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Church History Tuesday: Development of Theology

After Constantine legalized Christianity and there was a large influx of people into the Christian religion; there was the need for official theology and a development of the theology already in place.  Emperor Constantine tried to facilitate this development of … Continue reading

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Monastic Monday: Monastic Vows/Practices Part 6: Prayer

I have previously talked about the Liturgy of the Hours (you can find that post here), but in this post I want to talk about prayer more generally.  All monks and nuns pray.  It is the most important thing that … Continue reading

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Saints Friday: St. Mark the Evangelist

Next Thursday (April 25th) we celebrate the feast of St. Mark the Evangelist, author of the Gospel According to Mark.  Mark’s Gospel is thought to be the first of the Gospels written, which Sts. Matthew and Luke used as the … Continue reading

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Monastic Monday: Monastic Vows/Practices Part 5: Conversion of Life

This practice is a very difficult one to just sum up and put a neat little bow on, saying this is how you do it go have fun.  This looks different for each person; it is the process of changing … Continue reading

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Bible Study Wednesday: John 6

Today’s Lectionary reading comes from John 6:27-40. Jesus starts off telling the people not to work for the food that perishes, but for food that endures for eternal life, which the Son of Man will give them.  Alright so I … Continue reading

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Church History Tuesday: The Impact of Constantine

I do not really want to spend a lot of time talking about Constantine since the last few posts have dealt with him in some ways.  However, the importance of who Constantine is and what he did for the Church … Continue reading

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Church History Tuesday: The Great Persecution before the Peace Part 3

Last week, we learned about the edicts of Diocletian.  We also learned about the political chaos which racked the Roman Empire in the early 300s.  When we left off last week Galerius had just passed an edict ending the persecution … Continue reading

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Monastic Monday: Guest Post

Today, I have posted on a different blog about Stability.  Sarah Carey has posted on my blog before and I have returned the favor for her.  As you will remember Sarah is in South Korea for the year teaching English. … Continue reading

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Saints Friday: St. Perpetua and Her Companions

St. Perpetua and Her Companions are some of the most well-known martyrs of the early Church.  Their feast day is next Thursday March 7th. Their story is touching and heroic.  The main character in the martyrdom is St. Perpetua; she … Continue reading

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Spiritual Formation Thursday: Lectio Divina

Today I would like to talk about the ancient prayer practice of the Church, Lectio Divina (Divine Reading).  The Church has used this prayer practice since the early Church.  Origen of Alexandria is believed to have been the first to … Continue reading

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