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Offline Stefano

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Hello!
« on: January 02, 2019, 04:43:09 PM »
Greetings everyone,

I discovered this forum a few months ago and lurked for quite some time before opting to make an account. I am a Catholic convert from Ontario, Canada. Looking forward to rousing dicussion with everyone.

Pax,
Stefano
 
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Re: Hello!
« Reply #1 on: January 02, 2019, 06:06:21 PM »
Welcome to the forum! We have a few great posters here from our fine neighbor to the north: Wisconsin, Michigan, and now Ontario! I am a proud American :canada:
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"Bear in mind that the more the enemy assaults you, God is closer to your soul." --St. Padre Pio
 
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Re: Hello!
« Reply #2 on: January 02, 2019, 06:08:05 PM »
 :toth:
"It's so lonely 'round the fields of Athenry"
 
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Re: Hello!
« Reply #3 on: January 02, 2019, 07:47:13 PM »
Greetings everyone,

I discovered this forum a few months ago and lurked for quite some time before opting to make an account. I am a Catholic convert from Ontario, Canada. Looking forward to rousing dicussion with everyone.

Pax,
Stefano

Welcome, Stefano! :cheer: Happy New Year 2019 & Blessings!  :pray3:
 

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Re: Hello!
« Reply #4 on: January 03, 2019, 08:19:22 AM »
Thank you all for the warm welcome! I look forward to being part of this community.
 
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Re: Hello!
« Reply #5 on: January 03, 2019, 11:20:27 AM »
Welcome to the forum!  :cheeseheadbeer:
"The World Must Conform to Our Lord and not He to it." Rev. Dennis Fahey CSSP

"My brothers, all of you, if you are condemned to see the triumph of evil, never applaud it. Never say to evil: you are good; to decadence: you are progess; to death: you are life. Sanctify yourselves in the times wherein God has placed you; bewail the evils and the disorders which God tolerates; oppose them with the energy of your works and your efforts, your life uncontaminated by error, free from being led astray, in such a way that having lived here below, united with the Spirit of the Lord, you will be admitted to be made but one with Him forever and ever: But he who is joined to the Lord is one in spirit." Cardinal Pie of Potiers
 
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Re: Hello!
« Reply #6 on: January 03, 2019, 04:45:34 PM »
Welcome!
Wie dein Sonntag, so dein Sterbetag.

I am not altogether on anybody's side, because nobody is altogether on my side.  ~Treebeard, LOTR

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Re: Hello!
« Reply #7 on: January 29, 2019, 04:34:57 PM »
I thought I would be a maverick and fill out the questionairre

What brings you to SD?


I have been a traditional Catholic since my conversion, and I discovered this forum through some internet browsing.

Are you a member of other Internet fora?  If so, care to mention which one(s)?

Negative.

Why did you choose your username and avatar?

Stefano is my middle name and confirmation name.

What is your state of life - single, married, religious, or still discerning?

Discerning.

Whereabouts do you live "in real life"? (be as specific or as general as you wish!)

East York, Ontario, Canada

Favorite books?

The collected works of Dionysius the Areopagite and Dante's Divine Comedy are up there.

Favorite movies?

2001: A Space Odyessy, Alien and Videodrome

Favorite TV shows?

N/A

Favorite sports/teams

N/A

Have any hobbies?

Cooking, reading and music

Pet peeves:

When the congregation says the server's parts at a low mass

Fun random fact about yourself:


Convert from Atheism at the age of 22 through Neoplatonic philosophy.
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Re: Hello!
« Reply #8 on: January 29, 2019, 06:47:35 PM »
Stefano,
 we share the same "pet peeve"; although I cannot say that it is my "Pet" peeve, it certainly does provoke me to distraction.
What in Neoplatonic Philosophy converted you?
"The World Must Conform to Our Lord and not He to it." Rev. Dennis Fahey CSSP

"My brothers, all of you, if you are condemned to see the triumph of evil, never applaud it. Never say to evil: you are good; to decadence: you are progess; to death: you are life. Sanctify yourselves in the times wherein God has placed you; bewail the evils and the disorders which God tolerates; oppose them with the energy of your works and your efforts, your life uncontaminated by error, free from being led astray, in such a way that having lived here below, united with the Spirit of the Lord, you will be admitted to be made but one with Him forever and ever: But he who is joined to the Lord is one in spirit." Cardinal Pie of Potiers
 

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Re: Hello!
« Reply #9 on: January 29, 2019, 09:14:45 PM »
"Dionysius the Areopagite"

Tell us more about this.
 

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Re: Hello!
« Reply #10 on: January 30, 2019, 08:36:47 AM »
Stefano,
 we share the same "pet peeve"; although I cannot say that it is my "Pet" peeve, it certainly does provoke me to distraction.
What in Neoplatonic Philosophy converted you?

It certainly provokes to distraction, I agree. Knowing that I have not many other choices, I am trying my best to not allow it to break me from the celebration of the Mass. It shall be an ongoing process, of course.

At first I was reading (and struggling) with Plotinus - as anyone who labours to read his clunky works can perhaps attest, and then moved on to Porphory, finally settling with Iambilchus as my "favourite" philosopher. After my interest in the Church came to be, I decided to look into Early Christian Neoplatonists, a subject I previously considered verbotten, as I was especially keen on Porphory's antichristian writings.

"Dionysius the Areopagite"

Tell us more about this.

In trying to know more about the faith from a purly philosophical route I tried to find correspondance between revelation and my preexisting love for Neoplatonic Metaphysics. For some reason I could not "uncover" what I was looking for in Origen or Clement of Alexandria, and fell into reading secondary sources, where I came across Dionysius the Areopagite. Still believing that he was, in fact, the converted member of the Athenian council from Acts, I jumped right into him. I saw a converted pagan like him being someone whose authority I would be able to "get".

Reading "The Mystical Theology" was where everything fell into place for me. I could -finally- comprehend revelation and the faith in a way that did not seem natural or forced. Through his references, I actually started to read Sacred Scripture and look into the Dogmas of the Faith, which eventually led me to meeting with a Priest at a local Parish. About a year after starting to meet with said priest, I was in the RCIA program.

I am always trying to re-read his works as a result of this.

 
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