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The Feast of St. Peter Damian: A Window to the Past

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The Feast of St. Peter Damian: A Window to the Past

Post  otremer6 on Sat Feb 23, 2013 2:41 pm

Edit: today is the feast of St. Peter Damian, the great reformer who authored the book "Liber Gomorrhianus” and presided in his office during a time of great reforms as well as tribulations. Along with the Feast of the Chair of St. Peter, it provides a a parallel, a back drop and historical prospective in the face of current events which all too many feel are unprecedented, if not apocalyptic.

During St. Peter Damian’s time, Benedict IX resigned his office to St. Peter's friend, the brilliant John Gratian. After abdicating in penitence, the very troublesome and corrupt Benedict IX entered the seclusion of the monastery of Grottaferrata. Here’s an excerpt from Catholic Encyclopedia:

http://www.eponymousflower.blogspot.com/2013/02/the-feast-of-st-peter-damian-window-to.html

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