God the Holy Spirit
The Holy Spirit, then, as Jesus promises, guides us ‘into all truth’ he leads us not only to an encounter with Jesus, the fullness of Truth, but guides us ‘into’ the Truth, that is, he helps us enter into a deeper communion with Jesus himself, gifting us knowledge of the things of God.
– Pope Francis
St. Ehpraem Quiz
(All questions are based on information given in the biography in your Blue Knight’s Member’s Guide except for the Bonus Question. Answers are at the bottom of the page.)
1. Where was St. Ephraem from?
c. South Africa
2. Why did St. Ephraem write hymns?
a. The Pope asked him to
b. He didn’t write hymns at all
c. To help combat heresy
d. Because he didn’t like the old Church music
3. When did St. Ephraem come to Edessa?
4. In 1920 St. Ephraem was
a. declared a Doctor of the Church
c. performed a miracle to heal a sick girl
d. his relics were moved to Rome
Bonus: How many bishops did St. Ephraem serve?
Prayer to St. barnabas
God our Father, You filled Saint Barnabas with faith and the Holy Spirit and sent him to convert the nations. Help us to proclaim the gospel by word and deed. We ask this through our Lord Jesus Christ, Your Son, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen
Lay me not with sweet spices,
For this honor avails me not,
Nor yet use incense and perfumes,
For the honor befits me not.
Burn yet the incense in the holy place;
As for me, escort me only with your prayers,
Give ye your incense to God,
And over me send up hymns.
Instead of perfumes and spices,
Be mindful of me in your intercessions.
– St. Ephraem
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