Monthly Archives: January 2013

Spiritual Formation Thursday: Celtic Circle/Caim Prayer

Today’s post is about a protection prayer from the Celtic Christian tradition.  The Celtic Church developed differently than the Roman Catholic and Orthodox Churches, mainly because of their distance from the central locations of Rome and Constantinople.  They also were … Continue reading

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Bible Study Wednesday: St. Paul’s Letter to the Galatians 2:11-21

Background on the Letter to the Galatians:  This letter is Paul’s only letter without a “thanksgiving” section.  Paul has written what we could consider an angry letter to the Galatians; he is mad at them for following a different Gospel … Continue reading

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Church History Tuesday: Persecutions of the Third Century

Around the year 200 marks the start of the great persecutions of the Church.  Yes, there had been persecutions before 200, but they were mostly local persecutions, not Empire wide mandates.  Christian and Jewish persecution saw a greater increase at … Continue reading

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Monastic Monday: Mercy for Dummies (and Jerks)

As announced last Monday, there is a guest post from Sarah Carey.  You can find out a little bit more about Sarah here (from last week’s Monastic Monday post).  You can also find out more about Sarah and her time in … Continue reading

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Saints Friday: St. Thomas Aquinas

Saint Thomas Aquinas’ feast day is on Monday January 28.  Thomas is one of the 35 Doctors of the Roman Catholic Church, one of the most famous Dominican Friars, and an influential theologian (whose works are still being studied and … Continue reading

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Spiritual Formation Thursday: Spiritual Dryness

Spiritual dryness is probably one of the biggest secrets kept in churches.  Many people go to church and go through the motions, pretending everything is alright, without feeling that God is close to them or listening to their prayers.  This … Continue reading

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Bible Study Wednesday: The Gospel According to Mark 4:1-20

The Parable of the Sower is told in Mark chapter four.  Since this is a well-known parable, I am not going to retell it here.  I will give a little background; first off this story would be a funny antidote … Continue reading

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Church History Tuesday: How the Church Responded to Heretics

As early as the second century the Church had to respond to groups of people who claimed to be Christians, but believed different and contrary things to what the Apostles had taught.  The Church responded to these groups, called heretics, … Continue reading

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Monastic Monday: Coming Soon – Guest Post

Hey everyone, A post is coming, I have not forgot about the monastic fans for today.  I have asked a friend of mine, Sarah Carey, to share some of her thoughts about mercy and monasticism with us today. Sarah is … Continue reading

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Saint Friday: The Confession of St. Peter the Apostle

Today we celebrate the Confession of St. Peter, declaring the Jesus as the Christ. The story of Peter confessing Jesus as the Christ is found in Matthew 16:13-20.  In this passage Jesus asks the disciples who people say that he … Continue reading

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