Want to know how Christians invented medicine as we know it? Read this book

The practice of medicine in today’s world is sadly much more of a business than a means of helping people. Insurance companies only add to the confusion and the essential purpose of medicine is often left behind.

All of this is a far cry from the original doctors who are responsible for the organized health care we see today. Mike Aquilina delivers a fascinating and engaging look at the early practice of medicine in his book The Healing Imperative: The Early Church and the Invention of Medicine as We Know It.

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Do you want to sanctify your life in simple ways? Try praying the Angelus

Finding time to pray is certainly difficult. As I have advocated before, it is essential to create your own daily schedule of prayer. However, sometimes we don’t know where to start and only have a vague idea of what we want to do.

One excellent idea that will get you started and help sanctify your day in a simply way is by taking up the ancient practice of the Angelus.

But what is the Angelus? How do I pray it devoutly?

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Want to restore the culture through prayer? Here’s your book

Pope Benedict XVI, while having lunch with the College of Cardinals on May 22, 2012, reflected on the topic of the “battle against evil” and said “though the term ‘ecclesia militans’ [church militant] is ‘somewhat out of fashion,’ it is true, ‘it bears truth in itself.'” (Zenit, emphasis added)

He went on to say:

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Want to become a fierce Spiritual Warrior? Then this Manual is for You

As I began to dig deeper into the reality of spiritual warfare, I put myself on a quest to find the best resources. Providentially, I was given a book by a fellow parishioner that I now use every day in my fight against Satan: the Manual for Spiritual Warfare by Paul Thigpen.

It has proved to be a vital tool in combating the many assaults of the Enemy.

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