Category Archives: Patristiblogging

Formerly NAPLAM – For Patristibloggers – blog posts concerning the Fathers of the Church

1 August – Seven Holy Maccabees & St. Peter in Chains: Wherein there is cool Catholic stuff

I am sure you already know that today, in the new, Ordinary Form, calendar, is the feast of St. Alphonsus Maria de’Liguori, the bishop and doctor of the Church so famous for his contributions to moral theology. However, today is … Continue reading

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2nd Glorious Mystery: The Ascension

Some years ago I posted a “Patristic Rosary Project”.  Here is the post for the… 2nd Glorious Mystery: The Ascension Everything about the life of the Lord is a blessing for us.  After His resurrection the Lord blessed the Apostles … Continue reading

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From a Father of the Church to everyone who texts and tweets

A note from a Father of the Church to everyone who texts and tweets. Tip o’ the biretta to the Laudator. Basil, letter XII (to Olympius; tr. Roy J. Deferrari): You used to write us little enough, but now you … Continue reading

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1st Joyful Mystery: The Annunciation

This is from my old Patristic Rosary Project Because October is dedicated in a special way to the Most Holy Rosary of the Blessed Virgin Mary, during the month I, as a dedicated patristiblogger, will work my way through the … Continue reading

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LENTCAzT 04: Saturday after Ash Wednesday

Today is Saturday after Ash Wednesday. Reminder: GO TO CONFESSION! Here is another 5 minute daily podcast for Lent.  They are intended to give you a small boost every day, a little encouragement in your own use of this holy … Continue reading

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“The sobs of that appalling infancy cleanse me, those tears wash away my sins.”

From my old Patristic Rosary Project: We continue our Patristic Rosary Project today with the: 3rd Joyful Mystery: The Nativity Christ came into the world in “the fullness of time” (Gal 4:4). His First Coming was foreseen from all eternity … Continue reading

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ADVENTCAzT 04: “Wordless is the Word of the Father”

Here is a short, daily podcast to help you prepare for the upcoming feast as well as for your personal meeting with the Lord. These podcasts are a token of gratitude to my benefactors who donate and send items from … Continue reading

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Wherein Benedict XVI is now channeling his inner Augustine

You probably know that Benedict XVI’s life’s works as a theologian are being edited and released in different volumes.   Ignatius Press has the publishing rights for English.  His volume on Liturgy is available.  HERE In German another volume has … Continue reading

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WDTPRS: 23rd Ordinary Sunday – Children of God, Soldiers of Christ

The Collect for the 23rd Ordinary Sunday was not in any pre-Conciliar edition of the Roman Missal, but it was in the 8th century Gelasian Sacramentary in a section for evening prayers during Paschaltide. Deus, per quem nobis et redemptio … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: What’s the best translation of St. Augustine’s “The Confessions”?

On this Feast of St. Augustine of Hippo, since I am away from the Steam Pipe Distribution Venue, I can think of no better way to help you participate in the feast of this great saint and doctor, than by … Continue reading

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