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Saturday, 13 December 2014

Note from Raissa's Journal Part XXI Perfection Series VIII

In 1931, the Maritains continued hosting retreats for their group of Thomists, at which Fr. Garrigou-Lagrange gave the talks and said Mass.

In this year, about 150 people attended. What struck me about the Journal entry was Raissa's comment that the group was unified in thought and faith and of one mind.

Can one imagine finding 150 Catholics today like this?

I remember years ago when a priest told me that if one got seven Catholics around a table for a discussion, there would be seven different views of doctrine and practice.

Sad days...when I can go for weeks without meeting an orthodox Catholic who is not off in some way either with regard to doctrine, practice, or devotions.

Do you think we shall ever see such unity among the laity again?