ON 16th October 1771- “I preached at South Leigh-Wesley

110 PROCEEDINGS OF THE WESLEY HISTORICAL SOCIETY JOHN WESLEY'S EARLY SERMONS ON 16th October 1771, John Wesley noted in his Journal: "I preached at South Leigh. Here it was that I preached my first sermon, six-and-forty years ago."l From this one entry, several different accounts have developed concerning Wesley's first preaching. One particular tradition interprets [...]

Angels All around Us-franciscanmedia

When did the Angels become saints and why saints anyway?-Br Andrew   It was a cold winter day when he first appeared as I was stacking books in the religion section of a major bookstore. We began a conversation about classic Catholic authors, mysticism, and spirituality. He was surprised I knew something about the mystics and inquired [...]

The Queenship of Mary -celebrated 22 August

Queenship of Mary    Franciscan media Saint of the Day Queen of Heaven is a title given to Mary, mother of Jesus, by Christians mainly of the Roman Catholic Church, and also, to some extent, in Eastern Orthodoxy and Anglicanism.[1][not in citation given] The title is a consequence of the First Council of Ephesus in the fifth century, in which Mary was proclaimed "theotokos", a [...]

Address given to Christ our Hope Sydney 30 July 2017

July 30, 2017, 17th Sunday in Ordinary Time (7th Sunday after Pentecost) Proper 12  Address given at Christ our Hope Sydney by Br. Andrew Francis Clare Homily Preached on 30 July 2017 Good morning brothers and sisters, May the Lord grant us understanding In my reading, I came across very complex explanations for these last [...]

St. Hildegard of Bingen 17 December 2016

St. Hildegard of Bingen: A Visionary for All Time posted by BRENNAN PURSELL Dr. Brennan Pursell is Professor of History at DeSales University and the author of The Spanish Match (Sophia Institute Press, 2011), History in His Hands: A Christian Narrative of Western Civilization (Crossroad Publishing, 2011), Benedict of Bavaria: An Intimate Portrait of the [...]

Saint Ambrose – 7 December 2016

Saint Ambrose Saint Ambrose, also known as Aurelius Ambrosius, is one of the four original doctors of the Church. He was the Bishop of Milan and became one of the most important theological figure of the 4th century. Ambrose was born around 340 AD to a Roman Christian family. He grew up with his siblings, [...]

Fixing our eyes on what is unseen….

Fixing our eyes on what is unseen…. Sept 28th  bycityhermit2015 Very timely blog post for a little city hermit whose journey of faith has truly led him places he never dreamed of going, led him to do things he would never believed possible, and to be used of Him in ways unimaginable. To his shame, he [...]

For Year of Mercy, pope extends possibilities for absolution | CNS top stories

For Year of Mercy, pope extends possibilities for Absolution Posted on September 1, 2015 by Cindy Wooden Pope Francis, seen praying during his weekly audience in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican Aug. 26, has issued a letter offering a series of instances in which absolution can be granted during the Year of Mercy. (CNS/Ettore [...]