The Eucharist, a Mystery of Light "The Eucharist is a mystery of light! What does this mean, and what are its implications for Christian life and spirituality? Jesus described himself as the “light of the world” (Jn 8:12), and this quality clearly appears at those moments in his life, like the Transfiguration and the Resurrection, in which his divine glory shines forth brightly(...)"(John Paul II, Mane Nobiscum Domine)
The Santa Cruz Mystery Spot exists solely to screw with your brain
Dotted across America, there exist a handful of places where the laws of nature don't seem to apply. Compasses spin wildly, vegetation refuses to grow, water flows uphill, and people, well, they just start to feel really weird. The Mystery Spot in Santa Cruz, California, is one of those places.
This is Pando, but it isn’t a forest– it’s all one tree. Each trunk of the Quaking Aspen is genetically identical and connected by a single root system that’s at least 80,000 years old, which means it’s one of the biggest and oldest living things on...