God never lets anything happen unless it serves for the growth and maturation of those He has called.
Thomas was not a doubter. Instead he was an adult seeking the verification that all adults need if we are to truly believe.
It's the feast of the apostle Thomas today (July 3). I have always felt an affinity with Thomas. He is often referred to as the "doubter" since he was not present when...
Such wise people have reflected on their life experience enough to know that while a peaceful and perfect day is welcome, we are most connected with others and therefore with God (we could also say most connected with God and therefore with others), when we live a struggle together.
Every day I am with people who may have once been baptised but now feel a distance between themselves and the Church and God. We are these people, as are too many of our family, friends, neighbours and workmates. This book therefore is for us.
We call things beautiful when they reveal to us their inner essence, their reality as understood in the mind of God
By looking at the graves, before which countless memories return, we remember how they lived, what they loved
On this feast of All Saints in 1541 Michaelangelo‘s Last Judgement was unveiled on the rear wall of the Sistine Chapel.