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  • Catholic Word of the Day: MIGNE PATROLOGIA, 11-05-09

    11/05/2009 8:23:24 AM PST · by Salvation · 13 replies · 447+ views ^ | 11-06-09 | Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary
    Featured Term (selected at random):MIGNE PATROLOGIA The most comprehensive editions of the Fathers of the Church and ecclesiastical writers in existence. Jacques Paul Migne (1800-75) had been a parish priest in Orléans, France, until 1844, when he began publishing the corpus of Latin authors up to Innocent III (217 volumes, 1844-55). Then followed the Greek writers to A.D. 1439 (162 volumes, with Latin translation, 1857-66). The two collections, Patrologia Latina (P.L.) and Patrologia Graeca (P.G.), although lacking the critical perfection of modern scholarship, are still a standard source for reference and quotation. All items in this dictionary are from Fr....
  • Meditations for this Feast Day of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

    08/15/2006 4:23:45 AM PDT · by Carolina · 29 replies · 356+ views
    Crossroads Initiative ^ | 8th Century | St. John Damascene
    This reading on the Assumption of Mary is taken from the first homily of St. John Damascene on the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary. “But even though, according to nature, your most holy and happy soul is separated from your most blessed and stainless body and the body as usual is delivered to the tomb, it will not remain in the power of death and is not subject to decay. For just as her virginity remained inviolate while giving birth, when she departed her body was preserved from destruction and only taken to a better and more divine tabernacle,...