Tradition taught that Elijah would return to announce the Messiah - as illustrated here. Even Jesus' own disciples were confused. But Jesus had not come to prepare the way for the prophet, John the Baptist had come in the spirit of Elijah to prepare the way for Him. ... See MoreSee Less
“The road leading to God does not entail a multiplicity of considerations, methods, manners, and experiences -- though this may be a requirement for beginners -- but demands only the one thing necessary: true self-denial, exterior and interior, through the surrender of both to the passion of Christ and by annihilation in all things.” St. John of the Cross ... See MoreSee Less
Why is none born of woman greater than John the Baptist? He was the last prophet and the first disciple. He was the promised herald who leaped in the womb and pointed out the Lamb when He came. He baptized Jesus in water but was himself baptized in blood. He prepared the way but never got to taste the Eucharist or witness the Resurrection. St. John is the model of humility and hope. ... See MoreSee Less
O Lady of Guadalupe, intercede for me, that, despite my imperfections, my efforts will help multiply souls, igniting a joyful and burning love for Jesus Christ, His Church, and my neighbor. ... See MoreSee Less
There are many fascinating details in the image of Our Lady of Guadalupe. For example, in the native culture of Mexico, a four-petaled flower was a symbol of divinity. There is only one on St. Juan Diego’s tilma - right over Mary’s womb. ... See MoreSee Less
"My Lord God, I have no idea where I am going. I do not see the road ahead of me. I cannot know for certain where it will end, nor do I really know myself, and the fact that I think I am following your will does not mean that I am actually doing so. But I believe that the desire to please you does in fact please you." Thomas Merton, d. December 10, 1968 ... See MoreSee Less
"Since John the Baptist preached one who was at once both king and priest, the evangelist Luke indicated the time of his preaching by referring to both the kingship and the high priesthood." St. Gregory the Great ... See MoreSee Less
"Filia Patris - Mater Filii - Sponsa Spiritus." The Immaculate Conception is truly the Daughter of the Father (the New Eve), the Mother of the Son (the Ark of the New Covenant),and the Bride of the Spirit (the New Temple). She is created without sin, she is formed by divine hands, and became the incorrupt dwelling of the Almighty. ... See MoreSee Less
Sunday 5pm will be the last Mass of the semester. Following tradition, the Mass will conclude with the Hallelujah Chorus from Handel's "Messiah." All are invited to come up and sing with the choir. If anyone needs to brush up, here are the four parts, and you are also welcome to rehearse with Pedro and the choir starting at 4pm.
Fr. Aloysius Schmitt was a priest of Dubuque, IA who was serving aboard the USS Oklahoma on December 7, 1941. During the attack on Pearl Harbor, the ship capsized and though he could have escaped, he helped 12 sailors to safety before he drowned. Greater love has no man than this. ... See MoreSee Less
Jesus could multiply loaves & fishes. Could He also make a mountain too big for Him to lift? CS Lewis wrote, "Omnipotence means power to do all that is intrinsically possible, not to do the intrinsically impossible. You may attribute miracles to Him, but not nonsense." ... See MoreSee Less
"Everyone in the streets and the windows said, 'Oh, how fine are the Emperor's new clothes! Don't they fit him to perfection? And see his long train!' Nobody would confess that he couldn't see anything, for that would prove him either unfit for his position, or a fool. No costume the Emperor had worn before was ever such a complete success. 'But he hasn't got anything on," a little child said'." Blessed are the childlike. ... See MoreSee Less
FOCUS Photography is about more than just photography - it's about finding a community on campus and thriving in it. We call this leadership.
Join the NYU Leadership Initiative for #NYULeadershipWeek (September 25-28, 2017) and take advantage of free events and workshops where you can explore how to find, build, and contribute to the communities we call home. Workshop topics include: design thinking, mindful leadership, community organizing, networking and much more. Plus, get to meet one of our co-founders on a panel this Tuesday.
See the full schedule and reserve your spot at bit.ly/NYULeadWeek ... See MoreSee Less
We are extremely excited to announce that we will be going on our first excursion of the Fall 2016 semester! Come join us as we walk the Highline, located in Chelsea. The theme for this event is "Lines" (pun intended), and we will focus on taking cool shots that involve lines and geometry. We sincerely hope you can make it out!
As always, you do not need a DSLR (those "big fancy cameras") or any photography experience to participate on this excursion. Just come along with any camera you have, phones included, and have fun snapping photos!
LINES on the HIGHLINE Saturday, December 3rd, 2016 12:00pm Meet on the Kimmel Steps! ... See MoreSee Less