- January 2, 2007 at 9:10 pm #1539
Hello, my name is Robert. I live in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, in a little burb that some of you may have seen on the Television yesterday, Pasadena California. I live with my three year old twins, Sasha and Balto, (of the extra fuzzy canine variety) You can view them at http://www.dropshots.com user RASanchez.
I attend the Traditional Latin Mass, (Indult, ie where the local bishop permits it.) When a Traditional Latin Mass is not to be had, I assist at Mass in one of the local Eastern Rite Catholic Churches, (Eastern Catholic Churches all in communion with Rome) I do not hold the New Rites to be invalid, or illicit, and would attend them if there was no Traditional or Eastern Rite Liturgy to attend, but so far have been able to attend the Traditional or Eastern Rites 99% of the time. I do enjoy the comprehensiveness of the Faith, and the varied spirituality that one can find within the fold of the Catholic Church, both in the East and West. I enjoy reading and discussing Theology and History, (both Civil and Ecclesiastical).January 2, 2007 at 9:38 pm #7649
Thanks for coming aboard, Robert. The posts that you made so far have been wonderful. It’s great to have someone so knowledgeable like you here.January 2, 2007 at 11:10 pm #7650
I relate this story not because I feel worthy of being lumped with these two great minds and souls, as they devoted their all to Christ Jesus, and I a poor sinner focus more on my own pleasures in life, (and those of my little gray dogs.) than I should.
St. Thomas Aquinas visit to St. Bonaventure (Both great Doctors of the Church) went something like this. St. Thomas a great Scholar having studied at the great University of Paris, under St. Albert the Great. St. Thomas also had access to some of the greatest libraries of the day. St. Thomas asked to see the library of St. Bonaventure so he too could learn all the wonderful things he had read in Bonaventures works. St. Bonaventure pulled aside a curtain where there was a kneeler and a crucifix. Pointing to the image of Christ Crucified he said, “This is the only book I need.” St. Thomas, one of the greatest minds and souls in history was humbled at the simplicity of St. Bonaventure and his library.
May we for all our books and learning remember that Christ and Him Crucified is what all our learning and discussion of the Faith comes down to. Without Him, all our learning, faith and works are simple human folly, untied to Him they are elevated to benefit our souls.
[i:3oa10117][b:3oa10117]Let me add one other plug[/b:3oa10117][/i:3oa10117], “Sacristy Raids” I beg from Parishes that are remodelling or have excess surplus in the sacritsy. I take everything I can carry, from vestments, chalices, ciboriae, even candlesticks and old altars to Missions in Mexico and the Southwest USA (Indian Reservations and poor parishes) This week I am going to pick up an old baptisimal font from a Parish that is installing the new pool style immersion font. So if anyone knows of a sacristy that needs a spring cleaning, either contact me, or contact a poor parish or mission that could use the items and get the old stuff back into use. Old Missals and other liturgical books, I either make a donation to the missions, or sell if I have copies already and donate the money directly.January 3, 2007 at 6:43 pm #7654
[color=darkred:2utninwx]Welcome to the forum. You seem like a great addition to the forum. ” title=”Smile” /> [/color:2utninwx]May 1, 2007 at 11:19 pm #8178
[color=darkblue:2b4xkymp]Keep forgetting about this section, so please forgive my lateness. Anywho, welcome to AboutCatholics.[/color:2b4xkymp] ” title=”Cool” />February 5, 2009 at 2:37 pm #9068
hello i am siyabong richard ngcobo and this is my first ever time using about catholics forum and i am really excited to actually see a vibrant society of cathollics who actually care. i hope to har from everybody soonFebruary 5, 2009 at 7:59 pm #9069
Welcome Siyabonga. Jon (the moderator) should be able to move your post to a place of your own, so everyone can see your posting in a place of it’s own.February 6, 2009 at 12:45 am #9071
Actually, I don’t think I have a way to split topics so it might have to stay here for a while. Welcome!February 6, 2009 at 5:36 am #9073
Worth a try, welcome none the less. Here or in another thread, you have found a home to share with fellow catholics.February 6, 2009 at 11:10 pm #9074
Welcome ” title=”Smile” /> make sure you comment on posts and even start your own ” title=”Very Happy” />
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