Concluding Pages

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On the Right or Left of Jesus?

Facing the grave reality of the Judgement, into which category of souls do you, dear reader, fall? Are you one of the good sheep,...

Light of Hope in the Resurrection

The Polish custom of illuminating tombs and adorning them with flowers on All Souls’ day demonstrates the hope of reaching Paradise. And this...

Courage and Purity

Just like the favourite flower of alpinists, which only germinates at altitudes that are difficult to reach, certain qualities of soul are reserved for...

Admiration: Consolation Amid Perplexities

An excellent remedy for life’s dramas, admiration raises our souls to love the benefits that the Lord has bestowed on others, which light up...

A Garment of Light and Splendour from India

Charm is the common thread in this garment, which seems to cover the wearer with the luminosity and grace that enveloped the bodies...

The Throne of the King of Kings

The Saviour was born poor and was known as “the carpenter’s son”. How He lowered himself to raise us up! He seems to be...

Defier of the Sky

Our earthly life is a succession of struggles and conquests for survival, and above all, to attain Heaven, the reward of true heroes....

God’s Beloved Flower

Solomon was renowned for his wisdom. The lily, however, surpasses this monarch in symbolic value because it evokes Her who, having emptied herself, was...

Like a Tree Felled by the Storm

Does our life not belong to God? Is it not true that He watches over us with infinite paternal care, and that not even...

A Golden Chain Uniting Heaven and Earth

In the mystical and metaphysical war waged between the Woman and the Serpent, some of the most well-aimed cannon shots are fired on earth,...

“A pair of turtledoves, or two young pigeons…”

The Gospel does not specify which of these birds were offered. The Holy Spirit thus gives us to understand that one way should not...

Where the Magi Once Trod…

Elusive and intriguing as a Bedouin’s eyes, Petra seems to guard, behind the silent stone of its façades, the secret of the true identity...

A Symbolic Sweet

That year the Christmas concert was at last a success! The brilliant result of the experiment made it a tradition. From Germany the candy...

The Crown of the Noble Virgin

What is the meaning of the adornments that this maiden wears to please her husband and King? We do not find these details in...

Waters that Proclaim Mary’s Triumph

The imposing maritime vista urged the Christian squadrons to advance on that historic morning of October 7, 1571. Over four centuries later, what lesson...

The Sun Wants to Shine within Us 

The sun needs only the smallest breach in order to spread its rays amidst the darkness. However, how often do we build walls that prevent...

Celestial Symphony, Angelic Admiration

The unique adornment of a French Gothic chapel impels us to desire that the Angels intensify their interaction with us, and allow us to...

“Sentire cum Ecclesia”

Many of the faithful who visit the Gallery of Maps in the Vatican seem to have lost their way. Confused and disoriented, where will...

A Palace or a Cave?

In moments of fervour, we feel that we are called to sparkle like precious gems, resplendent with sanctity. However, at a certain moment, God...

The History of a Magnificent Cathedral

The centuries-old See of Cologne has a story line similar to that of the Church itself. Like the latter, it has passed through difficult...

Bread Made in Honour of the Divine Child

Holy Church instituted Advent as a time of expectation for the Solemnity of Christmas. And “Stollen” is a delicious German bread that can well...

The Holy Joy of the Children of God

When we meet with suffering, we should never give in to discouragement. Let us keep in mind the rose-coloured variety of the Quaresmeira, and...

Combativeness and Contemplation

Those who fight clad in the golden armour of faith and armed with the practice of virtue will win the hero’s reward after the...

We Are the Aroma of Christ

If perfume remains bottled up and does not impart its fragrance, it has no value: it becomes old and is discarded without fulfilling its...