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Re: God Help The Outcasts

Obviously, given his reply, the Oriental man didn’t know that the Catholic Church had faced before scandals regarding false relics. This was Agustin’s main worry – that the man had been cheated into believing he was carrying precious relics when it wasn’t true. He was certainly not drunk – not the s...

Re: God Help The Outcasts

Agustin could have expected anything else but what he actually heard. How much of that could have been true, that was another story. The church had known previous scandals with false relics and he had heard about them. He didn’t doubt, however, that the young man was sincere in his belief. And if it...

Re: God Help The Outcasts

Agustin liked how attentively the Oriental was listening, and how he looked at him. If everyone at the mass would pay the same attention, how beautiful it would be! This must be the thirst for God the first Christians had experimented, described in chronicles... Then the unusual question came. Agust...

Re: God Help The Outcasts

As he met the Chinese man in the garden, he sat on a bench and he started, as asked, with the Book of Luke, where it was more written about her. "When one of the Pharisees invited Jesus to have dinner with him, he went to the Pharisee’s house and reclined at the table. A woman in that town who lived...

Re: Thorns

Agustin definitely didn’t condemn her. He advised her to seek that man again and try to build stronger links between them. That maybe God knew it was not yet the time for them to bring a baby to this world, but this didn’t mean they couldn’t be happy together and maybe even marry some day. That open...

Re: God Help The Outcasts

Agustin's surprises were one after the other. So the man was from China. "I have heard about China. There was a Venetian merchant, Marco Polo, who went there with his father and uncle, five hundred years ago, and he wrote about it. Afterwards, there were more who went there. Some with the East India...

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Agustin was intrigued by the foreigner, who turned to say that he was searching two specific gospels. "Do you want them in Latin, in French or in Venetian? Because scholars had translated the Holy Scriptures for commoners who aren't as well-versed in Latin. And I would like to know more about you to...

Re: God Help The Outcasts

For Agustin, the beginning of June came with the certitude that he had to follow his path in life and leave the protective walls of the monastery. It was nice to spend his time with the Benedictines and to follow, out of respect, their rules while with them, but, unlike his seminary friend Giuseppe ...

Re: Thorns

Agustin talked with her, encouraged her and remained with her. When Rose probably had believed that he, as a priest, might be so appalled by her sins as in fuming and condemning them on the same voice other priests he knew would, he was aware this approach wouldn't do any good. Humans weren't saints...

Re: Thorns

Agustin received her confession, forgiving her sins through the priestly powers he had received upon ordination: ”God, the Father of mercies, through the death and resurrection of his Son has reconciled the world to himself and sent the Holy Spirit among us for the forgiveness of sins; through the m...

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