November 20, 2017

St. John Of The Cross's Christmas refrain  is  quoted by Richard Hardy:  "The Virgin, weighed with the Word Of God, comes down the road: if only you'll shelter her."  In this seventh mystery we see her coming down another road - not to Bethlehem, but to refuge in Egypt...

November 17, 2017

Richard P. Hardy in his book, "St. John Of The Cross...Man And Mystic" (Institute of Carmelite Studies, Washington D.C.) says, "If in reading Fray Juan de La Cruz you find more and more a compassionate, loving, gentle God, you have truly understood this great sixteenth...

November 10, 2017

What Divine event ever takes place without Satan trying to stick his nose into it !  But thanks be to God he is  not God's equal.  Restrained  by the command, "So far and NO FARTHER", the evil one still operates, but with limits.  In the icon of Christ's birth we usual...

November 9, 2017

In the West we know this mystery as The Presentation.  The East wants to put heavy emphasis on the fact that John The Baptist, like Mary, had a very righteous mother - observant of Israel's religion.  The icon in our little book by Anthony Steblin shows John in Elizabe...

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