Ninian, a Briton of the 4th or 5th century who studied in Rome, is a prime example of missionary fervor, Catholic identity, and internationalism among the early British and English churches.
Humility is a good attribute for a monarch, or for a priest — indeed, for all Christians, since all Christians share in the royal priesthood of Christ.
You can almost smell the pages of Scripture as you turn the pages of Bernard’s sermons.
The most wonderful thing about Julian, as a mystic, theological friend, and spiritual companion, is that she does more than just tell us about God. She actually shares with us her own incomplete, decades-long process of coming to terms with her experience of a God of love who is actually at work, in all things, in each moment.
Jesus’ words in the Gospel today reveal how Peter and John would die, but also how the disciples provided patterns for two different states of life: the active and contemplative.
In the abstract, “sanctity” is boring.
God has chosen to speak in our church by way of Robert’s Rules of Order. I give you two snapshots today of how the apostle Robert has been speaking in the church.
In terms of stimulating pleasure, charitable giving is neurologically on par with eating fudge or getting laid.