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Feast of the Chair of Saint Peter, Apostle

February 22, 2014 by  
Filed under Feast Days, Liz Estler, Praying Through Art


Feast of the Chair of Saint Peter, Apostle “I will place the key of the House of David on his shoulder; when he opens, no one shall shut, when he shuts, no one shall open.”[1] The Church has celebrated this Feast of the Chair of Peter, in Rome, since the 4th century, as a sign of the unity of the Church founded upon Saint Peter, the Apostle, when Jesus said, “And so I say to you, you are Peter,... Read More

Solemnity of Mary, the Mother of God

January 1, 2014 by  
Filed under Liz Estler, Mary, Praying Through Art, Solemnity


“At the beginning, at the center of the event of the Incarnation stands Mary, the perfect handmaid, who consents to become physically and spiritually the mother of her Son as well as of his work” (The Office of Peter and the Structure of the Church, Hans Urs Von Balthasar, 2007, Ignatius Press, San Francisco). It is no surprise, then, that our Blessed Mother, the New Eve, is so prominently... Read More

What is Spiritual Theology?

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What is Spiritual Theology? There is a lot of diverse opinions on this topic.  Probably the best explanation is provided by Jordan Aumann, O.P., in his well known Spiritual Theology. To best understand the conversation that he introduces, it is important to note that all the branches of theology, as a disciplined study of sacred doctrine, constitute just one unified science.  This is true even... Read More

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