"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.

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Midsummer Eve - St. John's Eve ...

Tonight is St. John's Eve - Midsummer Eve...  a celebration of the Summer Solstice carried through to June 25, a date which this year coincides with the 34th anniversary of the apparitions at Medjugorje.

I will light torches and candles tonight.
It is St. John's Eve. Tomorrow is the Feast of the Baptist. It was a tradition in the days of Christendom to have a bonfire in honor of the saint who was a "burning and shining light." (John 5:35) In some places, they still do... - Tea at Trianon
We can see the Northern Lights tonight as well.

The Holy Father may have questioned the apparitions at Medjugorje - but if the interview is correct, he did not discount the miraculous:
"But we must distinguish that in Medjugorje, God makes miracles, you know? So, in the midst of human follies, God continues working miracles, is that not so?"  - Source/translation
I'm going to light candles.

Is everybody lit?


  1. I'm going to vespers and the divine liturgy tomorrow night. Gotta get my incense on.


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