Sacrament as Viaticum, were these:

"I receive you, price of my soul’s redemption, I receive you, viaticum of my pilgrimage, for love of whom I have studied, watched, laboured; I have preached you, I have taught you; never have I said anything against you, and if I have done so it is through ignorance and I do not grow stubborn in my error; if I have taught ill on this sacrament or the others, I submit it to the judgment of the Holy Roman Church, in obedience to which I leave now this life."

March 4, 2012
"After he had told the disciples of his coming Death, on the holy mountain he manifested to them his glory, to show, even by the testimony of the law and the prophets, that the Passion leads to the glory of the Resurrection…" 
– from the Preface for the 2nd Sunday of Lent in the Roman Missal.
This photo of the Transfiguration is one of the mosaics on the facade of the Rosary Basilica in Lourdes.

"After he had told the disciples of his coming Death, on the holy mountain he manifested to them his glory, to show, even by the testimony of the law and the prophets, that the Passion leads to the glory of the Resurrection…" 

– from the Preface for the 2nd Sunday of Lent in the Roman Missal.

This photo of the Transfiguration is one of the mosaics on the facade of the Rosary Basilica in Lourdes.

March 4, 2012
“By faith Abraham, when he was tested, offered up Isaac, and he who had received the promises was ready to offer up his only son, of whom it was said, ‘Through Isaac shall your descendants be named.’ He considered that God was able to raise men even from the dead; hence, figuratively speaking, he did receive him back” – Hebrews 11:17-19.
Detail from a window by Edward Burne-Jones in Jesus College chapel, Cambridge.

By faith Abraham, when he was tested, offered up Isaac, and he who had received the promises was ready to offer up his only son, of whom it was said, ‘Through Isaac shall your descendants be named.’ He considered that God was able to raise men even from the dead; hence, figuratively speaking, he did receive him back” – Hebrews 11:17-19.

Detail from a window by Edward Burne-Jones in Jesus College chapel, Cambridge.

March 3, 2012
"Life away from truth is the road to death. Consequently, the return to the homeland also begins with an inner pilgrimage… [journeying] back to the truth and so to the love of the Father, who loves the truth, who is truth." – from Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger, Journey to Easter.

"Life away from truth is the road to death. Consequently, the return to the homeland also begins with an inner pilgrimage… [journeying] back to the truth and so to the love of the Father, who loves the truth, who is truth." – from Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger, Journey to Easter.

March 2, 2012
From the Roman Martyrology for today, 2 March, we commemorate the death:
“At Lichfield in England, [of] Saint Chad, a bishop, who in the straightened circumstances of his time presided in the office of bishop of the province of the Mercians, of Lindsey and of the Middle Angles, an office he executed after the example of the ancient fathers in great perfection of life”.
St Chad (d.672) is patron of the Catholic Archdiocese of Birmingham, and he is shown in this window ministering to the sick and needy of his diocese, which in the Middle Ages, was in Lichfield.

From the Roman Martyrology for today, 2 March, we commemorate the death:

At Lichfield in England, [of] Saint Chad, a bishop, who in the straightened circumstances of his time presided in the office of bishop of the province of the Mercians, of Lindsey and of the Middle Angles, an office he executed after the example of the ancient fathers in great perfection of life”.

St Chad (d.672) is patron of the Catholic Archdiocese of Birmingham, and he is shown in this window ministering to the sick and needy of his diocese, which in the Middle Ages, was in Lichfield.

March 1, 2012
From the Roman Martyrology for today, 1 March:
"At Menevia in Wales, the bishop Saint David, who, following the example and customs of the Eastern Fathers, founded a monastery, from which many monks went out to evangelise Wales, Ireland, Cornwall and Brittany."
This mosaic of St David, patron saint of Wales, is in Westminster Cathedral in London, and it was blessed by Pope Benedict in 2010. The artist is Ifor Davies.

From the Roman Martyrology for today, 1 March:

"At Menevia in Wales, the bishop Saint David, who, following the example and customs of the Eastern Fathers, founded a monastery, from which many monks went out to evangelise Wales, Ireland, Cornwall and Brittany."

This mosaic of St David, patron saint of Wales, is in Westminster Cathedral in London, and it was blessed by Pope Benedict in 2010. The artist is Ifor Davies.

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