Originally Posted by William Michael
In teaching the boys here at the Beatitudes School, I use a select number of classic sources that are definitely not used or printed anywhere else. If you would like for your boys to have a printed copy of these books, they can now be ordered through the CLAA Bookstore. I will be adding mroe shortly.
In our daily work, we are misled to believe that those who work the hardest, who are the busiest, who are the most visible, etc., are the most important and successful. We see the busy lives of celebrities and speakers and we say, "Wow, they're so important!" This is all mirage, though, for it is not the proud or ambitious who shall inherit the earth, and how do they inherit it but by their patience?
Psalm 1 tells us that those whose minds and hearts are not steeped in God's
"That thou art Peter; and upon this rock I will build my church,
and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it." Matthew 16:18
Catholics like this verse because of the first line. Christ's church has been built upon St. Peter as the first pope and head of the One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church--to which we happily belong.
However, it seems that they have never read or have failed to meditate upon the second line. Usually this line is quoted
from the Golden Legend (15th c.)
S. Thomas Aquinas, of the order of the friars preachers, was a right sovereign doctor, high and of noble lineage, which was born in the realm of Sicily, and tofore that he was born he was shewed by divine purveyance. For in those parts there was a holy man in work and in renomee which with many other hermits led a right holy life, and all the people had him in great reverence. This holy man, replenished of the Holy Ghost,
WHAT THE WISE MEN TEACH US
WHAT DO THEY TEACH US?
Today, we stand in a post-modern world that knows virtually nothing of these ancient studies or of the knowledge that the ancient wise men possessed and passed from one generation to the next. The reason we know nothing of this is because during the Renaissance, in the 14th-17th centuries, this tradition was overthrown and replaced by a new idea of how men should seek knowledge. The ancient world