Wednesday, January 01, 2020

Buon Anno... Come, Lord

“At ubi venit plenitudo temporis, misit Deus Filium suum
factum ex muliere, factum sub lege,
ut eos, qui sub lege erant, redimeret,
ut adoptionem filiorum reciperemus....

[“When the fullness of time had come, God sent his Son:
born of a woman, born under the law,
to ransom those under the law,
so that we might receive adoption as sons....
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Before all else, a Blessed Christmas and all the promise of this New Year to you and yours, and especially to those you serve – hope these days have made for a very graced break from the usual! Either way, gratefully, it's still going....

Much as the Fall Cycle now past pretty much unfolded according to plan, given the intensity of these weeks – let alone what awaits over the ones to come – hope you'll understand how this scribe's needed a breather. Lest it wasn't clear, see, even Whispers needs to be human sometimes, even if that means catching the seasonal bug along the way. Still, the lull here will continue as long as events allow – precisely because, before long, they won't. In other words, enjoy the quiet while it lasts.

Nonetheless, there are some critical things to pray over in these days... so where words (or, indeed, the readership's part) fall short, Tradition luckily kicks in.

Ergo, per centuries of Catholic custom at the "gate of the year," may we all join to invoke a new birth of the Spirit – the "Father of the Poor," Whose movement is "not about building walls, but about breaking them down"...

...and given the moment at hand in these pages' home, please pray with us that God's People here in Philadelphia might have the help we need to begin making a Church again in this place, that we can finally start rebuilding from the wasteland that our Chancery and its culture have left us.

Veni, Creator Spiritus....