Week of Christian Unity 2022

+JMJ+ Join me on Twitter at 7pm CT, 8pm ET, for a special Rosary for the Week of Christian Unity. In the midst of all the turmoil in the world and in the Church, we are called to remember who we are and Who the Lord is, Whose Body it is in which we are members while He is the Head. So please join me as we set aside some time to pray to the Lord for the Church, for the poor and the suffering, and for each other. Lord knows we need it!

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Octave of Christian Unity – Deposit of Faith

+JMJ+ Welcome to Day 3 of the Octave of Christian Unity. I’m using a meditation book as a jumping off place for this series of posts, In Conversation with God,* by Fr. Francis Fernandez Carvajal. (I’ll refer to it as ICWG with volume & page number hereafter, or Ibid. You know, standard stuff, or as close to standard as I usually get. Notes and links will be at the end of the post.) In this post we’ll be looking at the deposit of faith and ecumenism.

“Ecumenical dialogue needs to be based on a sincere love for divine truth.”.

ICWG, vol. 6, 33
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Octave of Christian Unity

+JMJ+ This is the first post in a short series for the Octave of Christian Unity. The practice of praying for several days for Christian Unity goes back—well, in a sense it goes all the way back to Jesus and the Apostles, but this particular practice goes back to 1897, though it was then observed during the nine days between the Ascension and Pentecost. These days we observe it “during the octave which precedes the feast of the Conversion of St. Paul on January 25.” So it begins today, Monday, January 18. 

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