Tag Archives: Old Testament

A quick book plug: A Catholic Introduction to the Bible: The Old Testament

May I have a moment of your time to plug a book? Since it has been a loooong time since I’ve had formal courses in Scripture (and some of that wasn’t so great), I’ve determined I need some refreshers. I’ve … Continue reading

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Of Prophets, Priest Holes, Persecution and You

Many people don’t realize that Holy Church considers some Old Testament figures to be saints with their own feast days. We don’t celebrate them at the altar, but they have their day. Actually, if there were no other saint in … Continue reading

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19 November: St. Abdias, Prophet

Many of the great figures of the Old Testament are considered saints. We find in the Martyrologium Romanum that today is the feast of St. Abdias, prophet. Here is the concise entry: 1. Commemoratio sancti Abdiae, prophetae, qui post populi … Continue reading

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20 August: St. Samuel, Old Testament prophet

Many of the great figures of the Old Testament are considered by Holy Church to be saints. They are not on the Latin Church’s universal calendar – except for a few of those mighty ones who stand astride the two … Continue reading

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13 July: St. Ezra, Old Testament Prophet

Some of you may not know that Holy Church considers many Old Testament figures to be saints.  You can find them commemorated in the pages of the Martyrologium Romanum.  Today, for example, we have… 2. Commemoratio santi Esdrae, sacerdotis et … Continue reading

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