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St. Ephrem: Doctor of the Church, "Harp of the Holy Spirit" CATHOLIC FIRE - June 8, 2016 ... Holy Spirit," "Doctor of the world," and "Pillar of the Church." He was a commentator on Scripture and a preacher as well as a poet, and has left a considerable number of works, which were translated into other Eastern languages as well as into Greek and Latin. St. Ephrem was deeply devoted to Our Blessed Mother and no one in the early Church wrote more about Mary than Ephrem. He called devotion to her "the unlocking of the gates of the heavenly Jerusalem." Ephrem died in 373. Benedict XV ...http://catholicfire.blogspot.com/2016/06/st-ephrem-doctor-of-church-harp-of-holy.html
"Follow His Steps to the Fullest Truth of My Easter" Καθολικός διάκονος - June 4, 2016 ... so diligently and sacrificially, to the point of laying down their lives, lovingly dug seven graves in the monastic cemetery of the then-abandoned monastery. Not long before being captured and then killed, the monastery's abbot, Dom Christian de Chergé, wrote at the end of one of his poems: "Finally, my friends, let's get it straight: I belong to him and follow his steps to the fullest truth of my Easter." Several years ago, the husband of a friend from high school, who ...http://scottdodge.blogspot.com/2016/06/follow-his-steps-to-fullest-truth-of-my.html
Between the Sadness of the Cross and the Joy of Easter DA MIHI ANIMAS - March 26, 2016 The following comes from Fr. Thomas Rosica at Salt and Light: Holy Saturday is a day of grief and mourning, of patient waiting and hoping. With Mary and the disciples, we grieve the death of the most important member of our Christian community. The faith of Mary and the disciples was strongly challenged on that first Holy Saturday as they awaited the resurrection. When the full impact of the death of friends and loved ones fully hits us, it has the potential to stun, dull, ...http://salesianity.blogspot.com/2016/03/between-sadness-of-cross-and-joy-of.html