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In Praise of Gentleness

April 26, 2016 by  
Filed under Gentleness, Liz Estler, Mercy, Spiritual Direction


In Praise of Gentleness from a text written by St Ambrose Has anyone asked for your mercy yet during this Extraordinary Jubilee Year of Mercy?  No?  Then, perhaps a meditative reading of St. Ambrose’s words here may help engender the kind of demeanor in us, which might inspire them to do so. St. Ambrose, who lived in the 4th century, and who baptized St. Augustine, is one of the original Doctors... Read More

Christ the Good Shepherd – Mysticism & Magisterium Pt 4


Christ, the Good Shepherd Mysticism and Magisterium Part IV In the Church of the first four centuries, the most common artistic representation of Christ was that of the Good Shepherd. By reflecting on the historical significance of this image we might come to a better understanding of the pastoral authority of the Church. Found especially in the catacombs of Rome, the Good Shepherd was not a portrait... Read More

Crumbs for a Banquet Feast

November 19, 2011 by  
Filed under Dan Burke, Feast Days, Seasonal Meditations


Crumbs for a Banquet Feast Only one who has never been at the great banquet feast of Christ will insist that the crumbs under the world’s table are a perfectly acceptable alternative. Your place is reserved for you… this is why He called you into being… don’t settle for crumbs. The thief comes to steal, kill, and destroy. I came that you might have life, and that more abundantly.... Read More

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