Friday, August 31, 2007

St. Ignatius of Antioch

Today's assignment is to read a sample of the letters of St. Ignatius. He was the third bishop of Antioch, a large Christian city north of Israel. He was arrested and martyred in Rome in the year 107.

St. Ignatius was eager to embrace the suffering of a martyr for the sake of Christ, as we see in his letter to the Romans. He is also a champion of the role of the bishop in keeping the Church connected to the Apostles, and of the primacy of Rome as an apostolic see. Finally, Ignatius is the first Christian writer to refer to the Chrch as "Catholic".

His writings can be found in the link below:

Also, see Pope Benedict's wonderful essay on St. Ignatius, given at his general audience in March.
Ad Jesum Per Mariam,
Mr. B.

10 comments:

Kristin said...

SIMBA!!!

Suki said...

It's the CIRCLE OF LIFE!!! AND IT MOVES US ALL!!!

Kristin said...

THROUGH DESPAIR AND HOPE!! THROUGH FAITH AND LOVE!!! TILL WE FIND OUR PLACE ON THE PATH UNWINDING! IN THE CIRCLE, THE CIRCLE OF LIFE!!!!

Suki said...

Hakuna Matata! What a wonderful phrase!

Kristin said...

Hakuna Matata! Ain't no passin' phase!!!

Suki said...

It means no worries...for the rest of your days!!!

Kristin said...

It's our problem free philosophy!!! Hakuna Matata!!

Suki said...

Hakuna! Matata! Hakuna! Matata!

Kristin K said...

I JUST CAN'T WAIT TO BE KING!!!

Suki said...

Everybody look left! Everybody look right!