Longing for the Father’s House

December 4, 2014

The Return of the Prodigal Son by Pompeo Batoni

The Return of the Prodigal Son by Pompeo Batoni

We must remember our father’s house—that rich Christian order from whence we came. That is why we have made such a great effort to describe that organic, virtuous, spontaneous, and providential order in all its calm and simple grandeur. We invoke the memory of those cohorts of legendary saints and leaders inside society from top to bottom that took upon themselves the arduous task of upholding the rule of honor. We dare to dream of an order where economy rests on honor; our laws upon the Commandments. We stress that our way must be the Way of the Cross and the point of our reference Our Lord Jesus Christ.

A Joyful Welcome by George Bernard O'Neill

A Joyful Welcome by George Bernard O’Neill

It is by this realistic, unromantic review of timeless Christian principles that we seek to awaken those intense chords of longings for our Father’s house that should move us to action.


John Horvat II, Return to Order: From a Frenzied Economy to an Organic Christian Society—Where We’ve Been, How We Got Here, and Where We Need To Go (York, Penn.: York Press, 2013), 346-7.


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