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Bundled

June 8, 2010
Bundled June/Training for Mission 8 June 2010 Frail men would be stupefied with fear at the horror of their faces and the sound of their flight, not being able with bodily vision to behold those things which are now tied in bundles in the knotted bonds of dungeons. - Columcille,…
Creator of Stars June/Training for Mission 7 June 2010 At the same time that the stars, the lights of the ether were made, the angels all praised the Lord, the Maker of heavenly things...out of love and free will, not simply from inborn nature. - Columcille, Altus Prosator (Irish, 6th…
The True Struggle June/Training for Mission 4 June 2010 The great Dragon, worst of all, terrible and ancient...dragged a third part of the stars with him into the abyss of the infernal places... - Columcille, Altus Prosator (Irish, 6th century) And another sign appeared in heaven: behold, a great red…
As Satan Was Falling June/Training for Mission 3 June 2010 From the summit of the kingdom of heaven, of the habitation of angels, puffed up by the brilliance of his [own] splendour, by the beauty of his [own] appearance, Lucifer had fallen... - Columcille, Altus Prosator (Irish, 6th century) And…
He Created Angels June/Training for Mission 2 June 2010 He created the good Angels...so that the goodness and majesty of the Trinity, in all the largesse of its munificence, might not be idle, but might have heavenly dignities in which, with a potent utterance, it could be mightily manifest. -…
Theology in Verse June/Training for Mission 1 June 2010 The exalted Creator, Ancient of Days, and Unbegotten One was without a first beginning, or a foundation; He is, and He will be for unending ages. His only-begotten Christ, and the Holy Spirit, are coeternal with Him in the everlasting glory…
Then and There, Here and Now May/Discipline 31 May 2010 "I think it right," said Columcille, "to tell thee a difficulty of our own." "What is this difficulty?" said Colman, "for there is no one to whom it were more fitting for us to refer any difficulty that we may…
Praying the Psalms May/Discipline 28 May 2010 When thou recitest thy canonical hours...recite them thyself leisurely...Every verse of them that thou recitest, expound their texts minutely; speak in thine own character exactly, and fix on them thine entire understanding; then thou shalt receive thy request from the King of the…
Recreation of Mind and Heart May/Discipline 27 May 2010 Colman was brought to them, and he preached to them. And he sent a message to his assisting friends...And these clerks (clerics) began their preaching, and they had fair Latin books with them, and they recited their reading clearly, and praised…
Practicing Heaven on Earth May/Discipline 26 May 2010 One day holy Brigit needed to attend a gathering of the people for a compelling practical reason, and she sat in her chariot, which was drawn by two horses. As she sat in the vehicle, she practiced on earth the life of…
The Direction of Souls May/Discipline 25 May 2010 This woman therefore grew in exceptional virtues and by the fame of her good deeds drew to herself from all the provinces of Ireland inestimable numbers of people of both sexes...Her concern was to provide for the orderly direction of souls in…
Make Your Confession May/Discipline 24 May 2010 Brigit said to Brendan: "Make thy confession." "I declare," said he, "that I never crossed seven furrows without turning my mind to God. Make thy confession," said Brendan. "I confess," said Brigit, "that since I first fixed my mind on God, I have…
Make Your Confession May/Discipline 24 May 2010 Brigit said to Brendan: "Make thy confession." "I declare," said he, "that I never crossed seven furrows without turning my mind to God. Make thy confession," said Brendan. "I confess," said Brigit, "that since I first fixed my mind on God, I have…
Search and See May/Discipline 21 May 2010 When they came to land, each of them kissed the other, and the elder wept greatly for his exceeding joy. "Search and see," said he, "the borders and regions of Paradise, where will be found health without sickness, pleasure without contention, union without…
Good to Be Here May/Discipline 20 May 2010 One day when Brendan and his company were traversing and searching the sea, they happened upon the little country which they had been seeking for seven years, to wit, the Land of Promise; as it says in the proverb, "He that seeketh…

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