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St. Basil the Great, Archbishop of Cæsarea in Cappadocia

Commemorated on January 1 Orthodox Church

January 2 Episcopal and Catholic Church

Saint Basil the Great, Archbishop of Caesarea in Cappadocia, “belongs not to the Church of Caesarea alone, nor merely to his own time, nor was he of benefit only to his own kinsmen, but rather to all lands and cities worldwide, and to all people he brought and still brings benefit, and for Christians he always was and will be a most salvific teacher.” Thus spoke Saint Basil’s contemporary,

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Feasts And Commemorations

Center yourself in silence and release the year!

I wish you a happy and successful New year! ;)

Practice: Examen of Consciousness

St. Ignatius of Loyola (1491–1556), founder of the Society of Jesus or Jesuits, proposed a daily exercise which he called the Examen of Consciousness or the Daily Examen—a simple exercise in discernment. 170 more words

Daily Wisdom

We are all "holy innocents" each carrying our unique woundedness

You cannot sincerely love or forgive someone inside of dualistic consciousness. Try it, and you’ll see it can’t be done. We have done the people of God a great disservice by preaching the Gospel to them but not giving them the tools whereby they can obey that very Gospel. 420 more words

Daily Wisdom

Jesus-shaped Spirituality 

“… without the incarnation, Christianity isn’t even a very good story, and most sadly, it means nothing. “Be nice to one another” is not a message that can give my life meaning, assure me of love beyond brokenness, and break open the dark doors of death with the key of hope. 26 more words

Daily Wisdom

Have you ears to hear?

The implications of the Incarnation regarding our deepest identity for those who have ears to hear.

Daily Wisdom

The true meaning of christmas

Hello friends. Now is the 23rd of December. This is not any day. The Christmas season is much more than materialism could ever give us: an initiation into the greatest of all mysterys, the mystery of the mysteries of the mysteries, the mystery of the incarnation of Spirit in human flesh. 831 more words

Mark David Vinzens