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Council of Trent

Council of Trent

The nineteenth ecumenical council opened at Trent on 13 December, 1545, and closed there on 4 December, 1563. Its main object was the definitive determination of the doctrines of the Church in answer to the heresies of the Protestants; a further object was the execution of a thorough reform of the inner life of the Church by removing the numerous abuses that had developed in it. 6,332 more words

St. Lucy

St. Lucy, Virgin and Martyr

St. Lucy, one of the most renowned Christian heroines, first saw the light of the world at Syracuse, in Sicily. Her parents were of high rank and very rich; but Lucy cared not for temporal goods, and had already when quite young, vowed herself to the Lord. 1,344 more words

Changed in translation

Today I am thinking about how meanings can be changed or given a different emphasis when we translate from one language to another, or even when we use a different translation in our own language. 975 more words


Becoming children: trust and distrust

Life has been busy, but since I want to use this site less for personal updates than for observations about life and faith, I’ll jump right into things. 653 more words


Ave Maria

Ave Maria is a beautiful song for this 2nd Tempo Tuesday of Advent. There are so many renditions of this song, but Andrea Bocelli’s is chilling and heartfelt. 47 more words

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