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The Return of the Prodigal Son (Rembrandt)

And where would infinite love pour itself out, if the greatest forgiveness were not extended to the greatest misery? This, I suppose, is what eternal happiness consists in: to see clearly one’s own absolute failure, and to know and enjoy the splendor of God.  (From Cell 18)

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March 29, 2010 at 2:51 pm

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Bl. Jacques Fesch (1930-1957)

I am currently reading a book called Light Over the Scaffold and Cell 18: The Unedited Letters of Jacques Fesch.   He was executed in France for the murder of a police officer on October 1, 1957 at the age of 27, a crime he never denied, although he did shoot his gun without his glasses on and could not see that it struck anyone.  What makes him special?  He’s being considered for beatification by the Church. Read the rest of this entry »

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February 8, 2010 at 11:02 pm

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