Listening to the Saints – Julian of Norwich: “All shall be well”

“All shall be well. All shall be well.  All manner of things shall be well” Julian of Norwich was born around 1342.  Very little is known of her life.  Apparently she became gravely ill at age thirty and expected to die. Seven days later the illness passed and she experienced sixteen visions, or revelations. TheseContinue reading “Listening to the Saints – Julian of Norwich: “All shall be well””

Listening to the Saints – Classic Fiction (and Vocation)

I spent a large portion of this summer reading a few of the works by one of the greatest novelists of all time: Fyodor Dostoyevsky. For the first time I read Crime and Punishment, then I reread The Brothers Karamazov. I also read Notes from the Underground, one of his less well-known works.  Dostoyevsky’s booksContinue reading “Listening to the Saints – Classic Fiction (and Vocation)”

I stink at praying (Listening to the Saints)

I stink at praying.  When I was a kid I was told that if you want to be a good Christian you need to pray, read the Bible and be involved in church.  The latter two were never really a problem for me.  But praying?  I knew I was supposed to pray so I wouldContinue reading “I stink at praying (Listening to the Saints)”

Listening to the Saints – Aquinas

For some reason I keep wanting to read Thomas Aquinas, the Catholic scholar who lived from 1225-1274.  Perhaps it is because he remains the most influential Roman Catholic theologian today.  I have read Augustine and Calvin so I want to tackle the other greats.  But I tried Aquinas before (reported here) and failed miserably. ThenContinue reading “Listening to the Saints – Aquinas”

Listening to the Saints 1 – Teresa of Avila

I enjoy reading classic writings by Christians and since they are basically free on the Kindle they are very available.  So I figured I would blog on what I am reading.  Many of the most well-known classics I have already read (such as Augustine’s Confessions, Bunyan’s Pilgrim’s Progress and Kempis’ Imitation of Christ) and whileContinue reading “Listening to the Saints 1 – Teresa of Avila”