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"Today the concept of truth is viewed with suspicion, because truth is identified with violence. Over history there have, unfortunately, been episodes when people sought to defend the truth with violence. But they are two contrasting realities. Truth cannot be imposed with means other than itself! Truth can only come with its own light. Yet, we need truth. ... Without truth we are blind in the world, we have no path to follow. The great gift of Christ was that He enabled us to see the face of God".Pope Benedict xvi, February 24th, 2012

The Church is ecumenical, catholic, God-human, ageless, and it is therefore a blasphemy—an unpardonable blasphemy against Christ and against the Holy Ghost—to turn the Church into a national institution, to narrow her down to petty, transient, time-bound aspirations and ways of doing things. Her purpose is beyond nationality, ecumenical, all-embracing: to unite all men in Christ, all without exception to nation or race or social strata. - St Justin Popovitch

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Sunday, 11 September 2011

THE DOMINICAN FRIARS (English Province)

One of the young monks from our monastery in Pachacamac on the outskirts of Lima is now studying Theology at Blackfriars, Oxford. The video below in most reassuring because, if it really shows the life that Dominicans live, then it is home from home. I know he is thoroughly enjoying himself in Oxford and finds their way of doing theology enormously attractive. This video is published in my blog in gratitude to the Dominicans. I too studied with them at Fribourg. THE


FEAST OF THE DORMITION OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN, MOTHER OF GOD 2011
This is a video of the celebration of the Assumption of Our Lady in the church of St Elias, a Ukrainian Greek Catholic parish in Brampton, in the Eparchy of Toronto.  There are many Ukrainians in Toronto, both Orthodox and Greek Catholic.  This video is offered in honour of Our Blessed Lady, Mother of them all, and of us as well. 
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