This season's featured words from our saints are excerpted from On the Incarnation by Athanasius of Alexandria, also known as Athanasius the Great. Born to a well-to-do Christian family in Alexandria in what was then the Roman province of Egypt, Athanasius as a young theologian at the Council of Nicea in 325 was crucial in defending and articulating a Trinitarian Christology -- enshrined in the Nicene Creed -- against Arian views. He was eventually appointed bishop of Alexandria. He is honored as a Doctor of the Church by Roman Catholics and is also honored as a saint in the Oriental and Eastern Orthodox churches, as well as by Lutherans and the Anglicans. His feast day in the Roman calendar is May 2; Eastern Orthodox Christians celebrate him on January 18.
An essay on youthful zeal and growing appreciation of a mother's quiet, daily example by Sheila Luna of Scottsdale, Arizona, USA. Posted 21 November 2014.
A drawing by Bronwen McShea of New York City. Posted 21 November 2014.
An essay on two very different, recent encounters with the light of God by Christian Huebner of Washington, DC. Posted 21 November 2014.
A poem by Ann Applegarth of Roswell, New Mexico, USA. Posted 21 November 2014.
A short story by Patrick Cook of Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA. Posted 21 November 2014.
A poem by Anne Wilson of La Mesa, California, USA. Posted 21 November 2014.
A poem by Jeannine Pitas of Buffalo, New York, USA. Posted 21 November 2014.
An excerpt from the book L'Oraison Problème Politique (1965) by the French theologian Jean Daniélou, SJ (1905-1974).
An excerpt from the book Newman: Essai de biographie psychologique (1906) by the French historian and literary critic, Henri Bremond (1865-1933).
A holiday appeal to PILGRIM's readers from the editor's desk in New York City. Posted 21 November 2014.
A poem by Michael Power of Welland, Ontario, Canada. Posted 21 November 2014.
A poem by Abigail Carroll of Winooski, Vermont, USA. Posted 21 November 2014.
A poem by Don Thompson of Buttonwillow, California, USA. Posted 21 November 2014.
A poem by Nettie Farris of Floyds Knobs, Indiana, USA. Posted 21 November 2014.
A poem by Melanie Barbato of Immenstadt, Bavaria, Germany. Posted 21 November 2014.
An essay on mental health and faith by Marilyn MacArthur of Concord, New Hampshire, USA. Posted 18 August 2017.
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