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  • john eudes living life in Christ our head sacred heart of Jesus August 16 body sacraments
    Living in Christ Our Head – John Eudes

    St. John Eudes on living in Christ in intimate union, as body is united to head.  Jesus, who is the source of our life, wants to live in and through us.  ask you to consider that our Lord Jesus Christ is your true head and......

  • John Damascene Damascus dormition bodily assumption of Virgin Mary heaven assumed falling asleep August 15
    Ancient Homily on Mary’s Dormition & Assumption – John Damascene

    John Damascene, early Church Father, on the Dormition and bodily Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary at the end of her earthly life. This homily is cited by Pope Pius XII in his definition of the Assumption as a Dogma of faith....

  • gregory nyssa resentful resentment grudges emnity harmony unity
    Peace, Unity & Harmony in Christ – Gregory of Nyssa

    Gregory of Nyssa says we are not true Christians unless we reject emnity & become peacemakers, promoting unity, reconciliation, harmony & peace in Christ...

  • bernard of clairvaux love of bridegroom & bride song of songs canticle of canticles August 20
    Love of Bridegroom & Bride – Bernard of Clairvaux

    Bernard here treats of one of his favorite themes, the love relationship between God as bridegroom and the individual soul as bride, according the Song of Songs (otherwise known as the Canticle of Canticles or Song of Solomon). This selection is so typical of this great preacher and mystic that it read annually on August 20, Bernard's feast day....

  • jeremiah stoned prophet
    Why We Stone Prophets

    The prophets of the Old and New Testaments show us that sometimes love demand that we speak truth that people don't want to hear. Jeremiah was thrown into a cistern; Jesus was run out of Nazaret. This shows us that God's messengers shouldn't expect honor, respect, and popularity....

  • st. Maximilian Kolbe Auschwitz August 14 starvation bunker zeal for God's glory
    Zeal for God’s Glory – Maximilian Kolbe

    Maximilian Kolbe, a Polish Franciscan priest, offered his life in exchange for the life of a family man doomed to execution by the Nazis at Auschwitz. The following excerpt from his writings contrasts religious indifferentism with the path of obedience to God's will and zeal for God's glory modeled for us by Jesus Christ and Mary, his Immaculate Mother....

  • Saint Augustine of Hippo Lamp of faith light in the Lord see vision
    We shall See Him as He is – Augustine

    Augustine, in the conclusion of his commentary on John, speaks of our future hope - the vision of God in heaven following the coming of Christ.  The Gospel of John and every book of the Scriptures will no longer be needed since we will see him in the full light of glory, face to face....

  • Terrorism 9/11 September 11 the triumph victory exaltation of the holy cross of Jesus Christ theodoret of Cyr passion sufferings gall vinegar crown of thorns cross tree meaning
    Meaning of Christ’s Sufferings – Theodoret of Cyr

    This reading on the mean of Christ's sufferings Savior's passion reflects on the Lord's passion by means of several key bible passages including of the piercing of Christ's side in John 19. Theodoret interprets the blood and water flowing from that wound as signs of the sacraments of baptism and Eucharist, as did many of the early Church fathers. ...

  • feast solemnity of assumption of virgin mary august 15 dormition facebook
    Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

    The Assumption of the Virgin Mary (called the Dormition in the Christian East) has been celebrated as a solemn feast on August 15 since ancient times. What is the meaning and basis of the dogma and the Solemnity?...

  • narow door universal catholic church
    Narrow Door to a Universal Church

    Jesus' call to enter through the narrow door seems to conflict with the idea that God wants all to be saved, that the universal, Catholic Church means "here comes everybody." But a deeper look resolves the inconsistency....

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