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Faith Seeking Understanding Lenten Reflection Series

Here is the schedule of topics for the Wednesdays in Lent. We'll discuss the Father of the Church guided by Pope Bendict's reflections, Aquilina's guide and add a dash of church and world history, art, and theology. It should be fun and informative. The "reading lite" column is for those who don't have the time or interest to read all the chapters.

Church Fathers From Clement of Rome to Augustine, Pope Benedict XVI. Ignatius Press, 2008.

Companion Guide to Pope Benedict’s The Fathers, Mike Aquilina.  Our Sunday Visitor, 2008.




Reading Lite

February 24

The Beginnings of the Church

Aquilina,  pp. 7-28

Benedict, pp. 7-20


March 3

Apologists and Martyrs

Aquilina, pp. 29-44

Benedict, pp. 21-52


March 10

The Peace of the Church

Aquilina, pp. 45-60

Benedict, pp. 22-96

Athanasius of Alexandria

March 17

The Christian Empire

Aquilina, pp. 61-72

Benedict, pp.  97-121

John Chrysostom

March 24

Order in the Midst of Chaos

Aquilina, pp. 73-88

Benedict, pp. 122-166



We’ll gather in the St. Michael’s Media Room in the school at 7:00 PM. Call to reserve a copy of both books; $20 donation requested.