In his essay, “A Secret Vice,” originally a 1931 lecture at Pembroke College, Oxford, J.R.R. Tolkien wrote of a “secret hierarchy” of individuals who have the curious hobby of constructing their own languages. Perhaps the […]
Havana, Cuba, Jul 11, 2021 / 20:22 pm (CNA).
I got stuck at the beginning of Paul’s Letter to the Ephesians (1:13-14) as I opened my bible for morning prayer.
Paul tells the Ephesians that they have heard the gospel, have believed in Jesus and “were sealed with the promised Holy Spirit, which is the first installment of our inheritance toward redemption as God’s possession, to the praise of his glory.”
A mouthful for sure.
Eve Tushnet. Courtesy photo.
Denver Newsroom, Jul 11, 2021 / 15:01 pm (CNA).
This general view taken May 11, 1997, from a helicopter in Beirut shows the 250,000 pilgrims at the open-air Mass celebrated by Pope John Paul II during his historic visit to Lebanon