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A Window into Theology’s Golden Age

Medieval Christendom, especially during the thirteenth century, boasted a vibrant, complex, beautiful culture—and a tour of Europe’s greatest city, Paris, makes this claim abundantly clear. The French royal capital boasted a population of nearly 200,000 Catholics among an impressive array of walls, gates, towers, churches, palaces, monasteries, hospices, lodgings, markets, shops, quays, and storehouses...

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The Owl and the Nightingale

The poem The Owl and the Nightingale was written in Middle English by an anonymous author of the twelfth or thirteenth century. It is the earliest example of “debate poetry,” in which character representatives of two natural opposites—and, in this case, characters who allegorize themselves as different parts of the Body of Christ—duke it out in verse. 

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Meditations on St. John’s Gospel—Chapter Sixteen

Our Lord is still preparing His disciples for His leaving them. He wants them not to be scandalized (vs. 1) either by this—and the manner in which He will be maltreated beforehand—or by what will befall them afterwards. He lets them know in advance (vs. 4), as He already had done concerning His own Person, that they will be roughly treated (15:20) and even killed (vs. 2)...

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