Category Archives: Spirituality

Dominic

Today on the Anglican and Roman Catholic calendars they are remembering Dominic a 13th century Priest and Friar.  He was the founder of the Order of Preachers (O.P.) and was known for his logical and persuasive arguments for the orthodox Christian faith.  In a time when force and violence substituted for religious conversion, he stood …

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Misfits

From Common Prayer on August 3… In his book From Brokenness to Community, Jean Vanier writes, “Those with whom -Jesus identifies himself are regarded by society as misfits. And yet -Jesus is that person who is hungry; -Jesus is that woman who is confused and naked. Wouldn’t it be extraordinary if we all discovered that? The …

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Ignatius of Loyola

The Saint of the Day on the Catholic calendar for July 31st (also at Common Prayer) is Ignatius of Loyola. A biography from Common Prayer: Ignatius of Loyola (1491?–?1556) Ignatius was born to a noble Spanish family. As a young man, he joined the military, but a war injury ended his military career. While recuperating, …

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William Wilberforce

Today the Anglican calendar and the folks at Common Prayer are both remembering the 18th century evangelical leader William Wilberforce. Here’s a biography from Common Prayer: William Wilberforce, an evangelical Christian in eighteenth-century England, dedicated his life to abolishing slavery. In 1780, Wilberforce was elected to Parliament. After an experience of spiritual rebirth, Wilberforce began …

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A different kind of community

From Common Prayer this morning: In the second century, church father Justin Martyr described the Christian community like this: “We who formerly treasured money and possessions more than anything else now hand over everything we have to a treasury for all and share it with everyone who needs it. We who formerly hated and murdered …

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Happiness

From Brother Give Us a Word: HappinessPosted: 26 Jul 2012 10:00 PM PDT We imagine that if we could just change something about ourselves or about our situation in life then we could be really happy. But happiness is about something deep within, and all the changes we dream of will never result in anything …

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