Monthly Archives: December 2011

Mystics for Advent Part Three: Origen of Alexandria

Philosopher and theologian Origen of Alexandria (182-251) is best known for his treatise On First Principles. He could skillfully adapt Platonist and other contemporary philosophical structures to develop a Christian world view. Origen taught that, based on Ephesians 4:6, “the … Continue reading

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Mystics for Advent Part 2: Richard Rolle of Hampole

An English hermit and mystic, Richard Rolle was born at Thornton, Yorkshire around 1290. He was educated at Oxford and in Paris before entering into the life of a hermit on the estate of his friend John Dalton of Pickering. … Continue reading

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Mystics for Advent Part One: The Experience of Blessed Angela of Foligno

Advent is a time of year when we visualize coming into the embrace of God through our acts of expectation. In Jesus, particularly during the Advent season, we experience the embrace of God – God coming to us and each … Continue reading

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