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Saints Friday: Feast of St. Dominic

Next Thursday is the feast of St. Dominic, founder of the Order of Preachers.  I am linking to a post that I made for the Feast last year.  I hope you like it.  I don’t have much else to say … 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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Saints Friday: Why We Learn from the Saints

Again this is another week where there are not any really good saints next week.  I know, Martin Luther’s feast day is Monday, but he is not really a saint in the technical sense.  We have a lot to learn … Continue reading

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Saints Friday: Monks and Martyrs

There are not really any good saint feast days coming up within the next week.  I know there is St. Valentine’s day, but there is almost no information available about St. Valentine.  So instead of trying to write a lot of … Continue reading

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Saints Friday: St Antony of Egypt

As expressed before in the weekly schedule post, I will be post about an upcoming Feast Day on Fridays. St. Antony of Egypt’s Feast Day is January 17, this will allow you some time to learn about Antony before his … Continue reading

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Blog Directions

I am soliciting advice from you my readers.  Over the last two weeks or so I have been posting parts of a paper that I wrote and was reading a shorter version at the North American Patristics Society.  So I … Continue reading

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Imitators of Christ: Is Martyrdom a Sacrament? Part 8

This section of the paper focuses on the continuing help the martyrs give to the church.  The topic of relics and loci are discussed.  The Early Church believed the martyrs and other saints were able to intercede on their behalf and the relics of … Continue reading

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