LIBERA ME, Domine, Iesu Christe, ab omnibus iniquitatis meis et universis malis,
fac me tuis semper inhærere mandatis et a te numquam separari permittas. Amen.

Saturday, 19 December 2009


During Advent I have been reading Fr John Saward's book 'Redeemer in the Womb', a theological meditation on Jesus' life before His birth at Christmas. I can recommend it wholeheartedly; it challenges, informs, and stimulates all sorts of interesting meditations.

'Man is only great because God is infinitely greater. When the Creator is denied, the creature is destroyed. All the heresies of the past and the ideologies of the present claim exhaustive knowledge of man. They reduce the richness of his mysterious nature, scale him down to one or other of his parts or powers . . . Only Catholic Christian faith understands man rightly in the richness of his nature and the dignity of his person.'
~ Redeemer in the Womb, p.154

The book is published by Ignatius, and I would suggest that as well as being wonderful Advent reading (for next year, now, probably !), it would also be a wonderful present for any Catholic couple who are expecting a child.

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