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Dante's Inferno: Canto II

Dante Alighieri’s “Divine Comedy”, written around 1300 A.D., tells a of his fantastic vision of hell, purgatory, and heaven. The first volume, the Inferno, has had incredible influence over our modern conception of hell. 1,158 more words


The Assassination of Saint Peter: Axe to the Head, Dagger to the Chest, 1252

Saint Peter was assassinated with an axe to the head and a dagger to the chest in 1252 and was then canonized as a saint only 11 months later, making this the fastest canonization in history. 35 more words

Art & Culture

APOSTLES: Peter And Paul As Preachers Of Repentance, by Finn Damgaard

From Peter in Early Christianity

As often noted, the concept of repentance plays a crucial role in Luke-Acts.  In the gospel, the call to repentance occurs frequently in the preaching and teaching of Jesus.   982 more words


POETRY: St. Peter and the Angel, by Denise Levertov

Delivered out of raw continual pain,
smell of darkness, groans of those others
to whom he was chained—

unchained, and led
past the sleepers,
door after door silently opening— 123 more words


POETRY: St. Peter’s Day, by John Keble

Thou thrice denied, yet thrice beloved,
Watch by Thine own forgiven friend!
In sharpest perils faithful proved,
Let his soul love Thee to the end. 456 more words


PETER: Peter's Miraculous Mission, by Bart D. Ehrman

From Peter, Paul, and Mary Magdalene

What accounts for Peter’s success as a missionary?  In the book of Acts, there is no ambiguity about the matter: God works miracles through him, and this convinces the crowds that he represents the truth they need to accept.   2,833 more words


PRAYER: The Responsory Of Saint Peter

Seek ye a patron to defend
Your cause?—then, one and all,
Without delay upon the Prince
Of the Apostles call.

Blest holder of the Heavenly keys,

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