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Our Lady of Ransom and the White Scapular

Our Lady of Ransom and the White Scapular

What does it mean to ransom? To ransom is to obtain the release of a prisoner by payment of exchange. Applied to our faith, we read in 1 Timothy 2:5-6: "For there is one God and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus, who gave himself as a ransom for all men—the testimony given in its proper time".. Overall, the understanding of this passage is that that the language of 'payment' and 'ransom' is metaphorical way of saying that Christ has done all things necessary to save and redeem mankind enslaved.

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The Feast of the Golden-Mouthed Father of the Church

Saint John Chrysostom

September 13th is the feast day of St. John Chrysostom, Doctor of the Church, Father of the Greek Church, and considered to be the greatest preacher ever heard. St. John was dubbed with the name “Chrysostom” some decades after his death, during the papacy of Pope Vigilius in year 553.

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