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Crucified with Christ August/Peregrinatio 4 August 2010 Then he endeavoured to enter a society of monks and went to the monastery of Banchor. The abbot, the holy Comgall, renowned for his virtues, was a faithful father to his monks and was held in high esteem for the fervour of his…
Mentored Well August/Peregrinatio 3 August 2010 When [Columbanus] left his native place, he betook himself to a holy man named Senilis, who at this time was distinguished among his countrymen for his unusual piety and knowledge of the Holy Scriptures. And when the holy man saw that St. Columban had…
Wanderers for Christ August/Peregrinatio 2 August 2010 St. Columban...was born on the island of Ireland...Here lives the race of the Scots, who, although they lack the laws of other nations, flourish in the doctrine of Christian strength, and exceed in faith all the neighbouring tribes. - The Monk Jonas, Life…
Most Prudent July/Holiness 30 July 2010 Who is most prudent? He who praises before death what he fears after death. - Colman mac Beognai, Aipgitir Chrabaid (Irish, 7th century) "And do not fear those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul.Rather fear him who can destroy both soul…
Desire of God July/Holiness 29 July 2010 Desire of God grows in one when worldly desire decays. - Colman mac Beognai, Aipgitir Chrabaid (Irish, 7th century) Delight yourself in the LORD, and he will give you the desires of your heart. - Psalm 37.4 Two things about the so-called "prosperity…
Where Wisdom Begins July/Holiness 28 July 2010 Wisdom without learning is better than learning without wisdom. - Colman mac Beognai, Aipgitir Chrabaid (Irish, 7th century) The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom; all those who practiceit have a good understanding. - Psalm 111.10 I'm reading a most…

First, Be

July 27, 2010
First, Be July/Holiness 27 July 2010 As long as a person is unrighteous, he cannot properly proclaim the truth. - Colman mac Beognai, Aipgitir Chrabaid (Irish, 7th century) "But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses..." - Acts 1.8…

Self First

July 26, 2010
Self First July/Holiness 26 July 2010 When is one capable of bearing witness on behalf of the souls of others? When he is capable first of bearing witness on behalf of his own. When is he capable of correcting others? When he can first correct himself. - Colman mac Beognai,…
Pressing on to Holiness July/Holiness 22 July 2010 Anyone, then, who fears God, and loves Him, and does His will and keeps His commandments,will have honour among men here and blessedness with God beyond. - Colman man Beognai, Aipgitir Chrabaid (Irish, 7th century) Since we have these promises, beloved, let…
Against Instability July/Holiness 21 July 2010 Three things which drive out the spirit of instability, and make the mind steadfast: vigil, and prayer, and labour. - Colman mac Beognai, Aipgitir Chrabaid (Irish, 7th century) But let him ask in faith, nothing doubting...For that person must not suppose that he will…
The Mind of Christ July/Holiness What is best in a mind? Breadth and lowliness; for every good thing can find room in a broad and lowly mind. - Colman mac Beognai, Aipgitir Chrabaid (Irish, 7th century) "For who has understood the mind of the Lord so as to instruct him?"…

Lazy Faith

July 19, 2010
Lazy Faith July/Holiness 19 July 2010 What is best in religion? Simplicity and sincerity. A lazy religiosity, which avoids much hardship, will have much trial in the fire, will have little reward in heaven. - Colman mac Beognai, Aipgitir Chrabaid (Irish, 7th century) For we are his workmanship, created in…
Kingdom Seeking July/Holiness 15 July 2010 Four things through which the kingdom of God may be sought: steadfastness and detachment from the world, devotion and constancy. - Colman mac Beognai, Aipgitir Chrabaid (Irish, 7th century) "But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will…
Live Till You Die July/Holiness 14 July 2010 Four teachings for which we should strive, even if we do not fulfill them: devotion to God, gentleness to men, good will to every person, expecting death each day. - Colman mac Beognai, Aipgitir Chrabaid (Irish, 7th century) For to me to…
Foundations of Piety July/Holiness 13 July 2010 The four foundations of piety: patience to withstand every desire, forbearance to withstand every wrong, asking pardon for every deception, forgiving every sin. - Colman mac Beognai, Aipgitir Chrabaid (Irish, 7th century) Then Peter came up and said to him, "Lord, how often…

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