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Saturday, August 6, 2011

Transfiguration Day

Today, August 6, is the Feast of the Transfiguration, the fourth luminous mystery of the rosary.

What a great feast! It always reminds me that transfiguration is not just for Jesus, but for all of us. He showed the Apostles on Mount Tabor what He is and what we can become through Him. I love the lines of the Battle Hymn of the Republic that say:

In the beauty of the lilies Christ was born across the sea,
With a glory in His bosom that transfigures you and me:

Perhaps in our culture we give too much attention to the so-called Rapture and not enough to the Transfiguration!