Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Catholic Liturgy of the Hours

I'm taking another course at Notre Dame (McGrath) ... Liturgy of the Hours

Liturgy of the Hours is not a part of Mass; Liturgy of the Hours is a way Catholics pray

If you like hagiography, you will really like Liturgy of the Hours!

Today, the hour homily is by Saint Gregory of Nyssa ...

I always go to Wikipedia, first, to find out more about the saint

I found the resources at Catholic Exchange to be very good ...
  • Catholic Exchange (Divine Office)
  • Catholic Exchange (article about St. Gregory of Nyssa)

Link to Notre Dame (McGrath)

Tuesday, January 14, 2020


I'm taking a course at Notre Dame's McGrath Institute for Church Life (Old Testament II), and I am using a Saint Bible:

The New Jerusalem Bible: Saints Devotional Edition

Amazon Link:

McGrath Link:

Friday, October 4, 2019

Encyclopedical Hagiography

I bought a book in Frostburg ...  Desert Fathers and Desert Mothers

"... follow the book to its source" (Vitae Patrum)  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vitae_Patrum

there's more! (Apophthegmata Patrum)  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apophthegmata_Patrum

Sunday, July 7, 2019

Saint Thecla

two questions during study and research of Saint Thecla ...

What is the Byzantine Rite?

What is the Alexandrian Rite?

1.  Wikipedia: "The Byzantine Rite, also known as the Greek Rite or Constantinopolitan Rite, is the liturgical rite used by the Eastern Orthodox Church, the Greek/Byzantine Catholic churches, and in a modified form, Byzantine Rite Lutheranism."

2.  Wikipedia: "The Alexandrian Rite is the liturgical rite used by the Coptic Orthodox church of Alexandria, Eritean Orthodox Tewahedo Church, and Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church, as well as by the three corresponding Eastern Catholic Churches."

Saint Thecla is a demoted saint in Roman Catholicism since the 1960s (September 23), but she still is a saint in the Byzantine Rite (September 24) and also in the Alexandrian Rite (October 3); nonetheless, the Acts of Paul and Thecla are found in the New Testament Apocrypha (this is Saint Thecla and Saint Paul, Apostle) (also, this is not the Acts of Paul)

Online articles of interest:

A Story that demonstrates a woman in active ministry:
Can an early Christian story show a woman as an apostle?

The Acts of Paul and Thecla
Translated probably by Jeremiah Jones, (1693-1724)

Saint Thecla: The Iconography

Saturday, June 15, 2019

Saint Peter (Summer 2019)


This summer, FHG is studying St. Peter ...

St. Peter  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saint_Peter


"What can we do about the kinds of surroundings we can't escape - a negative workplace, a difficult home life, freindships that nudge us away from virtue and faith?  Are there practical things we can do to hold on to our faith in these areas?  Are there situations we can actively avoid within these places?  How can we constructively change negative environments?  Are we ever called by God to remove outselves from environments that we consider essential to our education or livelihoods, even in a painfully sacrificial way?"

Gray, Tim (2014).  Lectio: Peter - Cornerstone of Catholicism.  Greenwood Village, Colorado; Augustine Institute

Participation Kit

Augustine Institute

Catholic Website

Sunday, April 21, 2019

Thursday, February 14, 2019

3 years of hagiography

Frostburg Hagiography just turned 3 years old!

Happy Valentine's Day!

... here are links to Valentine posts over the years at Frostburg Hagiography



saint Frostburg Hagiography is studying/researching: St. Peter Julian Eymard -