Frassati Reflection: For the Beauty of the Earth

For from the greatness and the beauty of created things their original author, by analogy, is seen. —Wisdom 13:5 The sweetest thing in all my life has been the longing…to find the place where all the beauty came from. —C.S. Lewis Sometimes the beauty of creation is dazzlingly obvious, shining forth from a sunrise or … More Frassati Reflection: For the Beauty of the Earth

Frassati Reflection: What We Mean When We Say “God”

Thus I aspire to proclaim the Gospel not where Christ has already been named, so that I do not build on another’s foundation, but as it is written: Those who have never been told of him shall see, and those who have never heard of him shall understand. —Romans 15:20–21 God is the fullness of … More Frassati Reflection: What We Mean When We Say “God”

Frassati Reflection: Feast of St. Martin de Porres

In today’s Gospel, Jesus cures on the Sabbath. The Pharisees are shocked by His acts of mercy, which appear to them as impropriety. Here we see that mercy can look radical, even unseemly, to those who have not contemplated their own need for it. If we do not realize that God bent down to the level … More Frassati Reflection: Feast of St. Martin de Porres

Frassati Reflection: Faith Seeking Understanding

There is nothing concealed that will not be revealed, nor secret that will not be known. Therefore whatever you have said in the darkness will be heard in the light, and what you have whispered behind closed doors will be proclaimed on the housetops. —Luke 12:2–3 When we encounter a teaching about the faith that … More Frassati Reflection: Faith Seeking Understanding