January 2 Saint Basil and Saint Gregory
Irapuato  01/01/2013 09:54
breski1 January 2 Saint Basil and Saint Gregory
Irapuato     01/01/2013 09:57
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Basil was on his way to becoming a famous teacher when he decided to begin a religious life of gospel poverty. After studying various modes of religious life, he founded what was probably the first monastery in Asia Minor. He is to monks of the East what St. Benedict is to the West, and Basil's principles influence Eastern monasticism today.
He was ordained a priest, assisted the archbishop of Caesarea (now southeastern Turkey), and ultimately became archbishop himself, in spite of … [More]
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