439. Saint Photios the Great, twice Patriarch of Constantinople, and not the cause of what is falsely called the Photian Schism

Commemorated on February 6 That rather complicated title above is fitting for a man who led an extremely complicated life. Poor Saint Photios. What he wanted was a scholarly, contemplative, perhaps monastic life. What he actually got was a lot of trouble. Caught up against his will into the midst of great turmoil in the […]

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438. Saint Brigid of Kildare

Because ┬átoday, February 2, is the great Feast of the Presentation of Christ in the Temple, perhaps you might enjoy reading my slightly silly but actually very serious old Post relating the true story of … 49. How the Groundhog Stole Candlemas ______________________________________ Now to today’s subject: Saint Brigid (or Bridget or Bridgit or Brid […]

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436. The Holy Family’s Mysterious Flight into Egypt: Part Two

Last week when I began to research the Flight into Egypt, I knew nothing about the subject, except what I had read in Saint Matthew. (How could I have been so ignorant all these years?) I found so much material that was completely new to me that I didn’t know how to process it all. […]

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435. The Holy Family’s Mysterious Flight into Egypt, Part One

Did Our Lord Jesus take His first steps as an infant in Egypt, not at home in Nazareth? Was one of His first questions: “Father, what is that?” “It’s a pyramid, my son”. Why ever would I publish this Post in the middle of January? After all, we read the story of the Flight into […]

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