"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.

Saturday, July 06, 2013

The Two Candlesticks: LUMEN FIDEI

Consecration of the Vatican to St. Michael the Archangel
and St. Joseph.

These are the two olive trees, and the two candlesticks, that stand before the Lord of the earth.~Apocalypse 11:4

 But at that time shall Michael rise up, the great prince, who standeth for the children of thy people: and a time shall come such as never was from the time that nations began even until that time. ~Daniel 12:1

 Here we witness the two popes together, like Saints Peter and Paul or like Moses and Elias. - Fountain of Elias blog.

Let us turn in prayer to Mary, Mother of the Church and Mother of our faith.
Mother, help our faith!
Open our ears to hear God’s word and to recognize his voice and call.
Awaken in us a desire to follow in his footsteps, to go forth from our own land and to receive his promise.
Help us to be touched by his love, that we may touch him in faith.
Help us to entrust ourselves fully to him and to believe in his love, especially at times of trial, beneath the shadow of the cross, when our faith is called to mature.
Sow in our faith the joy of the Risen One.
Remind us that those who believe are never alone.
Teach us to see all things with the eyes of Jesus, that he may be light for our path. And may this light of faith always increase in us, until the dawn of that undying day which is Christ himself, your Son, our Lord! - Lumen Fidei

Statue of St. Michael the Archangel,
blessed by Pope Francis and Benedict XVI.


  1. I love the statue! Isn't it great! And thanks for the link! We live in extraordinary times.

  2. This made me so very happy today.

  3. I think the statue is magnificent.

  4. Two Candlesticks! BEAUTIFUL!


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