Monday, February 14, 2011
Sts. Cyril and Methodius: Ut Unum Sint!
Today is a beautiful, warmer Valentine's Day up in rural New England, but it is first and foremost the Feast of Sts. Cyril and Methodius, co-patrons of Europe. I've been musing a lot lately on the schism between the Orthodox and Catholic churches, and these two men seem like they might also be the best patrons of the return to Christian unity. They were particularly beloved of John Paul II, whose encyclical letter Apostles to the Slavs not only draws an eloquent picture of the saints but also of his own heart for the Gospel. May their lives inspire us to become "all things to all people" in love. On Valentine's Day.