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  • procopius of gaza proverbs 9 wisdom has built herself a house virtues eucharist seven 7 gifts of the holy spirit
    Wisdom has built herself a House – Procopius of Gaza

    Procopius of Gaza on Proverbs declaration that wisdom has built herself a house. His explanation touches on many topics-- the divinity and humanity of Christ, the seven gifts of the holy Spirit, the value of prudence, and the gift of Christ's body and blood in the Eucharist. ...

  • works of mercy love eucharist charity
    Meaning of Mercy

    Mercy goes beyond justice & who is responsible. Mercy is love’s response to suffering. How the Eucharist, charity, and the works of mercy are related, and practical principles on building a lifestyle of mercy in the Year of Mercy...

  • seven 7 spiritual corporal works of mercy charity love
    Works of Mercy, Corporal and Spiritual

    The seven corporal & seven spiritual works of mercy, where they come from in Old and New Testaments, and why they must always be kept together following the example of Jesus in the gospels....

  • Lent 40 forty ideas for lenten season
    Lent – 40 Lenten Ideas to Get More Out of the Season

    40 fresh, practical Lenten Ideas to make Lent a Season of spiritual progress and personal breakthrough! New ideas for a new experience of this season of transformation!...

  • st cyril methodius valentine's day february 14 slavs slavic cyrillic
    The Last Days of Saint Cyril

    An anonymous account of the last days of St. Cyril, brother of Methodius. The two brothers brought the gospel to the Slavic People in the 9th Century. Their feast is February 14, Valentine's Day....

  • Fraternal Correction – Loving Intervention

    The biblical approach to fraternal correction has nothing to do with the self-righteousness of the Pharisees. Rather, it is all about loving intervention. As Ezekiel was a watchman for the house of Israel, we are all watchmen for each other....

  • bernard of clairvaux seek wisdom prudence honey treasure mellifluous doctor proverbs monday sixth 6th week ordinary time
    Seek Wisdom – Bernard of Clairvaux

    Bernard of Clairvaux extols wisdom as a hidden treasure and prudence as honey which delights the heart. Bernard himself came to be known as the “Mellifluous Doctor,” meaning the one from whose lips the wisdom of God flowed like honey....

  • Ephrem diatesseron God's Word treasure spring Scripture inexhaustible treasure
    God’s Word is Inexhaustible – Ephrem

    St. Ephrem testifies to the rich, inexhaustible treasure that is the Sacred Scriptures. The Bible is like a Spring which never runs dry, which always has the ability to satisfy our thirst for God and his truth...

  • turn other cheek love enemies do not don't judge thomas more 7th seventh sunday ordinary time A C porgi altra guancia ama nemici non giudicare Tommaso Moore settima domenica tempo ordinario A C
    Turn the Other Cheek?

    The Sermon on the Mount in Matthew's gospel includes such tough such as love your enemies, turn the other cheek, and judge not. How are we to understand such things and put them into practice? The examples of Jesus & St. Thomas More provide us with insight here....

  • our lady of lourdes st bernadette soubirous grotto cave february 11
    Our Lady of Lourdes – St. Bernadette

    On February 11, 1844, a 14 year old girl named Bernadette Soubirous had an encounter with a “beautiful lady” when she was gathering firewood on the French side of the Pyrenees, near a town called Lourdes.  Here she tells the story of that encounter with......

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