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CHURCH FATHERS (39) – Diodorus of Tarsus

admin / January 11, 2019

Diodorus of Tarsus, born in Antioch (?-around 394), is considered a minor writer in Christian history. He had a Greek education and was very well versed in literature. He was consecrated Bishop of Tarsus and was a patron of several monasteries. Like many others we have seen before, he was also involved in the battles against several heresies. He was…

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HE NEEDED TO PRAY – 14th January 2019, Baptism Of Our Lord Jesus

admin / January 11, 2019

Luke 3:15-16,21-22 – Fernando Armellini SCJ Claretian Publications The Gospel opens with a significant finding, “the people were in expectation.” It is easy to imagine what they are waiting for: the slaves expected freedom, the poor a new condition of life, the exploited laborer hoped for justice, the sick, healing, the humiliated and raped woman, recovery of dignity.

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ST THEODOSIUS THE CENOBIARCH – Pioneering the Cenobitic* life

admin / January 11, 2019

St Theodosius was born at Garissus, incorrectly called Mogarissus, in Cappadocia in 423. He was moved by Abraham’s example in quitting his country and friends, he undertook a pilgrimage to Jerusalem. There he visited the famed St Simeon Stylites who foretold many circumstances of his future life, and gave him his advice and instruction regarding them. Having satisfied his devotion…

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GREAT FIGURES OF THE MISSIONARY WORK – Bengal and the Kingdom of the Dragon (35)

admin / January 11, 2019

– Joaquim Magalhães de Castro In the course of our conversation, Sangay Dorji, while bringing up again the episode of the robbery of the priests, tells us an extraordinary story. According to him, after the robbery, the thieves would have tied the feet and hands of the the Portuguese priests, tossing them after into the river. But instead of following…

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NEWS BRIEFS

admin / January 11, 2019

– Tej Francis ABUJA, NIGERIA NIGERIAN PRIEST ABDUCTED ON CHRISTMAS EVE: PRAYER SAVED US (CNA/EWTN News) A Nigerian priest who was kidnapped on Christmas Eve recalled his experience after Mass this week, saying prayer is what saved him. Father Cajetan Apeh, a recently ordained priest assigned to St. Theresa’s Parish in Anam, was kidnapped along with the church’s pastor on…

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