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  • st. george dragon martyr april 23 Peter Damian
    St. George, Martyr – Peter Damian

    Peter Damian on St. George.  The veneration of Saint George, the courageous soldier of Christ and martyr,  began as early as the fourth century at Lydda in Palestine, where a church was built in his honor.  From antiquity this veneration has spread throughout both the East and the West.   His feast is April 23....

  • Lent 40 forty ideas for lenten season stagione quaresima quaranta idee
    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!...

  • benedict XVI chrism mass holy thursday anointed Holy Spirit lenten fasting barren fig tree
    Lenten Fasting and the Barren Fig Tree

    Is Lent about fasting or feasting? Maybe the two are related, says this commentary on the story of the barren fig tree from the gospel of Luke chapter 13. Prayer. Fasting. Almsgiving. Three inter-related fertilizers which help barren fig trees bear fruit....

  • Leo the Great incarnation human dignity
    Recognize the Dignity of your Nature

    Leo the Great here emphasizes that the Incarnation, the mystery of God becoming man, changes everything.  Human dignity is now vastly elevated, requiring us to live in a new way, with a new relationship to the visible things of this beautiful but passing world....

  • Tertullian letter to his wife on christian marriage ad uxorem
    Christian Marriage -Tertullian

    From a letter by Tertullian, an Early Church Father, to his wife, ca. 202 AD, illustrating the great esteem for the sacrament of holy marriage in the days of the early Catholic Church....

  • 40 forty days desert lent Temptation of Jesus Christ Devil Satan Tentazione di Cristo
    Forty Days of Lent & the Temptation of Christ

    Why Lent has forty days, the meaning of the number 40 in the Old and New Testaments, and the meaning of the the fasting and three temptations of Jesus Christ in the Desert....

  • Ephrem diatesseron God's Word treasure spring Scripture inexhaustible treasure spring spiritual drink
    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...

  • isaac of stella paul galatians 6 forbear forbearance love is the law of Christ
    Loving Forbearance, the Law of Christ – Isaac of Stella

    Isaac of Stella on Paul’s exhortation in Galatians 6:2 to “Bear one another’s burdens and so fulfill the law of Christ.”  Charity is characterized by compassion, patience, and forbearance.  To forebear the weaknesses and faults of others is a hallmark of divine love. hy, my......

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

    On February 11, 1858, 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......

  • turn other cheek love enemies do not don't judge thomas more 7th seventh 7th sunday ordinary A C porgi altra guancia ama nemici non giudicare Tommaso Moore settima domenica tempo ordinario A C otra mejilla facebook
    Who am I to Judge?

    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....

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