Daily Archives: 18 December 2016

The Blood of San Gennaro

On Saturday early I got a text message from a friend in Italy that, in Naples, San Gennaro’s blood did not liquify on one of the dates that it was… supposed to.
Now I see the story at La Stampa.
The blood of … Continue reading

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I had a note the other day.  It included a frustrated phrase and list:
Steamroller. That’s the right image. Exaltation and exaggeration of Amoris, feckless bishops, seminarian repressions renewed, undermining Summorum, synod idolization, devolution danger, homosexuals, deaconesses, intercomnunion hucksters, admiration of Luther, global … Continue reading

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I received some sad news today.  The woman who made the most beautiful rosaries I have ever seen or used died, under tough circumstances.
I spoke with her daughter tonight and told her that I would ask for prayers.  I ask … Continue reading

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WDTPRS – 4th Sunday of Advent (TLM): Mass is a glimpse of heaven

We are drawing close, though because Christmas falls on Sunday we still have a week to go.
Excita, quaesumus, Domine, potentiam tuam, et veni: et magna nobis virtute succurre; ut, per auxilium gratiae tuae, quod nostra peccata praepediunt, indulgentia tuae … Continue reading

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ADVENTCAzT 22: Those who feel they cannot have faith anymore

Here is ADVENTCAzT 22, for the 4th Sunday of Advent.
Those who love God do not protest, whatever He may ask of them.
These 5 minute offerings, to help you prepare for the upcoming feast as well as for your own, personal, meeting … Continue reading

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