Can you remember what happens in chapter 29 of the Acts of the Apostles?
Don’t feel too bad if you can’t. It’s a trick question: The Book of Acts ends with chapter 28. After all, the Book of Acts is just what the title tells us it is. It’s a description of the way the Holy Spirit worked through the first apostles, a story that begins with Peter in Jerusalem and ends with Paul in Rome. But the stories of the Spirit don’t end with the last chapter of Acts. They continue in the lives of the Fathers of the Church. Francis of Assisi and Bridget of Sweden continued the story. So too did Teresa of Avila, Francis de Sales, and Dorothy Day. And so do we. We are all the authors of Acts 29.
Now the “acts” that we do may not be recorded in the Scriptures or in the annals of…
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