CBB Giveaway: Three Kings Ten Mysteries and The Love That Made Mother Teresa

This week we have an awesome TWO title giveaway! One lucky winner will receive a copy of Three Kings, Ten Mysteries: The Secrets of Christmas and Epiphany by Grzegorz Gorny,  sponsored by Ignatius Press (you can read my review here) and one copy of The Love that Made Mother Teresa by David Scott, sponsored by Sophia Institute Press  (you can read Julie’s review here). I use Rafflecopter to run my giveaways which makes it simple for you and me. The contest begins now and… Read more

Angels saw the Son when we did; Angels: Day 168

The angels, says St. John Chrysostom,  did not know the mystery of the Son of God until it was revealed to the Church. This,  as St. Paul says, is a great mystery,  and the beginning of our being made like the angels. “Great indeed, we confess, is the mystery of our religion: He was manifested in the flesh, vindicated in the Spirit, seen by angels, preached among the nations, believed on in the world, taken up in glory” (1 Tim. 3:16)…. Read more

CBB Review: Three Kings, Ten Mysteries

Grzegorz Gorny reveals the hidden story behind the Epiphany in his new book Three Kings, Ten Mysteries: The Secrets of Christmas and Epiphany. Anyone with a keen observation is well aware that the story of the Magi is only briefly touched upon in the Scripture. The story of the Three Kings is based upon a single reference in the second chapter of the book of Matthew. Their appearance is brief yet filled with symbolism.  However, this briefly covered event in… Read more

The angels learned the gospel along with us; Angels: Day 167

Introducing the Gospel of John to his flock, St. John Chrysostom tells them they are about to hear what the angels themselves didn’t know until it was revealed to us and them—the  full truth of the Gospel. All Heaven is his stage. His theater is the inhabited world. All the angels are his audience—and all of us who are angels already, or want to become angels. For only such people can hear the harmony truly, and show it in their works…. Read more

CBB Review: The Love That Made Mother Teresa

Review by  Julie Abell I remember the moment I heard about Mother Teresa dying. I was nursing my brand new baby, my first-born. I did not know much about her at the time and until I read this book, The Love that Made Mother Teresa I still did not know much even though she was just canonized on September 4th.   So I picked up this book and endeavored to learn about this saint who was on this earth up until… Read more

The angels are evangelists too; Angels: Day 166

Origen suggests that, if  we call the Gospel writers evangelists (a Greek word that means “messengers of good news”),  then surely we ought to call the angels evangelists as well, since they were the first who brought the good news. If there are some people who are honored with the ministry of evange- lists, and if Jesus himself brings news of good things and preaches the Gospel to the poor, surely those messengers who were made spirits by God, those who are… Read more

God passed the angels to become one of use; Angels: Day 165

Why  did it take the whole Old Testament to prepare humanity for Christ? Simply because the truth of  the Incarnation was so incomprehensibly wonderful, says St. John Chrysostom. God passed by all the orders of angels to become a lowly human being. The truth of the Incarnation was very hard to receive. God’s extraordinary mercy and the greatness of his condescension were simply amazing, and needed much preparation to be accepted. God is indescribable, unintelligible, invisible, incomprehensible. He holds the… Read more

CBB Interview with Sonja Corbitt

Sonja erupted on the scene early last spring with her explosive book, Unleashed, where she shared how the Holy Spirit is freeing her from her patterns of toxic relationships, self-medicating habits, awful circumstances, and overwhelming desires. Now she’s showing up everywhere. Her 13-episode Unleashed TV series, perfect for study groups, aired weekly on CatholicTV. Soon after, her radio show Bible Study Evangelista launched on Breadbox Media, (previously named Pursuing the Summit) on which Sonja offers 6-8 week Bible study series. You can… Read more

Christ was made man, not angel; Angels: Day 164

St. Gregory the Great says that Christ was made man because he came to save us, not the fallen angels. By not taking on their nature, he rejected Satan and his followers. Our old enemy does actually see the coming of the Redeemer. But, because he is restricted by the darkness of his pride, he never comes back to pardon with the elect. This is why it is written, “For surely it is not with angels that he is concerned but… Read more

Angels will proclaim the gospels to the end; Angels: Day 163

In Origen’s time, some heretical sects said that the God of the Old Testament was not the same as the God of  the New. But Origen says there is only one gospel, and angels will proclaim it to every nation even to the end of time. But the beginning of the gospel is nothing but the whole Old Testament. John (the Baptist) is, in this respect, a type of the Old Testament, or, if we regard the connection of the New Testament… Read more

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