"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, July 05, 2016

Here's a thought for after the long holiday weekend...



Our Lady spoke to Bernadette, making the request, “Pray for Sinners”.  One of Bernadette's interrogators who tested her mental competence asked her, “What is a sinner?”  Bernadette answered, “Someone who loves evil.”  The doctor was impressed by her insight - that an ignorant peasant girl would say 'loves' evil rather than 'does' evil.  


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  1. I've been reading a book about St. Bernadette and Lourdes by Elizabeth Ficocelli so it's funny you should post this. I've always wanted to go to Lourdes but now more than ever.

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    1. And yes, loves evil as opposed to does evil - going to be meditating on that.

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    2. I love Lourdes - I hope you can go there some day. It's been years since I was there but I'm sure it is still charming. I never minded all the shops that so many people complain about.

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  2. That's something none of us wants to admit: we love evil.

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  3. I love her so much.

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  4. That is uncanny. I read these exact words yesterday or the day before while reading about Lourdes. I think I might have read this on the Lourdes website. I was struck by them. I am going to Lourdes and Rome in November. I will be in Rome on the Feast of Christ the King when the Year of Mercy concludes.

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  5. The MD was an atheist who converted I think... I might be wrong.

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  6. I read about an MD who sent a pt to Lourdes, certain of her pending death. He examined the woman after she was healed at Lourdes. The MD converted as the result of this pt's healing.

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