"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.

Thursday, October 06, 2016

Like Esau, who sold his own birthright for a single meal ...

Holy Father St. Bruno...

Speaking about the Charterhouse:

"Many wish to come into this port, and many make great efforts to do so, yet do not achieve it. Indeed many, after reaching it, have been thrust out, since it was not granted to them from above.
Therefore, my brothers, you should consider it certain and well established that whoever partakes of this desirable good, should he in any way lose it, will grieve to his death, if he has any concern for the salvation of his soul." -Letters of St. Bruno. Office of Readings.

Each year I read this, what I know by heart, recalling it many times throughout the year.  It is a great sadness.

Pray for us St. Bruno, now and at the hour of our death. Amen.

Let not there be any fornicator or profane person, as Esau, who for one meal sold his birthright. - Hebrews 12:16

I actually proved the truth of the proverb:  A washed pig returns to the mud.

It's not worth it.

Holy Father St. Bruno,
 pray for us sinners, 
 and at the hour of our death. 

1 comment:

  1. St. Bruno - one of my special saints :) He also said, "While the world changes, the cross stands firm." Good to remember in this post-Christian world.


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