Tag Archives: The Christian Life

To Break My Fast From Being Merciful

I came across some wise words of a Doctor of the Church I had never heard of the other day. The subject? The importance of being merciful. For the longest time, and long before I became a Catholic, I thought … Continue reading

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The Monk’s Life, In One Paragraph (A Few Thoughts For Thursday)

What follows is from Thomas Merton’s translation of sayings from the Desert Fathers, The Wisdom of the Desert . An elder said: Here is the monk’s life work. Obedience, meditation, not judging others, not reviling, not complaining. For it is … Continue reading

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Robert P. George Reminds Us That We Are Pilgrim People…

And that our lives must be lived as a sign to the world. A sign that contradicts the norms of the world as surely as when Jesus proclaimed the following before surreptitiously heading to the Feast of Tabernacles in the … Continue reading

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