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Themes in Syriac Spirituality – Seely Beggiani


Maronite Clergy Enrichment Conference
Maronite Seminary
April 17, 2018


Themes in Syriac Spirituality (Outline)
Chorbishop Seely Beggiani

The goal of the spiritual life: “This is true perfection: not to avoid the wicked life because like slaves we servilely fear punishment, nor to do good because we hope for rewards, as if cashing in on the virtuous life by some business-like and contractual arrangement. On the contrary, . . . we regard falling from God’s friendship as the only thing dreadful and we consider becoming God’s friend the only thing worthy of honor and desire.” Gregory of Nyssa, The life of Moses.”

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The Relations of the Holy See and the Maronites from the Papacy of Pope Gregory XIII (1572-1585) to the Synod of Mount Lebanon in 1736


Chorbishop Seely BeggianiChorbishop Seely Beggiani, Rector of Our Lady of Lebanon Maronite Seminary, granted me permission to publish his dissertation entitled The Relations of the Holy See and the Maronites from the Papacy of Pope Gregory XIII (1572-1585) to the Synod of Mount Lebanon in 1736. You can download the pdf file by clicking here.