Short Life of St. Aidan of Lindisfarne

Short Life of “St. Aidan of Lindisfarne”                Compiled by Fr. Andrew Saint Aidan of Lindisfarne, the Apostle of Northumbria (died 651), was the founder and first bishop of the Lindisfarne island monastery in England. He is credited with restoring Christianity to Northumbria and has even been promoted as the “patron saint of England.”  Aidan is the Anglicised form of the original Old Irish Aodhán,

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Scruples

7th Sun. after Pent. Aug. 8, 2021; Matt. 9:27-35, Ep: Rom. 15:1-7, In today’s Epistle St. Paul tells us we who are strong are to bear with the scruples of the weak and not please ourselves. This is a very instructive bit of advice in today’s North American culture. What are these “scruples” we are

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Holy Transfiguration

Holy Transfiguration,   Aug 6, 2021;    Matt: 17: 1-9   Today we celebrate a great feast of the Church, Holy Transfiguration. The reading starts with “Now after 6 days…” Six days after what?  In Luke’s Transfiguration story we hear “Now it came to pass, about 8 days after these sayings…” The sayings being referring to come in

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