August 24, 2007

Today is the Feast of Saint Bartholomew the Apostle

I have posted a homily for the occasion.
Click HERE for it.


Anonymous Gary Keith Chesterton said...

Thank you for this, Father.

St. Bartholomew is one of my patrons. It was while gazing at the altarpiece at the Church of San Bartolomeo in Bologna that I determined to return to the Catholic faith after apostasizing.

The fresco shows the martyrdom of the saint as he watches the heavens opened, and his friend and Lord -- the Son of God, the King of Israel -- beckoning to him.

I thought at the time, "I wish I had faith like that." And I prayed a difficult, rusty little prayer for faith like that.

I don't have it yet, maybe never will, but I'm on my way back.

Saint Bartholomew, pray for us!

9:51 AM  

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