This is pretty cool: computer programmers will get a patron saint: the young Venerable Carlo Acutis, who died of Leukemia in 2006 when he was 17 years old and dedicated his life to the Holy Eucharist and to our Blessed Lord Jesus Christ. The beatification date has been set to October 10th 2020 in Assisi, Italy.
This morning I visited the chapel of the hermitage of Our Lady of the Enclosed Garden, here in the Netherlands, where hermit fr. Hugo lives and celebrates the Tridentine Mass every day. I have visited before, but today was my first time there as a confirmed Catholic. I feel so blessed that we have this beautiful sanctuary relatively close to our home.
After Mass I went to our parish, where my fellow catechumens became baptised and confirmed today. It was a very special moment and I'm so happy for them.
And tonight, after putting the kids to bed, my wife and I prayed 150 beads of the rosary together. It's our first time to actually pray it together, and I feel so happy that she and I have the same love for our newly found faith. We only started catechism last year September, but we're both so inspired, and exploring, enjoying, discussing, studying so much together.
This is the hermitage:
#GospelToday (Jn 3:16-18)
For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him might not perish but might have eternal life.
For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world might be saved through him.
Whoever believes in him will not be condemned, but whoever does not believe has already been condemned, because he has not believed in the name of the only Son of God.
The Trinity - 3 persons, 1 nature. Fini.
Not so fast! Explain "persons" and "nature". Do not say "mystery".
Frank Sheed (RIP) can help in this excerpt from his book "Theology and Sanity":
"Father, all-powerful and ever-living God, ... we joyfully proclaim our faith in the mystery of your Godhead ...: three Persons equal in majesty, undivided in splendor, yet one Lord, one God, ever to be adored in your everlasting glory."
Dutch Roman Catholic baptised and confirmed on June 1st, 2020 in our gorgeous cathedral. I love the Tridentine Mass but I also do not reject Vatican II.
RCsocial.net — a friendly social networking space for those with an interest in Catholicism.