"Are we prepared to promote conditions in which the living contact with God can be reestablished? For our lives today have become godless to the point of complete vacuity. God is no longer with us in the conscious sense of the word. He is denied, ignored, excluded from every claim to have a part in our daily life." - Alfred Delp, S.J.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Ash Wednesday




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12 comments:

  1. I don't mean to be a trad fashionista, but shouldn't her veil be black?

    wink

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  2. I like how the window behind her acts as a halo.....

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  3. veils can be any color. I have one that's pink with sparkles.

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  4. I think this photo is beautiful - it moves me to repentance. The woman is so simple and beautiful and seems to realize every word of today's Gospel. She reminds me of this passage found elsewhere:

    "This is the man I approve, the lowly and afflicted, the one who trembles at my word."

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  5. I agree, Terry, that it's a beautiful photograph. But, speaking personally, it doesn't do much for me spiritually. Pious looks and veils don't move me to repentance- but I bet if I watched or talked to that woman for 5 minutes, I might be.

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  6. I'm normally the same way - this photo just struck me however.

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  7. Today is the 37th anniversary of my baptism. What'd y'all get me?

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  8. Cathy - I will pray for you at adoration - happy baptism bisthday!

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  9. Thanks, Terry!
    That's the best gift of all!
    :)

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  10. Cathy - how exciting! Prayers ascend!

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  11. Awww, thanks Angie!
    :)

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