Sr. Carol Schumer, DC, offers an October prayer service for the Ladies of Charity .
The season of autumn lends itself to marveling at God’s creation, especially after the most recent encyclical from Pope Francis.
She reminds us of this quote from St. Vincent…
“… the world has a high regard for wealth, honor and charm. When, for example, people see a witty, nice, clever, gracious young woman, they really esteem these things. That’s one of the maxims of the world.
How could the Son of God appreciate the beauty of the world? He was beauty itself, since, as the Son of God, He’s the splendor and beauty of God His Father! Furthermore, it’s said of Him, … ‘He’s the most beautiful of the children…’”(Psalm 45: 3 NAB)
Coste, The Maxims of Jesus Christ and Those of the World, November 2, 1655, Volume 10 #72, page 113