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"Today the concept of truth is viewed with suspicion, because truth is identified with violence. Over history there have, unfortunately, been episodes when people sought to defend the truth with violence. But they are two contrasting realities. Truth cannot be imposed with means other than itself! Truth can only come with its own light. Yet, we need truth. ... Without truth we are blind in the world, we have no path to follow. The great gift of Christ was that He enabled us to see the face of God".Pope Benedict xvi, February 24th, 2012

The Church is ecumenical, catholic, God-human, ageless, and it is therefore a blasphemy—an unpardonable blasphemy against Christ and against the Holy Ghost—to turn the Church into a national institution, to narrow her down to petty, transient, time-bound aspirations and ways of doing things. Her purpose is beyond nationality, ecumenical, all-embracing: to unite all men in Christ, all without exception to nation or race or social strata. - St Justin Popovitch

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Monday, 3 September 2012

TWO WEEKS IN THE ORTHODOX MONASTERY FOR NUNS IN MINSK, BELARUS

TOMORROW, WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 5TH, I AM GOING TO STAY AS GUEST OF THE ORTHODOX MONASTERY OF NUNS, ST ELIZABETH'S CONVENT, IN BELARUS. I CANNOT EXAGGERATE THE ADMIRATION WE AT BELMONT HAVE FOR THESE NUNS, AND I AM LOOKING FORWARD TO MY STAY ENORMOUSLY. I DO NOT YET KNOW WHAT ACCESS I SHALL HAVE TO A COMPUTER; SO, POSTS ON THIS BLOG MAY BE IRREGULAR.   HOWEVER, I HOPE TO COLLECT USEFUL INSIGHTS AND MATERIAL.   GOD BLESS YOU AND GOD BLESS THE NUNS TOO!




 THE MIRACLE IN ZONE ONE: AN ORTHODOX ORPHANAGE IN GUATEMALA CITY
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 If this were Russia and these nuns were Catholic, we would be accused of poaching.   But this has nothing to do with "canonical territory".   It is about a number of needy orphans being introduced to the Love of God.   God's Providence is greater than all of us.   Therefore, "Alleluia!!"   One of the evil effects of schism is that, from time to time and in certain situations, we cannot help hurting each other simply by doing God's will.   Like the Palestinians and the Israelis, our vocations come into conflict because of a situation that none of us have chosen.   May Christ's healing power come to our aid!


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