Friday, February 09, 2007

Saint Josephine Bakhita


There is a beautiful post on Don Marco's site about this amazing woman, it is entitled, "A Saint For Those Who Are Prisoners of Their Past". He also has a lovely passage from Newman on friendship.
I enjoy his site, he is a Cistercian monk at S Croce in Jerusalem (actually in Rome). His posts always give you something to think about and occassionall bring a lump to the throat, as this one does.

3 comments:

Paul P said...

Thank you for bringing this to our attention. I especially liked "Close the door, I'm staying" And the Newman homily on friendship was very well worth reading. Doesn't God use the intimate love between friends to bring us His love?

Fr Ray Blake said...

Paul,
You are so right, after Penetcost, I suspect, that people learnt the friendship of God through the friendship of the Apostles.

Don Marco said...

Father, Do visit me at Santa Croce in Gerusalemme when you next come to Rome. Thank you for the kind words about Vultus Christi.