Day: January 11, 2019

CHURCH FATHERS (39) – Diodorus of Tarsus

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…

BITE-SIZE THEOLOGY (15) – What does “Supernatural Revelation” mean?

– Rev José Mario O Mandía NATURAL REVELATION We have seen how we can know God using our reason. God shows  or reveals himself to us through the things he has created, much like a painter communicates his thoughts and…

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

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…

ST THEODOSIUS THE CENOBIARCH – Pioneering the Cenobitic* life

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…

FROM WATER TO WINE – A contemplative journey   

– Teresa Lo “The last is the best,” remarked my old friend and spiritual supporter at the end of a four-month group exploration on the path of contemplation. 

STRENGTH IN WEAKNESS – A thorn in the flesh

– Aurelio Porfiri These days I often visit a beautiful church in the center of Rome that few people know. It is the church of San Paolo alla Regola, built on the site which tradition reveres as the one where…

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

– 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…

NEWS BRIEFS

– 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…