“…only in the mystery of the incarnate Word does the mystery of man take on light. For…Christ, the final Adam, by the revelation of the mystery of the Father and His love, fully reveals man to man himself and makes his supreme calling clear. (Gaudiam et Spes, 22)

It is only in “learning Christ”—as St. Ignaitus of Antioch put it—that we come to know who we are and what our purpose in life is. And it is in growing in intimacy with him and living out that intimacy by our every thought, word, and deed that we become more fully ourselves, for “The glory of God is man fully alive.” (St. Irenaeus)