Pray like Hannah – For the Church XVII

"6 The Lord kills and makes alive; He brings down to Hades and raises up. 7 The Lord makes poor and rich; He brings low and lifts up. 8 He raises the poor from the earth And lifts the needy from the dung heap, To set them among princely people And make them inherit a throne of glory. 9 The One who gives a prayer to the... Continue Reading →

Pray like Hannah – For the Church XVI

"1 And she said: “My heart is strengthened in the Lord; My horn is exalted in my GodI smile at my enemies; I rejoice in Your salvation.2 Because no one is holy like the Lord, No one is righteous like our God, No one is holy but You.3 Do not boast nor speak of high things; Let no arrogance come from your mouth, For... Continue Reading →

How to fight like Joshua? – For the Church XV

6 “Be strong and courageous, for you will divide this land which I swore to your fathers to give them.†7 Be strong, therefore, and courageous to guard yourself and to do as Moses My servant commanded you; then you will not turn away from them, to the right nor to the left. In this way, you will... Continue Reading →

Starting Great Lent like Holy people – For the Church XIII

"Joshua spied out the land, which represents dispassion or purity of heart. To achieve this purity, one first leaves Egypt, which stands for the actual committing of sin. Then he crosses the Red Sea, which indicates detachment from material things. Thirdly, he dwells in the desert, which lies between the impulse to sin and the... Continue Reading →

Remember to do His commandments – For the Church X

" 37 Again the Lord spoke to Moses, saying,38 “Speak to the children of Israel, and tell them to make tassels for themselves on the corners of their garments throughout their generations, and to put a blue thread in the tassels of the corners.39 Then it shall be, you shall have the tassels; and you... Continue Reading →

Jesus did not refuse our shame by Hilary of Poitiers

The Word of God accepting to be born of the Virgin tells us that God wants to carry our shame and humiliation. Let's read what St. Hilary say about that: "Other witnesses explicitly affirm that the economy of salvation proceeds from the Father's will. The Virgin, the birth and body [of Christ], and, in turn,... Continue Reading →

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