Beginning in the third century AD, pious men and women journeyed into the Egyptian desert, where they sought to be "alone with God alone." Known as the Desert Fathers and Mothers, they pursued lives of solitude and prayer in order to make offerings of themselves to God. They acquired great insight into the spiritual life, which has been passed down to us in the Sayings of the Desert Fathers. Now, you can discover the fascinating lives and works of such awe-inspiring figures as St. Antony the Great and St. Mary of Egypt.
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Writer, preacher, counselor, educator, pastor of souls - all of these descriptions and more have been aptly applied to John Henry Newman (1801-1890). Now, an additional title has been added to the list, which surpasses them all: blessed. The beatification of John Henry Newman by Pope Benedict XVI - a step in the process of his being formally declared a saint - focuses attention on the extraordinary holiness and inner life of a man who spent most of his earthly years being misunderstood.
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