Sunday, October 26, 2014

Friday, October 17, 2014

Gallicus B- More concern over cetain international organizations

Common to Gallicus A and B is a concern over imposing liberalized views on poor countries, by "certain international organizations" I present Gallicus B below. As with Gallicus A, please send any corrections, etc to the comment box and feel free to share, but give attribution (a link to this site).

Relationes Circuli Minores- Gallicus A

I have translated the relatio from "Gallicus A" of the Synod on the family. I did so because I found it, after the Anglicus A relatio, to be the most insightful.  My translation is below. Any corrections can be made in the combox below.

ETA: Feel free to copy the translation and post it elsewhere, with a link to here as the source.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

St. Theresa - Oct 15th

Today is the feast of St. Theresa of Avila. She has the distinction of dying right as the Gregorian Calendar was being implemented, during the night between Thursday October 4th and Friday October 15th. What can be said of this saint? Her mortifications, were they performed today, would no doubt shock the modern sensibility. Even in sickness she scourged herself, asking the Lord to send her suffering or death. We often call the souls in purgatory the Suffering Church. But in many ways we must recognize that to suffer is the lot of every Christian, in this life or the next. Suffering, accepted and even embraced in this life has merit. St. Theresa, in her conformity with God, recognized the value of the Cross. She knew well the call "to make up for what was lacking in the suffering of Christ."

But what could be lacking in His perfect Passion?