The Secret is in the Climbing

The Secret is in the Climbing

His name was John (AD 579 – 649). A seventh century monk and eventually the Abbot of the Holy Monastery of St. Catherine at the base of Mt. Sinai, he came to be known in history as John of the Ladder (Κλιμακος), and he left Christendom with a text that...

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Finding Prayer Past the Smoke

Finding Prayer Past the Smoke

The struggle to pray is real. And it is as real for us as it was for all the Desert Fathers and Saints who came before us. Amma Syncletica, one of the Desert Mothers describes our struggle to pray in this way. “In the beginning there are a great many...

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People Are People: Come Receive the Light Radio Interview

People Are People: Come Receive the Light Radio Interview

In her book entitled Ancient Christian Martyrdom:  Diverse Practices, Theologies and Traditions.  Candida Moss, an English academic who is Professor of New Testament and Early Christianity on the theology faculty of the University of Notre Dame talks about martyrdom and how ordinary people can be called to extraordinary things. We...

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