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 ends next Friday 1/13 with … [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).The Church is the pillar of the world. Consi … [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 the New Testament often leads people … [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. But the rest are like little children who hear but don’t u … [Read more...]

CBB Review: The Love That Made Mother Teresa

Review by  Julie AbellI 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 September 4, 1997, and learn I did.What I really enjoyed about author David Scott’s b … [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 a flame of fire, ministers of the F … [Read more...]