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And When He Died, He Did Not Ascend

Nicholas K. Roerich (died December 13, 1947) The Buddhist Wheel of Life keeps on turning, even after a ‘saintly’ person dies, despite what devotees may suggest: Nicholas K. Roerich did not become an Ascended Master… Here is what his wife, … Continue reading

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As Missionary to the Huron, He was Killed by the Iroquois

Jean de Br├ębeuf (March 25, 1593 – March 16, 1649) I do not wish to speak ill of the dead, but it seems to me that this Jesuit priest tried and failed to bring peace to the Huron and the … Continue reading

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I Dreamed I Saw St. Augustine

Augustine of Hippo (November 13, 354 AD – August 28, 430 AD) It’s a long road that brings me to this important Roman Catholic Church Doctor. It was triggered by the title of Bob Dylan’s song, which came to me … Continue reading

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Reincarnation: Once a Teacher, Always a Teacher?

Saint Thomas Aquinas (January 28, 1225 – March 7, 1274) Thomas Aquinas is the patron saint of teachers. And that is stating the least of his accomplishments. Our Faith and Science group has looked at his work before, but I … Continue reading

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What If I Had Been the First-Called Disciple?

Andrew the Apostle (10 AD – November 30, 60 AD) For a number of years now, I have presumed that I was one of the Romans in Judea during Jesus’ time there. But I have had no real ‘proof’ because … Continue reading

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Called by God in 1946; Called Home Again in 1997

Mother Teresa (August 26, 1910 – September 5, 1997) A very polarizing figure from the 20th Century, Mother Teresa was a direct inspiration for Diana, Princess of Wales, when she was going through her marital troubles with Charles. On February … Continue reading

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Modern Saints: Called to Action in the 20th Century

Evita, Mother Teresa and Diana This might seem like a strange trio to include in one post about 20th Century saints, but they have caught the collective eye of the Earth’s population for their charitable work. I suppose it was … Continue reading

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When Saint Cyril became Patriarch of Alexandria in 412 AD

St. Cyril of Alexandria (376 – June 27, 444) According to Wikipedia: The Prefect Orestes enjoyed the political backing of Hypatia, an astronomer, philosopher and mathematician who had considerable moral authority in the city of Alexandria, and who had extensive … Continue reading

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The Saints Preserve Us!

Bernadette Soubirous (Jan 1844 – Apr 1879) It was on this date in 1858 that 14-year-old Bernadette first saw an image of the Virgin Mary at Lourdes. There followed a series of visitations by the mother of Jesus, but only … Continue reading

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Close Encounters of the Fourth Kind

[I was reviewing some of my Revelation posts from April 2018, and came across the one I’d written about seven being a divine number. Then I remembered this chapter from Who’d Have Thought It? Here it is in full:] Around … Continue reading

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