Abide with Me

In life, in death, O Lord, abide with me

“Christ at 33” (detail) by Hofmann

“In life, in death, O Lord, abide with me.” Today we will remember the victims of September 11, 2001 in our prayers as we mark the seventeenth anniversary of that tragic day. As I prepare this article, Florence bears down on the Carolina coasts. We should include the victims of the storms of this year, around the globe, in our prayers as […]

In life, in death, O Lord, abide with me

“Christ at 33” (detail) by Hofmann

“In life, in death, O Lord, abide with me.” Tomorrow we will remember the victims of September 11, 2001 in our prayers as we mark the sixteenth anniversary of that tragic day. As I prepare this article, Irma and José are continuing on their destructive paths. We should include the victims of these storms and those of Harvey in our prayers as […]

In life, in death, O Lord, abide with me

“Christ at 33” (detail) by Hofmann

“In life, in death, O Lord, abide with me.” Editor’s note: As we remember the victims of September 11, 2001 in our prayers, we can reflect and find consolation in the following truth of God’s love and Providence in and over our lives. Deep within each of us is a hunger and thirst. For some, the feeling is so strong that […]

Abide with me, Lord

St. Augustine of Hippo (detail) by Sandro Botticelli

Deep within each of us is a hunger and thirst. For some, the feeling is so strong that it is never quite out of mind. For others, the feeling is repressed and hardly noticed, although it remains a part of them. The simple fact is that the very space we take up and all that is around us did not always exist. […]