In this post, three simple resources are offered in regard to Catholic Social Teaching. You are invited and encouraged to use any or all to prompt reflection on the importance of Catholic Social Teaching in our political and voting decisions.
Saint Pius V established this feast in 1573. The purpose was to thank God for the victory of Christians over the Turks at Lepanto—a victory attributed to the praying of the rosary. Clement XI extended the feast to the universal Church in 1716.
We Will See the Sun Rise Again.
Dorothy Day was an admirer of Thérèse (she even named her own daughter Teresa), seeing in her that “however politically or socially involved a person may be, the love that motivates him or her is far more important than exterior accomplishments.”
Michael, Gabriel, and Raphael.
Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons are four violin concertos composed in Venice, Italy, at the height of the Baroque era in 1720. They were striking for the time: modern, virtuosic and energetic, they used music to evoke a scene and tell a story. Each is based on a “sonnet” (possibly written by Vivaldi himself), that elucidated what it was in the spirit of each season that his music was intended to evoke.
This prayer was shared at the very beginning of our awareness of the enormity of the pandemic. We share it again, as we come to the end of six months of confinement.