Saturday, July 24, 2004

From blogforlovers
St Sharbel Makhlouf
And a favourite book on him, chock full of quotations from the Desert Fathers

Regrettably the Maronite Church today is the most modernized liturgically of the Eastern Catholic churches (I know - I've been once), having lost most of its traditions in the centuries after restoring contact with Rome in Crusader times. Worse off in that regard than most Byzantine Catholics.

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