to be the first to become conscious
of all that the world loves, pursues, and suffers;
I want to be the first to seek,
to sympathize and to suffer;
the first to unfold and sacrifice myself
to become more widely human
and more nobly of the earth
than of any of the world’s servants.
PIERRE TEILLHARD DE CHARDIN, S.J. (1881-1955)]]>
His light may be compared to a niche in which is a lamp,
the lamp in a glass,
the glass as it were a glittering star kindled from a Blessed tree,
an olive that is neither of the East nor of the West
whose oil would almost shine forth though no fire touches it.
Light upon light, God guides to His light whom He will.
God speaks in metaphors to me.
God has knowledge of all things.
QUR’ AN 24:35
The Qur’an is the complete compilation of the Prophet Muhammad’s (d.632) revelations from the One God.]]>
GERARD MANLEY HOPKINS, S]]]>
(Wisdom of Solomon, chapter 6).]]>
Claude de la Colombière]]>
You have created all things for the sake of your name, and have given food and drink for everyone to enjoy, that they may give thanks to you. But to us you have given spiritual food and drink and eternal life, through Jesus your Son. As this broken bread was scattered over the hills and then, when gathered, became one mass, may your Church, in the same way, be gathered from the ends of the earth into your kingdom. For yours is the glory and power through Jesus Christ for evermore.
Above all we give you thanks because you are almighty. To you be the glory for evermore.
The Teaching of the Twelve Apostles.