Holy Saturday, the Still Center of All Creation

This homily by St. John Chrysostom shows that quiet of Holy Saturday conceals the hidden, salvific action of Christ, already at work in liberating souls from captivity.Continue readingHoly Saturday, the Still Center of All Creation

Spiritual Armor: St. Patrick’s Breastplate

Put on your spiritual armor with the Lorica prayer — St. Patrick’s Breastplate.Continue readingSpiritual Armor: St. Patrick’s Breastplate

Great Free Ebook on Prayer and Holiness

A free ebook by Connie Rossini sums up five key insights into the Christian life.Continue readingGreat Free Ebook on Prayer and Holiness

Poetic Truth according to Vico

Giambattista Vico’s rather eccentric theory of Graeco-Roman history helped me see that some truths simply can’t be expressed adequately in “plain words.” For this, we need poetry, which provides concrete analogies for ineffable realitiesContinue readingPoetic Truth according to Vico

Learning to See the Bible Whole

A recent book by John Bergsma, Bible Basics for Catholics: A New Picture of Salvation History, helps Catholics regain a sense of the unity of Scripture and points the way to grasping the real meaning of the Bible.Continue readingLearning to See the Bible Whole