A few days ago a former student from Beijing National Seminary contacted me. He was in Spain with a group of Catholics from China for pilgrimage and who had come from Fatima in Portugal. He asked me if they could celebrate Mass in our church in Segovia since that day they haven’t celebrated the Mass yet. Thanks to the availability of Jose San Roman, my novice master, they could celebrate the Mass there with great fervor, as Pepe told me later.
This event made me think, which I share it here with you.
Images are powerful, indeed as the saying goes, a picture paints a thousand words. Because they are powerful, they are dangerous, specially when they are paradigmatic images deeply and unconsciously rooted in our cultural memory.