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Questionnaire

In early November, I received an email from Sergio de Moura, an adjunct professor at a university named UNILAB, which is located in Redenção, Brazil. Sergio informed me that although Brazil has more than 200 million inhabitants, the country has … Continue reading

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The Rose That Bare Gesù

There is no rose of such virtue As is the rose that bare Gesù. For in this rose contained was Heaven and earth in little space; Res miranda. [a wonderful thing] The angels sungen the shepherds to: Gloria in excelsis … Continue reading

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Some Observations on John’s Second Epistle

For many deceivers have come forth into the world, who do not acknowledge the coming of Jesus Christ in the flesh; such is the deceiver and the antichrist. Look to yourselves, so as not to lose what we have done … Continue reading

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On Redemption in John 11

He who expects to arrive at . . . the union of the soul with God, by means of consolation and comfort, will find himself mistaken. For, having sinned, we must expect to suffer, and be in some measure purified, … Continue reading

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On Presumption and Belief in John 11

Of the 21 chapters in John’s Gospel, chapter 11 has been for decades the least interesting to me. It was its scattered quality that put me off: too many characters, most of them contributing only snippets; vignettes that seemed to … Continue reading

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The Solitary Ascent

Jesus saith unto her, Touch me not; for I am not yet ascended to my Father (Jn. 20:17a). Then saith he to Thomas, Reach hither thy finger, and behold my hands; and reach hither thy hand, and thrust it into … Continue reading

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The Imperturbable

Although the fig tree shall not blossom, neither shall fruit be in the vines; the labour of the olive shall fail, and the fields shall yield no meat; the flock shall be cut off from the fold, and there shall … Continue reading

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