Category: Saints

Life According to the Spirit — Pope Shenouda III’s The Life of Repentance and Purity

Repentance is neither a one-time event nor an occasional event: it is a daily activity and only the beginning of a lifelong journey. Some have difficulty taking this journey because of their love of sin. “The perfection of repentance is the hatred of sin,” Pope Shenouda writes.

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Amoris Laetitia: Pope Francis Looks First to the World

Essentially, traditional marriage for Francis is an ideal, merely an ideal, that most people cannot attain. And while the Church will continue to promote the ideal, because few can attain the Church’s ideal marriage what are thought of as irregular unions and marriages, Francis believes, should in practice be legitimized.

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The Arresting Faces of Saints

While paintings and icons can bring us into the presence of the saint depicted, and we can see in these images the same calm, peace, and light of the Holy Spirit that the saint has gained through long years of loving and seeking God, the photograph reveals in a way other images cannot that the saint actually was flesh and blood like the rest of us.

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