FINDING TRUTH WHEREVER IT MAY BE FOUND: "We will not be defined by a trophy he often said, but it was easy to say that you would not be defined by something you didn't have." from Michael Koryta's, "The Prophet"
QUOTE II: "He saw the falsehood of that almost universal notion of today, the notion that rites and forms are something artificial, additional, and corrupt. Ritual is really much older than thought; it is much simpler and much wilder than thought. A feeling touching the nature of things does not only make men feel that there are certain proper things to say; it makes them feel that there are certain proper things to do. The more agreeable of these consists of dancing, building temples, and shouting very loud; the less agreeable, of wearing green carnations and burning other philosophers alive."
IN OTHER NEWS:
You should go on a little get away for advent and Mary wants to help make that happen. HERE is an interactive 3D experience of the temple. If you take the self tour, she sent THIS floor plan to help you navigate around. She also sent THIS picture of model to give you an idea of what it might have looked like. Thanks.
She also sent this in: Dear Fr. V., I thought AA readers may be interested in knowing that the Vatican Museums 3-D film will be in North Canton at Tinseltown next week on Wednesday, December 10, at 7:00 p.m. There will be only one screening of this special event. For more details and more locations go HERE.
This a 5 and a half minute video on the spirituality of Advent: