Category Archives: Just Too Cool

Millennials and chapel veils

The first time I learned of the word “Fashionista” was back in the days of the Catholic Online Forum, when staffers Dawn and Gayle (who made the best, the most beautiful rosaries I’ve ever seen – RIP and prayers for … Continue reading

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Contemplating mysteries in the face of Our Lady of Guadalupe

Gazing at an image crafted by a true master who intended to open us up into mystery can, over time, produce great fruits.
For example, the 6th c. Byzantine icon of The Christ Pantocrator reveals two attitudes, in the two halves … Continue reading

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Fun 2018 Catholic wall calendar

I am not making this up.
I discovered that TAN Books has put out an 2018 wall calendar (including both Ordinary and Extraordinary Form feasts, etc.) called… really…

US HERE – UK HERE
Of course they also have other calendars featuring artwork of … Continue reading

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Relics of St. Francis Xavier to go on tour in….

As I write… US HERE – UK HERE – It seemed appropriate.
In Rome, one visits the Gesù, the great church of the Jesuits (of yore) in the heart of the Centro.  There one venerates the relics of mighty saints, Ignatius and the missionary Francis Xavier.
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Your Good News

Do you have good news for the elevation and edification of the readership?  Let us know.
Here’s a piece of good news.
I had an email from the head of the Latin Liturgy Association in these USA.  He sent me to a PDF … Continue reading

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INTERNET PRAYER UPDATE: ICELANDIC!

I’t a banner day when I get a new language!
New readers here may not know that The Internet Prayer, which I wrote in Latin a zillion years ago now, has been put into many languages. I have gathered all … Continue reading

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Just Too Cool! Voyager fires its thrusters for the first time in 37 years.

Recently I re-watched the movie The Martian, which is also a novel.  [US HERE – UK HERE  I understand that the author has a new book out.] I find it inspiring.
We  encounter challenges.  We work the problems.  We face our … Continue reading

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Your RORATE MASSES

Some of you have written asking about “Rorate Masses” during Advent.
This is a beautiful custom whereby Mass is celebrated illuminated only by candlelight. They are usually before dawn.
The Mass is a Votive Mass of the Blessed Virgin, and so it … Continue reading

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FOLLOW UP: Traditional Confirmations in Madison

On Tuesday 28 November in Madison, the Extraordinary Ordinary confirmed using the traditional Roman Rite.  There were quite a few confirmands.  We had people from Kansas, Minnesota, Maryland and North Carolina along with folks from area.
We started with a Solemn … Continue reading

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VIDEO for your Just Too Cool file – supercomputer simulation of past year’s hurricane season

At APOD I saw this amazing video and I can’t but share it.
Explanation: Where do hurricanes go? To better understand dangerous storms, NASA compiled data from several satellites into a supercomputer simulation of this past year’s hurricane season. Specifically, the featured … Continue reading

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27 Nov – Feast of Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal

Toward the back of our venerable 1962 Missale Romanum there are Mass formularies for special feasts. Today, for example, we find Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal.
Our Lady appeared to a Sister of Charity of the Rue du Bac in … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving Leftovers, Friday, and YOU

On this Friday after Thanks giving, you might want to review these oldie posts:

 QUAERITUR: Dispensation for Americans to eat meat on Friday after Thanksgiving?
QUAERITUR: Clarity about Pius XII’s cool Thanksgiving Friday indult
ASK FATHER: Does the Thanksgiving Friday Indult apply to … Continue reading

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“The ‘uniform’ clued her in to what was happening.”

From a reader:
I wanted to let you know of something beautiful that happened just before my mother Alice passed away three weeks ago.  [Let us all pray for Alice and her family.  “Eternal rest grant…”]
Suffice it to say that she … Continue reading

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Congratulations to Elizabeth and Philip #70thweddinganniversary

Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip… 70th wedding anniversary today.

That’s wonderful.  May all marriages be enduring.

I read that the bells of Westminster Abbey would peel for 3 hours today in their honor.  HERE
 
 

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Remembrance Day

In these USA we have observed Armistice Day, commemorating the 11th day of the 11th month when, at the 11 hour, 99 years ago, hostilities ceased and WWI closed. This coincides with US Veteran’s Day and UK Remembrance Day. … Continue reading

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