Daily Archives: 21 June 2006

Dew and the Holy Ghost

"Would that we had died by the hand of the LORD in the land of Egypt, when we sat by the fleshpots and ate bread to the full; for you have brought us out into this wilderness to kill this … Continue reading

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Sol invictus? Not today!

Today is the summer solstice. This is the longest day of the year. And so it is that I made my way in the frying-pan heat to the Piazza of St. Peter’s Basilica for the one day of … Continue reading

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“A pledge of eternal life”: Augustine on “dew”

I am sure you are really scratching your head about what “dew” could possibly mean in the Second Eucharistic Prayer:  “Hæc ergo dona, quæsumus, Spiritus tui rore sanctifica, ut nobis Corpus et Sanguis fiant Domini nostri Iesu Christi… literally… Therefore, … Continue reading

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Augustine on our lives as an “Alleluia”

In the entry on the old Augustinian adage "He who sings prays twice", someone asked about a phrase which I hadn’t heard before: "A Christian should be an Alleluia from head to toe" which, according to the inquiry, is also … Continue reading

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