Beyond Wonder Woman

Our Lady of China. Original painting by Lu Hung-Nien. Photo by GMC.

Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Ancient Chinese folklore abounds with legends of flying sages and immortals. The gravity-defying love of Jesus and Mary has a natural appeal for the Asian mind.… Read the rest

Hope in the Resurrection

Ascent of Elijah (Northern Russian icon, ca. 1290)

11th Week in Ordinary Time, Wednesday

Sirach 48:1-14, Matthew 6:7-15

According to statistics, the mortality rate is 100%. Four exceptions to this rule are recorded in salvation history:

Seven generations after Adam, Scripture records that “Enoch walked with God; and he was not, for God took him” (Genesis 5:24). … Read the rest