WOW – Augustine on the Incarnation

"Man's maker was made man that He, Ruler of the stars, might nurse at His mother's breast; that the Bread might hunger, the Fountain thirst, the Light sleep, the Way be tired on its journey; that Truth might be accused of false witnesses, the Teacher be beaten with whips, the Foundation be suspended on wood; that Strength might grow weak; that the Healer might be wounded; that Life might die."

‘Marvelous Things, Charged with Terror’

I've retreated for a night (or two) to one of my favorite sanctuaries, the St. John's Abbey in Collegeville, MN. What better reading at a monastery than St. John Chrysostom's classic treatise on the sacred vocation of the priesthood written around 374 AD. My jaw dropped to the floor as I read his description of … Continue reading ‘Marvelous Things, Charged with Terror’