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« Reply #96 on: March 27, 2012, 03:35:39 PM »

Saint Guntramnus
King of Burgundy, France.

He is also known as Gunthramus, Gontram , Gontran or Contran.
What is known of this saint is from Saint Gregory of Tours who recorded his life.
According to this record, Guntramnus was King of Burgundy and part of Aquitaine from 561.
He reportedly divorced one wife and executed the second one (Our Sunday Visitor's Encyclopedia of Saints, by Matthew Bunson, Margaret Bunson, and Stephen Bunson).
Overcome with remorse for what he had done, Guntramnus performed penance for years.
As part of his atonement, he built monasteries and churches and supported monastic reforms.
He died on 28 March 592 and was buried in the church of Saint Marcellus, which he had founded.
His canonization was Pre-Congregation.
He is the patron saint of divorced people and also of murderers.
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« Reply #97 on: March 28, 2012, 05:20:06 PM »

March 29
Let us remember today
Saint Gwynllyw
Among many other Saints
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« Reply #98 on: March 28, 2012, 05:24:17 PM »

Saint Gwynllyw
Husband of Saint Gladys
Father of Saint Cadoc, a hermit of Wales.
He is also known as Woollos and Gundleus( Latin for Gwynllyw). According to legend, Gwynllyw was a Welsh chieftain who wanted to marry Gladys ( Gwladys), the daughter of Brychan of Brecknock ( or Brecknow). When Brychan refused his daughter’s hand, Gwynllyw kidnapped Gladys and married her. The young couple then embarked on a riotous way of life. They engaged in violence and banditry. It was their first son, Saint Cadoc who eventually convinced them to follow a religious way of life. At first they lived together at Newport, Monmouthshire. Later, he had them separate and live as hermits with Gwladys eventually living at a place called Oencarnau, Bassaleg.
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« Reply #99 on: March 28, 2012, 05:27:35 PM »

Some memorable saints these last few!
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« Reply #100 on: March 28, 2012, 11:52:57 PM »

Some memorable saints these last few!

A reader over at CAF agrees with you.
 of Saint Guntramnus who reportedly divorced one wife and executed
another, he commented that there is hope for us all since the Saint repented his way to sainthood, so to speak.
I agree completely with him. Where there is genuine sorrow for sins committed, the Lord stands ready to forgive.
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« Reply #101 on: March 29, 2012, 03:24:16 AM »

I remember I've read the story of St. Gwynnlyw adn St. Gwladys and St. Cadoc before, I'm glad you brought them to mind again. They were so very repentantly good! Great models!
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« Reply #102 on: March 29, 2012, 04:05:28 PM »

March 30
Today is the Memorial of
Saint John Climacus
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« Reply #103 on: March 29, 2012, 04:09:44 PM »

Saint John Climacus
Also known as John of the Ladder, John Scholasticus and John the Sinaita. He was born between 505 and 579 in Syria or possibly even in Palestine. When he was sixteen years old, he joined the monks on Mount Sinai and lived for many years as a hermit on Sinai. When he was 35, he went to Thale where he continued to live as a hermit. John was revered as a Bible scholar. He wrote the famous book, Scala Paradisi ( Ladder of Paradise, sometimes called Ladder of Perfection). In the book, he described the thirty steps of the ladder required to attain religious perfection. The thirty chapters of the book was reportedly intended to correspond to the age of Jesus at the time of His baptism by John the Baptist. The book was very popular during the middle ages.
At the age of 70, John was elected abbot of the monks on Mount Sinai. He died there on March 30.
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« Reply #104 on: March 29, 2012, 04:10:52 PM »

Saint John Climacus
 He wrote the famous book, Scala Paradisi ( Ladder of Paradise, sometimes called Ladder of Perfection). In the book, he described the thirty steps of the ladder required to attain religious perfection.

Anyone any idea what the thirty steps are?
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« Reply #105 on: March 29, 2012, 09:03:21 PM »

Saint John Climacus
 He wrote the famous book, Scala Paradisi ( Ladder of Paradise, sometimes called Ladder of Perfection). In the book, he described the thirty steps of the ladder required to attain religious perfection.

Anyone any idea what the thirty steps are?

Hmm, I have a book, and there's a chapter for each I think, though this particular edition isn't quite all it could be.
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« Reply #106 on: March 30, 2012, 01:51:22 AM »

Hmm, I have a book, and there's a chapter for each I think, though this particular edition isn't quite all it could be.

Could you list the steps for us on this thread?
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« Reply #107 on: March 30, 2012, 02:47:39 PM »

The Ladder of Divine Ascent
of St. John Climacus

1) The Break with the World

A) Renunciation (Step 1)
B) Detachment (Step 2)
C) Exile (Step 3)

2) The Practice of the Virtues (the Active Life)

A) The Fundamental Virtues


1) Obedience (Step 4)
2) Penitence (Step 5)
3) Remembrance of Death (Step 6)
4) Sorrow (Step 7)

B) The Struggle Against the Passions

1) Nonphysical Passions


(a) Anger (Step 8)
(b) Malice (Step 9)
(c) Slander (Step 10)
(d) Talkativeness (Step 11)
(e) Falsehood (Step 12)
(f) Deception/Despondency (Step 13)

2) Physical Passions

(a) Gluttony(Step 14)
(b) Lust (Step 15)
(c) Avarice (Step 16)

3) Nonphysical Passions (cont.)

(a) Insensitivity (Steps 18-20)
(b) Fear (Step 21)
(c) Vainglory (Step 22)
(d) Pride/Blasphemy (Step 23)

C) Higher Virtues of the “Active Life”

1) Simplicity (Step 24)
2) Humility (Step 25)
3) Discernment (Step 26)
3) Union with God (the Contemplative Life)

A) Stillness (Step 27)
B) Prayer (Step 28)
C) Dispassion (Step 29)
D) Love (Step 30)
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« Reply #108 on: March 30, 2012, 02:48:13 PM »

I was hoping someone else would do it for me, and so I searched and found it and here it is.  Cheesy
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« Reply #109 on: March 30, 2012, 02:56:06 PM »

I was hoping someone else would do it for me, and so I searched and found it and here it is.  Cheesy

Sorry no one else did  Smiley
Thank you for the trouble.
If it is okay with you, I'll post the same at CAF.
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« Reply #110 on: March 30, 2012, 03:14:44 PM »

I was hoping someone else would do it for me, and so I searched and found it and here it is.  Cheesy

I am reminded of a saying about: Anybody, Nobody, Somebody, and Everybody. Some years back I used to see such sayings adorned a  number of office walls in the city.

   " An important job had to be done and Everybody was sure that Somebody would do it. Anybody could have done it, but Nobody did it. Somebody got angry about that because it was Everybody’s job. Everybody thought that Anybody could do it, but Nobody realized that Everybody wouldn’t do it. It ended up that Everybody blamed Somebody when Nobody did what Anybody could have done." !  Grin
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« Reply #111 on: March 30, 2012, 03:33:08 PM »

I was hoping someone else would do it for me, and so I searched and found it and here it is.  Cheesy

Sorry no one else did  Smiley
Thank you for the trouble.
If it is okay with you, I'll post the same at CAF.
Thanks again.

Feel free! I just didn't want to type it up at the moment, that's all. Cheesy
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