Archive for November 30, 2007

Leo X + Pieta + Las Culebrinas

November 30, 2007 1 comment

Michelangelo's Pieta

MASS – (Fr Joseph) — Andrew the Apostle — known as the introducer. 

NO PHILOSOPHY CLASSES — Fr Santos is out of town.

ARTS & IDEAS – (Fr Vallee) — modern philosophersRenaissance popes Sixtus IV (Sistine Chapel), Alexander VI (Borgianepotism), Julius II (warrior) and Leo X (Medici). Michelangelo‘s Pieta.  Our chapel’s murial — zodiac references.

Las CulebrinasLas CulebrinasMIAMI DINNER — today Fr Manny took all the Miami seminarians out to dinner to a fancy local Cuban restaurant Las Culebrinas.  Great food and even better desert.

DOTS — “bread shark” — grass smell

must read Bible

November 30, 2007 Leave a comment

Bible = sharp knifeI stumbled upon this graphic while looking for a grocery list [it’s my new Pre-T house job to keep food stocked].  It instantly reminded me of one of my favorite Scripture passage, that I would teach on the first day of 7th grade Pre-Confirmation classes.  Hebrews 4:12-13 says,

Indeed,the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing until it divides soul from spirit, joints from marrow; it is able to judge the thoughts and intentions of the heart. 13And before him no creature is hidden, but all are naked and laid bare to the eyes of the one to whom we must render an account.

I also recall a newsflash I read in the Florida Catholic this week about Pope Benedict XVI urging Christians must read the Bible.  He highlighted St Jerome’s famous line, “ignorance of Scripture is ignorance of Christ.”  — we can never say it enough