Everyday Redeeming Love: A Virtual Celebration of Blessed Alphonse Maria

September 10, 2020

Zoom in on September 9 to celebrate!

Zoom down starting with God’s love story in creation.

Zoom further to Jesus’ love story in the flesh and blood of time and space in redemption.

Zoom way down like a Google Earth picture, to Niederbrönn, France to a singular love story with a still-silent annunciation at the birth of Elizabeth Eppinger this day in 1814.

Zoom in from the orb of divine being to the organization of human doing. Faith bearing fruit in works.

Zoom in today to our love story in this Redeemer family.  Stare at the gallery of pictures of the people you and I work with every day redeeming love.

No need for technology, nor the download of an app, nor access to the network.

The only device: faith.

But it is virtual.  Always has been. Always will be – until this Jesus returns in glory.

Stop and think about this device held in our hearts, brand-named faith.  Listen to the echo of St. Paul about virtual reality:

        At present we see indistinctly, as in a mirror, but then face to face (I Cor. 13:12).

A virtual vertical of God seen horizontally across the globe on this Redeemer Feast Day.



– Fr. Joe Driscoll