Anthony of Padua (1195-1231) was Portuguese, a Catholic, a Franciscan, a great preacher, and a Doctor of the Church. Continue reading “Anthony of Padua”
John of the Cross (1542-1591) was a Catholic, a monk, a priest, a mystic, a saint, and a Doctor of the Church. Continue reading “John of the Cross”
Teresa of Ávila (1515-1582) was a Spaniard, a Catholic, a nun, a mystic, a saint, and a Doctor of the Church. Continue reading “Teresa of Ávila”
John Henry Newman (1801-1890) was English, an Evangelical, founder of the Oxford Movement, and a great theologian. Continue reading “John Henry Newman”
Andrew Kim Taegon (1821–1846) was a Korean, a convert to the faith, on fire for Jesus, a Catholic priest, and a martyr. Continue reading “Andrew Kim Taegon”
David gives instructions in praising God. Bring to mind the mercy of God. Bring to mind the compassion of God. And then “Praise the LORD, my soul!”
Continue reading “Psalm 103”
Unlike many of the Psalms, Psalm 96 only speaks of joyful things. There is nothing about wickedness or evil. Continue reading “Psalm 96”
In 587 BC, Nebuchadnezzar conquered Jerusalem. He deported the tribe of Judah to Babylon. Later, on three separate occasions, some are permitted to return.
Continue reading “The third return from Babylon”
Nehemiah goes back to Persia for two years. When he returns to Judah, he sees that the leaders had done great evil. He needs to reform the people.
Continue reading “Nehemiah chapter 13”
Nehemiah lists the priests and Levites. They celebrate the dedication of the new wall. And they give contributions for temple. God gives them great joy!
Continue reading “Nehemiah chapter 12”