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Our Fathers the Holy Apostles and the Life of Discipleship

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When the time came for our Lord to ascend to the Father, after He had lovingly accomplished our salvation, the vital responsibility which He assigned to His disciples was to peruse a life of discipleship to Him and to His commandments, and to “make disciples” who would follow their model; He said, “All authority has […]

The Holy Apostles, St. Peter and St. Paul

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The divinely-blessed Peter was from Bethsaida of Galilee. He was the son of Jonas and the brother of Andrew the First-called. He was a fisherman by trade, unlearned and poor, and was called Simon; later he was renamed Peter by the Lord Jesus Christ Himself, Who looked at him and said, “Thou art Simon the […]

The Spirit of Service

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In remembering the style of our Fathers the Apostles in their service, we learn practical and ideal lessons in the spirit of service, of which we mention the following: 1. The Warmth of the Service: How nice is the saying of the Apostle Paul in this respect “who is made to stumble, and I do not […]

The Missionary Style of St. Paul

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Much has been written about the journeys of Saint Paul. From a historical study of his travels to the Biblical significance of his writings. There of course have been numerous books, commentaries and homilies on his inspirational words both as they relate to us today as well as how they inspire us when the historical […]