Donald R. McClarey

Saint Peter and the Last Supper

“Erravi cum Petro, sed non flevi cum Petro”, “Like Peter I have erred, unlike Peter I have not wept.” Bishop Stephen Gardiner on his deathbed after hearing the portion of the Passion where Peter denies Christ.   I have always

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Holy Thursday, Saint Justin Martyr and History

Now, Justin concludes, since Christianity is the historical and personal manifestation of the Logos in his totality, it follows that “whatever things were rightly said among all men are the property of us Christians” (Second Apology of St Justin Martyr,

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Saint Augustine: The Body and The Blood

Christ bore Himself in His hands, when He offered His body saying: “this is my body.” Saint Augustine  Continuing on with our Lenten series in which Saint Augustine is our guide, go here  , here  ,here  , here, here , here  and here to read the first seven posts in

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Saint Justin Martyr and Holy Thursday

On Holy Thursday we commemorate the first Mass, the first miracle of the Eucharist.  None of us having been there, how do we know it occurred?  Faith of course, but faith buttressed by the knowledge that our Faith is supported by historical

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