Concluding Pages

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“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...

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...