Monday, August 06, 2007

Today's the Transfiguration ...

... and I'm not sure why it's not a holy day of obligation. This is SUCH an important feast for the Catholic Church -- the Transfiguration is the feast where Jesus proves to Peter, James and John that he truly is the Son of God and the Son of Man. This feast is considered the culmination of Jesus' public life. This feast gives us a glimpse at Jesus Glorified; it gives us a glimpse at Heaven.

And as our pastor pointed out today during the Liturgy ... this feast reminds us that we get this same glimpse of Jesus glorified, the same glimpse of Heaven EVERY TIME we watch the priest consecrate the Host, EVERY TIME we are witnesses to the great gift of Jesus in the transubstantiation of the bread and wine into Jesus' body and blood.

As I've said before when "waxing poetic" about the Catholic Faith -- HOW COOL IS THAT??????

Now, for a more eloquent meditation on the transfiguration, here's Pope Benedict's Angelus message from yesterday's audience.

1 comment:

Mrs Jackie Parkes MJ said...

apparently the transfiguration is mentioned in Lent too!