God is faithful, and he will do it

Basilique Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré, Québec, Canada July 2016 This church is full of promises kept. Thessalonians always struck me as ferociously loving. He is faithful, and he will do it, Paul writes. Do what? I always forget, just dwelling on the character reference. He will sanctify you entirely; he will keep sound and blameless your spirit, soul, and body forContinue reading “God is faithful, and he will do it”

reserved for pilgrims climbing on their knees

Oratoire Saint-Joseph du Mont-Royal Montréal, Québec, Canada At Christmas, we celebrate God becoming man—the bishop pointed at the doors at the back of the church—and at Pentecost, after Ascension, we celebrate man becoming divine, he said, pointing now at the communion rail. And this is our Catholic Christian life, he went on. Jesus opens theContinue reading “reserved for pilgrims climbing on their knees”

Cementerio Británico, Buenos Aires

 Cementerio Británico, Buenos Aires 9 de mayo del 2015 That’s the first Orthodox cross I ever saw on a grave. On either side of an austere Anglican chapel holding court in Chacarita are rows and rows of these three-bar crosses, poking out into the leaves in memory eternal. They stud the British cemetery in BuenosContinue reading “Cementerio Británico, Buenos Aires”