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Wednesday, March 23, 2011

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Brad

Bilocation is surely related to Christ's risen body's abilities. Even among the faithful, physics is quoted to preclude its possibility: not feasibility but even possibility! Well, God is outside of time and space and invented physics and he is not bound by any of his own rules. He is Lord of the sabbath and not the other way round! Or shall we say, something greater than Jonah is here.

Charles E Flynn

In some cases in which someone expects me to do too much, too fast, I use the fact that I do not possess the gift of bilocation as an excuse. ("I'm sorry, but I do not possess the gift of bilocation.")

It is always interesting to see which people understand the reference.

LJ

I'll have to try that one Charles.

Dr John James

Padre Pio is a great saint, but I fear that the wider public think he is canonised because of these extraordinary events, and I am also concerned that the ordinary faithful come to the same conclusion, and so determine that "holiness is not for me, as I'm just an ordinary guy!"
But that "ordinariness" is what has to be made holy...going to work each day, negotiating traffic jams, watching the kids play sport, making love to your wife, paying your mortgage, getting involved in politics...
I guess my prayer would be that God, through Padre Pio, will show us how, and give us the strength to carry it out.

Charles E Flynn

Dr John James,

We can only hope that St. Thérèse of Lisieux has covered the subject of making the ordinary life holy:

http://www.icspublications.org/bookstore/lisieux/b_lisieux10.html

Lynne Newington

I didn't think this was ever going to happen. The trouble is he has been promulgated for so many years there will definately be an uproar, the same as Medjugorje.

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