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Saint of the Day for Sunday, March 8th, 2015: St. John of God


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St. John of God

From the time he was eight to the day he died, John followed every impulse of his heart. The challenge for him was to rush to follow the promptings of the Holy Spirit gave him, not his own human … continue reading

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Saint of the Day for Tuesday, February 24th, 2015 : St. John Theristus


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St. John Theristus

Benedictine monk, called Theristus or �Harvester.� He was of Calabrian lineage, born in Sicily. His mother was a slave of the Saracens. John escaped at a young age and became a monk. continue reading

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Human Civilization: Magna Carta Copy Found in Scrapbook


Magna Carta Copy Found in Scrapbook

A previously unknown version of the Magna Carta—the most famous document in British constitutional history—has been found tucked in a scrapbook by an archivist in the British town of Sandwich. The discovery comes just days after four surviving copies of the 1215 Magna Carta went on display in London. The Magna Carta, issued in 1215 by King John of England, asserted that no one, not even the king, was above the law. The newly found version appears to have been published under King Edward I in 1300. More… Discuss

Saint of the Day for Sunday, December 14th, 2014: St. John of the Cross


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Born in Spain in 1542, John learned the importance of self-sacrificing love from his parents. His father gave up wealth, status, and comfort when he married a weaver’s daughter and was disowned by … continue reading

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word: antipathy


antipathy 

Definition: (noun) A strong feeling of aversion or repugnance.
Synonyms: aversion, distaste
Usage: He divined the fanatical love of freedom in her, the deep-seated antipathy for restraint of any sort. Discuss.

today’s holidady: St. John’s Eve and Day (Jans vakars) (Latvia)


St. John’s Eve and Day (Jans vakars) (Latvia)

This Midsummer festival is Latvia‘s greatest feast of the year. It begins on St. John’s Eve, when boys and girls meet in the village squares; the young people gather flowers, herbs, and grasses to make wreaths that will be used in ceremonies the following day. They also practice Ligo songs, which are based on the traditional Latvian daina, a short, unrhymed song in which epic and lyric elements are mixed. Lighting bonfires is also a tradition on St. John’s Night; young people jump over the fires in the belief that it will ensure a good harvest. More… Discuss

Saint of the Day – May 18: St. John I, Pope and Martyr (Feast day – May 18)


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St. Pope John I
May 18: St. John I, Pope and Martyr (Feast day – May 18) A native of Tuscany in Italy, John was elected Pope while he was still an archdeacon upon the death of Pope Hormisdas in 523. At that time, the ruler of Italy was Theodoric the Goth who subscribed to the Arian brand of Christianity, but had tolerated and even favored his Catholic subjects during the early part of his reign. However, about the time of St. John’s accession to the Papacy, Theodoric’s policy underwent a drastic change as a result of two events: the treasonable (in the sovereign’s view) correspondence between ranking members of the Roman Senate and Constantinople and the severe edict against heretics enacted by the emperor Justin I, who was the first Catholic on the Byzantine throne in fifty years. …Read More

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TODAY’S SAINT: BL. JOHN OF PARMA (MARCH 20)


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March 20 Saint of the Day

BL. JOHN OF PARMA
March 20: John Buralli, the seventh minister general of the Franciscans, …  Read More

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50 Common Misquotations: Mental Floss on YouTube (Ep.11)



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TODAY’S SAINT: St. John Theristus


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Benedictine monk, called Theristus or “Harvester.” He was of Calabrian lineage, born in Sicily. His mother was a slave of the Saracens. John escaped at a young age and became a monk. continue reading

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Saint John the Baptist


John the Baptist

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John the Baptist
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John the Baptist by Bartolomeo Veneto, 16th century
Prophet, Martyr, Saint
Born Late 1st century BCE
Herodian Judea
Died CE 31 – 36[1][2][3][4][5]
MachaerusPerea
Honored in Aglipayan ChurchAnglicanism,Assyrian Church of the East,Bahá’í FaithEastern Orthodox ChurchIslamLutheranism,MandeanismOriental Orthodox ChurchesRoman Catholic Churches
Canonized Pre-Congregation
Majorshrine Church of St John the Baptist,Jerusalem
Feast June 24 (Nativity),
August 29 (Beheading),
January 7 (Synaxis,
Eastern Orthodox),
Thout 2 (Coptic Orthodox Church)
Attributes Camel-skin robe, cross, lamb, scroll with words “Ecce Agnus Dei“, platter with own head, pouring water from hands orscallop shell
Patronage Patron saint of JordanPuerto RicoKnights Hospitaller of Jerusalem, French Canada,NewfoundlandCesenaFlorence,GenoaMonzaPortoSan Juan,TurinXewkija, and many other places.

John the Baptist (Hebrew: יוחנן המטביל, Yoḥanan ha-mmaṭbil, Arabic: يوحنا المعمدان‎ Yuhanna Al-Ma’madan,[6] Aramaic: ܝܘܚܢܢ Ioḥanan, Classical Armenian: Յովհաննէս Մկրտիչ Yovhannēs Mkrtičʿ,Greek: Ὁ Ἅγιος/Τίμιος Ἐνδοξος Προφήτης, Πρόδρομος καὶ Βαπτιστής Ἰωάννης Ho Hágios/Tímios Endoxos, Prophḗtēs, Pródromos, kaì Baptistḗs Ioánnes)[3][7][8][9][10] was an itinerant preacher[11] and a major religious figure[12] in ChristianityIslam,[13] the Bahá’í Faith,[14] and Mandaeism.

John is described as having the unique practice of baptism for the forgiveness of sins.[15] Most scholars agree that John baptized Jesus.[16][17] Scholars generally believe Jesus was a follower or disciple of John[18][19][20] and several New Testament accounts report that some of Jesus’s early followers had previously been followers of John.[21] John the Baptist is also mentioned by Jewish historianJosephus.[22] Some scholars maintain that John was influenced by the semi-ascetic Essenes, who expected an apocalypse and practiced rituals corresponding strongly with baptism,[23] although no direct evidence substantiates this.[24]

According to the New Testament, John anticipated a messianic figure greater than himself,[25] and Jesus was the one whose coming John foretold. Christians commonly refer to John as the precursor or forerunner of Jesus,[26] since John announces Jesus’ coming. John is also identified with the prophetElijah.[21]

 

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