Glimpses of the Church Fathers, edited by Claire Russell
In recent years there has been a growing awareness among lay people of the importance of Tradition within the Catholic Church. A primary source of this Tradition is the collection of what the Fathers of the Church had to say in Her early history.
In this Volume you will find.
The actual writings of the Church Fathers.
A Selection of writings which covers a wide range of topics
All presented in easily readable units.
“There can be no true formation of Christian understanding without constantly drawing on the tradition of our Fathers in the faith….The Fathers of the Church did not cease to meditate upon the Mystery of Christ and to seek to transmit to their contemporaries what they themselves received…They were the first theologians, for they were able to examine the Mystery of Christ by drawing on ideas borrowed from the thought of their time, formulating them with no hesitation to give them a universal meaning.”– St Pope John Paul II, Address, 1993
It is the hope of Pope Benedict XVI that “the Fathers of the Church…become a stable point of reference for all Church theologians” and for “a renewed commitment to recover the heritage of wisdom of the holy Fathers. The result can only be a vital enrichment of their ideas, even on the problems of our own times”(Letter, 2007)
Building Something Beautiful For God –
To Last A Thousand Years
Our Lady of Clear Creek Abbey is a Benedictine community belonging to the Solesmes Congregation and, like other monasteries of the Solesmes Congregation, is to be counted among the institutes entirely ordered towards contemplation. It was founded in 1999 from the Abbey of Our Lady of Fontgombault in France and is located in the Diocese of Tulsa, Oklahoma. Clear Creek became an abbey in 2010 and counts 55 monks, who devote themselves to God alone in the hidden life, in silence and solitude, in constant prayer and willing penance.
After twenty years of existence, we are happy, by the grace of God, to have completed two large buildings and a sizable portion of our abbatial church. We started building the “Chapter House” to accommodate the growing number of monks and provide a Sacristy, Infirmary, classrooms and the Chapter itself. Please help us continue this arduous, but important work for the glory of God.
Our Lady of Clear Creek Abbey
5804 W Monastery Road
Hulbert, OK 74441-5698
Phone (918) 772-2454