"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.

Sunday, August 09, 2015

70 years ago ... in a blinding flash of white light.

The mysteries of light.


Nagasaki, 1945

An arch was one of the few remaining landmarks after the attack.


70 years ago.

"An emotional memorial service has been held in the Japanese city of Nagasaki where US forces dropped an atomic bomb during World War Two, 70 years ago." - Story here.



An arch was the first shrine built at Fatima in 1917

"If people do not cease offending God, 
a worse war will break out ... 
during the pontificate of Pius XI." - OL Fatima



70 years ago.

“Seventy years ago, on the 6th and the 9th of August 1945, the terrible atomic bomb attacks on Hiroshima and Nagasaki took place. Even after so many years, this tragic event still arouses horror and revulsion." - Pope Francis

2 comments:

  1. Terry, I thought you might find this article interesting:

    http://nobility.org/2015/08/06/hiroshima-70-years/

    I'm sure you already knew about the "Amazing Hiroshima Eight", but what I found profound was comparing them to Sidrach, Misach, and Abdenago in the fiery furnace.

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    1. Yes! Thank you Paul - I meant to link to that after another commenter asked about that on Hiroshima Day. The story is truly remarkable and one of the greatest 'signal graces' of the rosary ever recorded. I love the analogy with the fiery furnace.

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