Gaudete! JOY!

Be strong, fear not!
Here is your God,
he comes with vindication;
with divine recompense
he comes to save you.
Then will the eyes of the blind be opened,
the ears of the deaf be cleared;
then will the lame leap like a stag,
then the tongue of the mute will sing.

Those whom the LORD has ransomed will return
and enter Zion singing,
crowned with everlasting joy;
they will meet with joy and gladness,
sorrow and mourning will flee.

Isaiah 35: 4-10a.

“Joy is the infallible sign of the presence of God.”

Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

“…when our own spiritual lives bear fruit we become filled with joy,

which is the clearest sign of faith’s grandeur.”

Francis, Lumen Fidei, 58