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Painting of the Week: Apparition of St. Francis at Arles

This painting by Fra Angelico was part of the predella that belonged to a triptych of the Madonna and Child with Four Saints (known as the Compagnia di San Francesco Altarpiece), assigned to the convent of Santa Croce in Florence. [Read more…]

Run Toward the Fatherland

By Oliver Davies, excerpted from this month’s free Catholic book.

It is natural for travelers to hurry on to their homeland; it is natural too that they should experience anxiety on the roadway and peace when they arrive home. And so we too who are on the road should hasten on, for the whole of our life is like one day’s journey. Our first duty is to love nothing here, but to love the things above, to desire the things above, to relish the things above and to seek our home there, for the fatherland is where our Father is. [Read more…]

How We Use Verbum: Andrew Curtis and Original Language Studies

Editor’s note: Andrew Curtis wrote this shortly before moving on to other pursuits. While no longer a Verbum employee, he remains an enthusiastic Verbum user.

This is the third in a series on how Verbum employees use the software in their daily lives and studies. 

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Andrew Curtis, former production manager, Content Innovation Team

Verbum member since 2015

Base packages: Verbum 8 Gold [Read more…]

Verbum to Cosponsor Conference in Rome: Jesus and the Pharisees

The team behind Verbum Catholic Study Software will play an active role in the Pontifical Biblical Institute’s upcoming international conference.

Verbum Catholic Study Software will be cosponsoring the upcoming international conference, Jesus and the Pharisees: An Interdisciplinary Reappraisal. The event takes place May 7–9, 2019 in Rome, Italy, at the Pontifical Biblical Institute (a.k.a., the Biblicum). [Read more…]

How We Use Verbum: Isaiah Hoogendyk and Researching Dogmas of the Faith

This is the second in a series on how Verbum employees use the software in their daily lives and studies.

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Isaiah Hoogendyk, Biblical Data Engineer

Verbum member since 2011

Base packages: Verbum 8 Gold [Read more…]

5 Ways Verbum Helps Any Catholic Go Deeper in the Faith

If someone wants to renew their love for Scripture, challenge themselves to grow spiritually, and revel in the awe-inspiring character of God, there’s no substitute for studying the Mind of the Church. [Read more…]

How We Use Verbum: Angela Lott and Preparing for the Weekly Gospel Reading

This is the first in a series on how Verbum employees use the software in their daily lives and studies. [Read more…]

What’s New in Verbum 8 Libraries?

Verbum 8 was released to the world at the end of October, and in addition to packing Verbum with brand-new features, we also gave the various base package libraries a significant overhaul—from Starter all the way up to Portfolio.

And I was the one to build them.

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What We Read This Month: Highlights from the Verbum Team

Every month two members of the Verbum team share what they read and watched in Verbum and around the web.

Donald Antenen, Verbum Marketing Manager:

This month I used Verbum for research while writing Catholic New Year’s resolutions. That meant a lot of time in the Catechism and related Church documents. I also enjoyed Advent reading from the Daughters of Saint Paul devotional Advent Grace and Pope Benedict XVI’s The Blessing of Christmas.

Pope Benedict is rightly understood as a brilliant theologian and intellectual, but the tenderness and beauty of his writing are often overlooked. They ought not to be. [Read more…]

Should I Choose a Feature Upgrade or Complete Upgrade?

There are several ways to get your hands on Verbum 8, the newest version of Verbum, but which one is right for you?

If you already own Verbum and are looking to upgrade to 8, read on. In this post, I explain differences between a feature upgrade and a complete upgrade—and why you might prefer one over the other. [Read more…]

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