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The Trinity: Goodness, Gentleness, Sweetness, and Love

Father, Son and Holy Spirit are names of goodness, names of gentleness, sweetness  and  love. Who  is more  gentle than  the Father, who  so great,  kind  and merciful? Who is dearer  than  Jesus Christ? Our savior is all healing,  all goodness,  gentleness,  sweetness.  Who  is more  loving, dear and holy than  the Holy Spirit? He […]

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Night time ‘Terror’: Viewers find remedy with the Bible and the simple name of Jesus

For many years we [Michael Brown] have been reporting on night-time phenomena such as those who wake up precisely at three o’clock a.m. or about the vulnerability of sleep-time hours, when the active mind — the alert part of consciousness — is in a quiescent or perhaps even wandering state. It is an “in-between” time, […]

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I was looking for a way to reach You

I was looking for a way to reach you and be yours, but my search bore no fruit, for there is one God and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus (Tim 1 2:5). For He has commanded me to stick to Him in order to reach You, and He – may […]

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The laws of nature are changed

Today our Lord Jesus Christ, who is for ever the creator of all things, has become saviour for us by being born of a mother. Today by his own free will he was born for us in time, that he might lead us to the eternity of the Father. God was made man that man […]

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Spiritual tips for the new (and any) year

VAIN is the man who puts his trust in men, in created things. Do not be ashamed to serve others for the love of Jesus Christ and to seem poor in this world. Do not be self-sufficient but place your trust in God. Do what lies in your power and God will aid your good […]

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The Spirits Around Us: What are our access points?

We write about the spirits around us, and this is a time of the year important in that regard; there have been mystics who’ve said it’s on Christmas that the greatest number of souls are released. Apparently, like certain hours of the night, like three a.m., at Christmastime the veil seems to thin. Fortunately, more […]

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Devotion to Mary profoundly biblical

Buenos Aires, Argentina, Aug 15, 2012 / 04:09 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Archbishop Jose Maria Arancedo of Santa Fe de la Vera Cruz, Argentina said devotion to the Virgin Mary has solid biblical and ecclesial roots that culminate in an encounter with Christ. “Devotion to the Virgin Mary has its most solid foundation in the Sacred […]

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Meekness can hide inner strength

We saw another old man, called Abba Bes, who surpassed everyone in meekness.  The brothers who lived round about him assured us that he had never sworn an oath, had never told a lie, had never been angry at anyone, and had never scolded anyone.  For he lived a life of the utmost stillness, and […]

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Jesus took his place

After having undergone the humiliation of his passion and death, Jesus took his place at the right-hand of God; he took his place with his eternal Father. But he also entered heaven as our Head. Whereupon, in the expression of Leo the Great, the glory of the Head became the hope of the body. For all […]

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Belief in the True Presence

This is what Abba Daniel, the Pharanite, said, ‘Our Father Abba Arsenius told us of an inhabitant of Scetis, of notable life and of simple faith; through his naïveté he was deceived and said, “The bread which we receive is not really the body of Christ, but a symbol. Two old men having learnt that he had uttered this […]

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