We definitely still want your photos! Send them in, send them in droves, as long as they are good photos of reverent liturgies. While, inevitably, we may not be able to use every photo submitted, we need a steady stream of contributions in order to continue this favorite NLM feature. It might be good to recall why we wish to receive and share these photos.
- First and foremost, we all need encouragement in what is good, true, and beautiful: "Rejoice in the Lord; I say, again, rejoice!" There is so much good happening throughout the Catholic world, and yet many people often feel lost and lonely in the trenches. We all benefit from beholding the beautiful.
- Second, it stimulates and strengthens our resolve to do the very best we can for the Lord in our own particular locales and situations. All our efforts are ordered Deo optimo maximo, "to God who is the best and the greatest." There is strength in good example and strength in numbers.
- Third, it gives us a compelling sense of the universality and legitimate diversity of the Catholic Church, when we see so many different places and peoples, rites and ceremonies, vestments and vessels, sanctuaries and styles of architecture, all of them expressive of the inexhaustible richness of the one true Faith.