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Imitation on Death

Book 1 ch 23 Thomas à Kempis {1379 - 1471} Thomas is the great author of the world famous book, "The Imitation of Christ." His name will be remembered until the end of time, because of this famous work. Priests, nuns, and lay people have used it …

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Fasting cures blindness

try it. Could fasting for two days a week prevent age-related brain shrinkage, heart disease, diabetes, and possibly even cancer? New research suggests that fasting triggers a variety of health-promoting hormonal and metabolic changes. Fasting - …


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Miracle in Phoenix 3

Testimony of Doctor, given at St Joseph's Maronite church Fri 29th Jan 2016 12 News spoke to Dr. Jimmy Saade, who reviewed her medical reports. "I have several documents, including one for 2014 that says she's legally blind," he said. He admits that…


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Miracle in Phoenix

Jan 2016 Youssef Antoun Makhlouf was born in 1828, in Bekaa Kafra (North Lebanon). He had a true Christianupbringing, which had given him a passion for prayer. Then he followed his two hermit uncles in the hermitage of the St Antonious Kozhaya …

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wash your feet

www.cnn.com/…/pope-francis-wo… Washing feet at Mass represents priesthood as spiritual fatherhood. Exodus 40; laver between the tabernacle of the testimony and the altar, filling it with water. [29] And Moses and Aaron, and his sons washed their …

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Cana Mysteries

In the first place Jesus is using a Jewish expression as he speaks to his mother. The English translation we use at Mass renders it rather poorly. The Greek text of the Jewish expression is τί ἐμοὶ καὶ σοί (ti emoi kai soi) which is literally …

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Imitation of Christ

Book 3 Ch 55 The Fifty-Fifth Chapter THE CORRUPTION OF NATURE AND THE EFFICACY OF DIVINE GRACE THE DISCIPLE O LORD, my God, Who created me to Your own image and likeness, grant me this grace which You have shown to be so great and necessary for …

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Imitation of Christ

book 3 chapter 54 The Different Motions of Nature and Grace The Voice of Christ MY CHILD, pay careful attention to the movements of nature and of grace, for they move in very contrary and subtle ways, and can scarcely be distinguished by anyone …





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Holy Name and conversion of the Jews

3rd January 2016 RESPECT HIS HOLY NAME "THOU SHALT NOT TAKE THE NAME OF THE LORD THY GOD IN VAIN, FOR THE LORD SHALL NOT LEAVE UNPUNISHED HIM WHO TAKES HIS NAME IN VAIN" (EX. 20:7) From the Holy Bible: "A man that sweareth much shall be filled with …

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New Year: What shall I cut away?

why circumcision? Bodily sign of belonging to God's People. Replaced by Holy Baptism. "His Blood be upon us and upon our Children" God always appoints some sign of his covenants, as Jesus Christ instituted the holy sacrament of his body and blood, …




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His Mercy endures forever

From Fr Z: Oscar Wilde is often quoted as having said, “every saint has a past, and every sinner has a future.” St. Mary of Egypt is one of the more popular saints in the Orthodox Churches. She’s one of ours, too, though she’s not as popular in the …