“Yahweh’s nuptials with his people, this eschatological nuptial mystery, is the true ‘mystery’ of Cana.”
Through Mary’s Memory to Jesus’ MysteryGiorgio Buccellati
“On Mary’s word, Joseph accepted, however much through a glass darkly, that the Annunciation was the Incarnation.”
"The condition for the possibility of Christian marriage is the virginal consent of Christ and of his Mother on behalf of the world."
“Catholic patience is the opposite of militant triumphalism. It is a eucharistic love that is willing to wait for the other as long as is needed.”
Beyond “Unity”: An Approach to Inter-Spiritual DialogueStratford Caldecott
“The universal (catholic) community is not just one among many. Bestowed on us by God, freely given, it is the only one that is unrestricted in scope.”