CCC § 163: Faith makes us taste in advance the light of the beatific vision, the goal of our journey here below. Then we shall see God "face to face", "as he is". So faith is already the beginning of eternal life:This is appropriate, considering All Saints, which orients us during the month of the Holy Souls, just came around.
"When we contemplate the blessings of faith even now, as if gazing at a reflection in a mirror, it is as if we already possessed the wonderful things which our faith assures us we shall one day enjoy."
Also, tonight was St Cecilia's Night, the annual presentation of musical selections by uber-talented students here at C-dom. It was awesome! We ended the night with the chanted Salve Regina, which I think every Catholic should know in the simple tone.