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Cappadocian Carnival

Today’s the memorial of Saints Basil and Gregory, the great Cappadocian Fathers of the fourth century. You can listen to me talk with Kris McGregor about St. Basil at Discerning Hearts. I wrote a bit about St. Gregory here. Pope Benedict has dedicated four beautiful audience talks to these two men. Pope John Paul II wrote an apostolic letter, Patres Ecclesiae, on St. Basil alone — but it hasn’t been translated into English yet. (Any takers?)

I wrote the article on St. Basil for volume 3 of the Encyclopedia of Catholic Social Thought, which is due out in March from Rowman and Littlefield.

Jeff Ziegler gives us these links:

— St. Basil the Great (379).
— St. Gregory Nazianzen (c. 389).
— Selected works of the saints.
— Pope Benedict XVI: General audiences on the saints (July and August 2007).
— Blessed John Henry Newman’s writings on the saints.
— Today’s readings at Mass: 1 Jn. 2:22-28; Ps. 98:1-4; Jn. 1:19-28.
— Francisco de Herrera, St Basil Dictating His Doctrine (c. 1639).