“Last of the Greek Fathers”
About 600 years after the apostle Paul was converted in Damascus, a boy was born there named John Mansour.
Terrible Day At Anagni
Proverbs 16:18—Too much pride will destroy you—finds a perfect illustration in Benedetto Gaetani. Gaetani, a clergyman, carried himself with aplomb, serving the Vatican well in various capacities across Europe. When […]
Felix refused. “I have Bibles,” he said, “but I will not surrender them.”
The Tale of Two Cities
Now, less than a century later, the greatest city and empire in history was no more.
Robert “Cotton” Southwell
The death of Robert Southwell on this day, February 21, 1595, dramatizes the fact that neither high birth, sincerity, poetic gifts nor a sweet disposition can protect one from persecution. Chances are […]
The Pope’s Hope
Gregory VII tried to bring integrity and revival to the church,
Peace and Quiet
Sabas retired into a cave near the brook Cedron.
Short, Sick, and Spectacular
On November 23, 1654, while reading John 17, he personally encountered Jesus Christ and jotted his impressions on a parchment:
A Charming Man
Thomas More was hard to dislike. “I am entirely devoted to this man,” wrote Italian scholar Niccolo Sagundino. “I often relax in his delightful company as one might lodge in […]
In various other European churches, one could view Noah’s beard, Jacob’s rock, Moses’ rod, or the stone of Christ’s sepulcher
How One Sermon Killed Another
At age 18, while studying in a city near his home, Aeneas Sylvius de’ Piccolomini heard a friar preaching. He was impressed and entered church life, but without giving up […]
Glory, Laud, and Honor
Theodulf of Orleans is best remembered, however, for his beautiful hymn Gloria, Laus et Honor
Thank you Jonathan and thank you for stopping by. Blessings and Peace!