Daily Archives: February 10, 2011

No Religious Freedom in Turkey: Christian Monastery dispossessed

Dayro d-Mor Gabriel (The Monastery of St. Gabriel), founded in 397, is the oldest surviving Syriac Orthodox monastery in the world. It is located on the Tur Abdin plateau near Midyat in the Mardin Province in Southeastern Turkey, the motherland … Continue reading

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Feast of St. Scholastica – Sister of St. Benedict.

Today, February 10th is the day that the Catholic Church  remembers  St. Scholastica, a nun who was the twin sister of St. Benedict, the “father of monasticism” in Western Europe. Benedict and Scholastica  were born around 480 to a Roman … Continue reading

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