The “Tenchi” – sacred text of the Kakure Kirishitan (3 of 3)

Here is my final post about the “Tenchi.” I hope you all have enjoyed these posts relating to this interesting text. I do recommend everyone grabbing the book, The Beginning of Heaven and Earth by Christal Whelan and doing a full read of the Tenchi for yourself. Well worth it! Book 9, Up Karuwaryu Hill,Continue reading “The “Tenchi” – sacred text of the Kakure Kirishitan (3 of 3)”

The “Tenchi” – sacred text of the Kakure Kirishitan (2 of 3)

Part 2 (of 3) of my posts regarding the “Tenchi”, the sacred book of the hidden Christians of Japan, aka, the Kakure Kirishitan. Book 5, The Tribulations of Santa Maruya, is quite long and begins with Maruya (Mary) arriving home to her parents and they find her pregnant. Being unmarried and pregnant, they are angryContinue reading “The “Tenchi” – sacred text of the Kakure Kirishitan (2 of 3)”

The “Tenchi” – sacred text of the Kakure Kirishitan (1 of 3)

Awhile back, I fell down the rabbit hole of the Kakure Kirishitans, aka, Japan’s Hidden Christians. While a simple blog post can not begin to go into detail about this group, I will give a brief run down. In 1549, the Jesuit missionary St. Francis Xavier introduced Catholicism to Japan. Over the next half century,Continue reading “The “Tenchi” – sacred text of the Kakure Kirishitan (1 of 3)”

Mary Magdalene in the “Speculum Sacerdotale” (2 of 2)

Here is the second (and final) part of the Mary Magdalene story from the “Speculum Sacerdotale“. As I have mentioned before, I’m not a professional, so if there are errors, I do apologize. Please keep in mind that the medieval Mary Magdalene would also take on the contributes of other women/Marys of the bible. AndContinue reading “Mary Magdalene in the “Speculum Sacerdotale” (2 of 2)”

Mary Magdalene in the “Speculum Sacerdotale” (1 of 2)

My medieval translations continue, this time from the fifteenth century collection of sermons titled the “Speculum Sacerdotale.” This modernization was a bit more tricky but I think I was able to get the point across, for the most part. I decided to split this up into two different blog posts. Like the Golden Legend, thisContinue reading “Mary Magdalene in the “Speculum Sacerdotale” (1 of 2)”