The New Gasparian
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A journal dedicated to the life and mission of St. Gaspar del Bufalo, and to a life lived in response to the call and the cry of the Most Precious Blood of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Our on-going mission is to share good news of hope and communion.

Friday, January 31, 2003
St. Gaspar on Winter

It is true - they are thorns, but they are thorns that sustain the mystical rose. They are bitter drink, it is true - but a bitter drink that helps anyone to a change of life in the spirit and assists us to be distrustful of self and confident in the divine goodness, which is the sum total of our sanctification. To this mystical winter, there usually follows a flowering spring; to this most beautiful, mystical night, there follows a most serene day; to this mystical storm, there follows the most consoling calm. In any event, it is always proper to remain in conformity to the sovereign dispositions and to recommend oneself to the Lord to keep us always faithful to him. Amen.


from Letter 51, Feb-Apr 1813





posted by Fr. Jeffrey Keyes, C.PP.S. on 6:26 PM link
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I am glad it is the feast of St. John Bosco. He is the patron of editors. I am trying to put the finishing touches on the next issue of "Cup and Cross." I am not sure what I would do without the able help of Peggy Doherty. Anyone out there want a pdf file copy of the last issue?



posted by Fr. Jeffrey Keyes, C.PP.S. on 2:31 PM link
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