Daily Archives: 8 December 2016

Blind woman healed by contact with relics and priestly prayers

This is a great story.

When I wrote about St. Gianna, I offered some points about miracles.
I hereby put to you several points to consider, any of which might serve as a starting point for comments below:

Saints are presented to us … Continue reading

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Hail, thou holy Throne of God

From the 3rd Nocturn of Matins:
V. Grant, Lord, a blessing.
Benediction. May the Gospel’s holy lection be our safety and protection. Amen.
Reading 7
From the Holy Gospel according to Luke
Luke 1:26-28
In that time, the angel Gabriel was sent from God into a … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Blog!

On 8 December 2005, I posted this photo.  This blog project began.
Today is the 11th anniversary of this blog.

This photo was a shot from my apartment window in Rome on the evening of the day Pope Benedict was elected.
I started … Continue reading

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ADVENTCAzT 12: “You are the royal door for the heavenly King…”

Here is ADVENTCAzT 12, for Thursday of the 2nd Week of Advent, Immaculate Conception.
Today features a lovely hymn.
These 5 minute offerings, to help you prepare for the upcoming feast as well as for your own, personal, meeting with the Lord, … Continue reading

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