Frassati Reflection: Finding God in Times of Trial

Originally posted at Frassati Reflections. Because he himself was tested through what he suffered,he is able to help those who are being tested.—Hebrews 2:18 All around the sick and all around the poor I see a special light which we do not have.—Blessed Pier Giorgio Frassati During these times of trial, we may begin to … More Frassati Reflection: Finding God in Times of Trial

Frassati Reflection: Until the End of the Age

Originally posted at Frassati Reflections. Yesterday, on the Solemnity of the Ascension, we celebrated Jesus’s rising into Heaven. Whenever I reflect upon this mystery, while I know it’s supposed to be an occasion of joy, it always seems to me rather bittersweet for the disciples who watched Jesus ascend. How could they possibly carry on … More Frassati Reflection: Until the End of the Age

Frassati Reflection: The Lord Is Close to the Brokenhearted

Originally posted at Frassati Reflections. The LORD is close to the brokenhearted; and those who are crushed in spirit he saves. Many are the troubles of the just man, but out of them all the LORD delivers him. —Psalm 34:19–20 The weight of these days can feel crushing indeed, the coronavirus pandemic like a cloud … More Frassati Reflection: The Lord Is Close to the Brokenhearted