Not Returning Evil for Evil: Simone Weil’s Advice in Troubled Times — Eclectic Orthodoxy

“She had loved, seen, sought and adored” — Aleteia.org – Worldwide Catholic Network Sharing Faith Resources for those seeking Truth – Aleteia.org

VATICAN CITY — As reported yesterday, to coincide with the feast of Mary Magdalene instituted by Pope Francis on June 3, Cardinal Robert Sarah has written an essay on the liturgical feast which shall appear in the Friday, July 22 Italian edition of the Vatican newspaper, L’ Osservatore Romano. In his reflection, the Prefect for the Congregation for Divine Worship…

via “She had loved, seen, sought and adored” — Aleteia.org – Worldwide Catholic Network Sharing Faith Resources for those seeking Truth – Aleteia.org

What’s the oldest continuously operating library in the world? St. Catherine’s Monastery of Sinai — Aleteia.org – Worldwide Catholic Network Sharing Faith Resources for those seeking Truth – Aleteia.org

Considered one of the oldest Christian monasteries in the world still in operation, the Monastery of Saint Catherine in Sinai is home to more than two centuries of history — and more than that of legend. Tradition claims, for example, that the main altar of the monastery is built on the spot where the Burning Bush…

via What’s the oldest continuously operating library in the world? St. Catherine’s Monastery of Sinai — Aleteia.org – Worldwide Catholic Network Sharing Faith Resources for those seeking Truth – Aleteia.org

NASA captures enormous aurora on the largest planet in the solar system — TechCrunch

John Meyendorff and God’s Assumption of Fallen Humanity — Eclectic Orthodoxy

In his various essays and books, Fr John Meyendorff frequently speaks of the Incarnation in terms of God’s assumption of “fallen humanity.” As we asked in our previous post on Met Kallistos Ware, so we ask now of Meyendorff: What does the adjective “fallen” add to our understanding of the Incarnation? If we deleted the […]

via John Meyendorff and God’s Assumption of Fallen Humanity — Eclectic Orthodoxy

“Pittsburgh’s Sistine Chapel”: Maxo Vanka’s Murals at St. Nicholas Croatian Church — Aleteia.org – Worldwide Catholic Network Sharing Faith Resources for those seeking Truth – Aleteia.org

Maximilian “Maxo” Vanka was born in 1889, when Croatia was still part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. Allegedly a bastard of Hapsburg nobility, he was raised by peasants until his grandmother took him in at the age of eight. Vanka went on to study art in both Zagreb and Brussels, and graduated with high honors in 1914,…

via “Pittsburgh’s Sistine Chapel”: Maxo Vanka’s Murals at St. Nicholas Croatian Church — Aleteia.org – Worldwide Catholic Network Sharing Faith Resources for those seeking Truth – Aleteia.org

Making of an Icon —

Our post for Trinity was illustrated with a beautiful icon of the Holy Trinity by Ann Chapin. On her own website, the artist has a description of the process of painting the icon, which can be found here. She also has a series of posts describing the painting of another icon, of Christ at the shore […]

via Making of an Icon —

The Extraordinary Things Hilaire Belloc Could See — Aleteia.org – Worldwide Catholic Network Sharing Faith Resources for those seeking Truth – Aleteia.org

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