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Augustiniana, Mariology

Mary in the Writings of St. Augustine

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Mary is the perfect exemplar of the redemption carried out in Christ.  Christ has redeemed us freeing us from the sad consequences of evil:  of sin, of the dominion of the passions, of death.  This is Christian freedom which the ...
Augustinians, Spirituality

Joining A Great Adventure

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This year's friars' retreat was held at the Carmelite Missionary Spiritual Center in Tagaytay with Fr. Pat Fahey, OSA as retreat master. The theme of the retreat is the Rule and its spirituality. The retreat master provided us with lists ...

Derrida, Augustine and Dodaro

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In "Rechristianizing Augustine Postmodern-Style" , Wayne John Hankey reports about a colloquium held at the University of Villanova in September 1997. In that colloquium, Robert Dodaro, then Vice-President of the Augustinianum, delivered a paper on "Religion and Post-modernity". ...
Fathers of the Church

Our Way of the Cross

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Our Way of the Cross
For the 22nd Sunday of OT (A), the liturgy proposes for our reflection the Way of the Cross. The selection from Matthew 16:21-28 is associated with Romans 12:1-2, a passage that when understood in the light of Matthew 16:21-28 highlights ...
Augustinians, Christian Life, Vocation

That Strange Friar

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Whom have I in the heavens but YouAnd earth has nothing I desire besides You(Psalm 73:25, NIV) "So how come he is not ordained?" asked one parishioner pointing to a friar whom I introduced as a class mate. "Why did he ...
BEC, Bible Apostolate, Ministry, Scriptures

Outlining a Bible Passage

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Two Saturdays ago, I introduced the activity of outlining a bible passage in our BEC Training Module. We associate outlines for term papers and speeches we are assigned to write. But outlines are also important for understanding an article one ...
Scriptures, Theology

Lord, Show Us The Father

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Lord, Show Us The Father
Philip saith unto him, Lord, shew us the Father, and it sufficeth us.  Jesus saith unto him, Have I been so long time with you, and yet hast thou not known me, Philip? he that hath seen me hath seen ...
Fathers of the Church

On Humble and Persistent Prayer

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The story of the Canaanite woman -- which we will be reading for the 20th Sunday (Year A) is a story about humble and persevering prayer.
Augustiniana, BEC, Church in the World, MGCP, Ministry

Ten Augustinian Values and the BEC

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Ten Augustinian Values and the BEC
One of the convictions that grew in me during my years at the Mother of Good Counsel parish is that the ten Augustinian values I have written about are best observed in people who are learning to make themselves into ...

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