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Sunday, 10 March 2013

DoC held off until Monday--but then!

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I shall begin Gregory the Great and perfection on Monday. Catholic Encyclopedia on line has a great biography of him here. After him, I shall examine perfection from Leo I, the Great. These two men will lead us into the others of the early period.

I shall look at Basil, Peter Chrysologus, Gregory Nazianzus, Hilary of Poitiers  Athanasius, the two Cyrils,  and John Damascene, John Chrysostom, and Isidore of Seville before moving on to others closer to our own time. I have written about John of the Cross before, but I shall look at him again in the context of this series.

As a summary, these are the Doctors highlighted to date: the Dominicans, Franciscans, Benedictines, Women, and the beginning of the Latin or Classical Doctors, and one Eastern. The earliest are sometimes divided into Western and Eastern Doctors. The first eleven out of seventy-seven posts on the Doctors so far are found linked here.

Out of the seventy-seven posts to date, these are the Doctors examined with regard to perfection.

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Catherine of Siena
Therese of Lisieux
Teresa of Avila
Hildegard of Bingen
Augustine of Hippo
Albert the Great
Bede the Venerable
Ephraim the Syrian
Bernard of Clairvaux
Peter Damian
Anselm of Canterbury
Anthony of Padua
John of Avila
Lawrence of Brindisi
Thomas Aquinas
Francis de Sales

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To be continued...I am over half way finished with this series on the Doctors of the Church! I shall also return to Garrigou-Lagrange at the end, to continue his examination of perfection, which began this series. Make sure you take time to look at the posts on Jerome. His writings are so pertinent for today.