This is exactly what is meant by the concept of revelation: something not ours, not to be found in what we have, comes to me and takes me out of myself, above myself, creates something new. That also determines the historical nature of Christianity, which is based on events and not on becoming aware of the depths of one’s own inner self, what is called “illumination”. The Trinity is not the object of our experience but is something that has to be uttered from outside, that comes to me from outside as “revelation”. The same is true of the Incarnation of the Word, which is indeed an event and cannot be discovered in one’s inner experience. This coming to us from outside is scandalous for man, who is striving after autonomy and autarchy. — Joseph Ratzinger, Truth and Tolerance
The splendor of the rose and the whiteness of the lily
do not rob the little violet of its scent nor the daisy of its simple charm.
If every tiny flower wanted to be a rose, spring would lose its loveliness.
— Thérèse de Lisieux (via servusmariae)

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Because I’ve had the same one for the past 3+ years. Don’t worry, my url will still be the same.

the-last-crusade:

spaceplasma:

The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) is the world’s largest and most powerful particle collider, built by the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN). The LHC is designed to answer some of the most profound questions about the universe: What is the origin of mass? Why are we made of matter and not antimatter? What is dark matter made of? It could also provide important new clues about conditions in the very early universe, when the four forces of nature were rolled into one giant superforce.

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Credit: Michael Hirst

So science is just throwing tiny stuff at other tiny stuff?

OMG LUCRETIUS WAS RIGHT!

sermoveritas:

O God, who open your Kingdom to those who are humble and to little ones, lead us to follow trustingly in the little way of Saint Therese, so that through her intercession we may see your glory revealed. Through our Lord Jesus Christ,  your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

sermoveritas:

O God, who open your Kingdom to those who are humble and to little ones, lead us to follow trustingly in the little way of Saint Therese, so that through her intercession we may see your glory revealed. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

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by-grace-of-god:

Ten angels holding instruments of the Passion

Ponte Sant’Angelo, Tiber River, Rome

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