The Fall, 2011 issue of Communio inaugurates a new four-year-long series devoted to the mystery of the Church as one, holy, catholic, and apostolic. . . .
“The incorruptible permanence of the Church in the divine truth [is] a requirement of the Church’s virginal and, ultimately, Marian nature.”
“At the heart of even the most engaged and active of missions lies this solitude at the foundations of all communion, a solitude that is adoration.”
Divine Touch: A Meditation on the Laying on of Hands in the ChurchStratford Caldecott Léonie Caldecott
"The Church does not save by light alone, or by words alone, in Gnostic fashion, but by touch."
“Are You Afraid of the Thief?” A Cordial Approach to Lectio DivinaSimeon Leiva-Merikakis
"This movement toward Jesus, a real paschal 'exodus' out of our previous existence, requires courage and generosity because we know we shall not remain the same, and such awareness is, for our poor fallen nature, both thrilling and frightening."
The Spirit and the Bride Say “Come”: The Eschatological Dimensions of the LiturgyJohn Behr
"The world has put the life of the world to death, and now we are committed to death. It is now time for the Lord to work, and he works precisely through this death, this pure sacrifice."
Retrieving the Tradition
Madeleine Delbrêl: The Joy of BelievingHans Urs von Balthasar
"The fact that all her world-changing power flowed from unceasing prayer in the midst of the hustle and bustle of life, from a heart that never turned its gaze from God, is what makes her so profoundly relevant today."
The Promises of Christ to the Extremities of the EarthMadeleine Delbrêl
"To go into the world . . . is to enter into the place, where, in a certain sense, God is not; to walk toward the unknown design of the redemption; to walk, a man in the midst of men, but a man indwelt by God."
Pope Gregory the GreatReinhold Schneider
"Gregory knew that the end of all things was very near, but through the storm . . . he perceived the one, quiet, unalterable command: to baptize and teach all peoples; to bind and to loose; to bear responsibility for the sheepfold into eternity."