Thursday, June 26, 2014

Misunderstood Saint

Most Catholics, and most non-Catholics, misunderstand our saint for the day.  They often times equate him with discipline and sternness.

Far from these limiting adjctives, Saint Josemaria Escriva is more than just that.

Like all other saints, he calls us all to holiness.

And with holiness comes discipline:
You say the Mass is long, he says, because your love is short.
Strong words for some who rush to the parking lot before the final blessing just so they do not get stuck in the mad rush after Mass.

Strong words for those who say the Tridentine Mass is long and boring. This Mass, by the way, has always been the Mass St. Escriva prayed.

Holiness has a price. And it is cheaper than the a one-way ticket to hell.

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