S e n t i r e C u m E c c l e s i a

"To keep ourselves right in all things, we ought to hold fast to this principle: What seems to me to be white, I will believe to be black if the hierarchical Church thus determines it. For we believe that between Christ our Lord, the Bridegroom, and the Church, His Spouse, there is the one same Spirit who governs and guides us for the salvation of our souls..." - Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius [365]

Thursday, November 09, 2006

The Dedication of St. John Lateran

We celebrate today the dedication of the Basilica of St. John Lateran. It is one of the major basilicas in Rome. It is also considered the "Mother Church" of the whole Christendom since as the Bishop of Rome, the Lateran is the pope's Cathedral.

The Facade of the Basilica

I feel that the celebration is very important for us Catholics. Even if we are miles away from Rome and from the actual Basilica, our very celebration speaks so well of our union with the Pope, our union with the Church. This feast invites us then to be truly faithful to Christ and to His Church. Hence, the new name of this blog.

May our celebration then of this wonderful feast remind us of our identity as Catholics, and of the challenge posed on us to be Christ's witnesses in the world, to be truly His "CHURCH!"

The "Cathedra" inside the Basilica


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