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May 28, 2020

Hilary of Poitiers, commenting on Psalm 65,  describes new Christians feeling inundated by the gifts of the Holy Spirit as by a mighty river when they received the sacraments of initiation: baptism, Confirmation, and Eucharist . . . a sense of joy and the release of the 7 gifts and charisms of the Spirit,...

May 24, 2020

Christ's Ascension represents his triumphal entry into the heavenly Jerusalem, his coronation as King and the  inauguration of the Kingdom or Reign of God in the power of the Spirit.  He no longer wears a crown of thorns, but one of glory, reigning in power.  From the throne to which he ascends he pours out gifts -...

May 22, 2020

This sermon by Augustine, originally delivered on the Solemnity of the Ascension, notes that we, the members of Christ's body, ascended to heaven with the Lord through love.

May 14, 2020

6 minute podcast providing an overview of the strategic and spiritual importance of Jerusalem, and why it is called the city of David

David, Israel's greatest king, was born in Bethlehem.  It is in some places called the city of David, though it was, in the time of David and Jesus, only a small town of a few...

May 8, 2020

Augustine on the new commandment of divine love – charity or agape – given by Jesus in the last supper discourse of the Gospel of John. Such love is impossible for human beings without the help of grace — it is a gift & one of the three theological virtues.