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Thy Kingdom Come – Teresa of Avila

St. Teresa of Avila's comments on the Lord's Prayer, specifically, on the petitions "Hallowed be thy Name" and "Thy Kingdom Come." The excerpt is from her book The Way of Perfection....

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Mission of the 12 Apostles – Cyril of Alexandria

These words of Cyril of Alexandria on the mission of the 12 apostles are read on October 28, the Feast of Saints Simon and Jude. The name of Saint Simon usually appears 11th in the list of the Twelve. Nothing is known of him...

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Friendship with Jesus – Teresa of Avila

St. Teresa of Avila on friendship with Jesus as the key to contemplation and the spiritual life and how all blessings, particularly contemplative prayer, come through the humanity of Christ. This selection is read on the Feast or liturgical memorial of Saint Teresa of Avila...

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True Origins of Halloween – Pagan Druid or Christian?

Can a Christian celebrate Halloween? In this article, Church historian Fr. Augustine Thompson sifts through the evidence to see if it supports the common belief that All Hallows Eve and its various customs had their origin in a pagan feast dating back to the Druids...

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St Teresa of Avila Quotes

Collection of Quotes from Saint Teresa of Avila, Spanish mystic and Doctor of the Catholic Church. Quotes on humility, courage, pain, trials, prayer, knowing ourselves, God's Will and other topics. ...

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I Am God’s Wheat – Ignatius of Antioch

[dropcaps type='normal' font_size='100' color='' background_color='' border_color='']I[/dropcaps] am writing to all the churches to let it be known that I will gladly die for God if only you do not stand in my way. I plead with you: show me no untimely kindness. Let me be food...