Category Archives: Just Too Cool

INTERNET PRAYER: ILOCO

A long time ago, I wrote a prayer for people to use before they got online and used the internet. Originally composed in Latin, it has been translated into many languages (sometimes more than once).
My page with all the translations … Continue reading

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Friday 3 April AD 33 – Lunar and Solar Eclipses as Christ died on the Cross

The fellow who made the video about the Star of Bethlehem (a compelling argument, I might add), also did some research about what happened in the heavens on Good Friday.
Let’s break it down.
Passover begins on the 14th day of the … Continue reading

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Very Cool Blue Angels Video

I had to share this video with you.

This video reminds me of my days as a Navy pilot, before my all too short astronaut career. These days I don’t experience the same level of g-forces during the consecration. And … Continue reading

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Spem in allium

Some garlicky notes for this Holy Week.
First, at BBC an ancient recipe made new.
1,000-year-old onion and garlic eye remedy kills MRSA
A 1,000-year-old treatment for eye infections could hold the key to killing antibiotic-resistant superbugs, experts have said.
Scientists recreated a 9th … Continue reading

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Just Too Cool: Time Lapse video of decorating a church for Easter

This is pretty spiffy, from St. John Cantius in Chicago!

39 views as I post this.

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20 March: Total Eclipse of the Sun AND Aurora Borealis

From SpaceWeather:
ARCTIC ECLIPSE: On March 20th, the first day of northern spring, Arctic sky watchers could witness something rare and wonderful:  Northern Lights during a total eclipse of the sun.  Earth’s magnetic field is reverberating from a CME strike on … Continue reading

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Preparing future officers of the Church Militant and New Evangelization

A couple of nice TLM photos.
His Excellency Robert C. Morlino, Bishop of Madison, celebrating Holy Mass in the Extraordinary Form for seminarians at Mount St. Mary Seminary. The diocese has seminarians in formation there.

 
Preparing future officers of the Church Militant. … Continue reading

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Veyron’s successor?

I believe you know that I am still in mourning over the production of the last Bugatti Veyron. HERE
However, one of you alert readers sent me a piece from Car and Driver about the next Bugatti project. HERE
Chiton
Perpend:
Bugatti decided that … Continue reading

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4 March 1865: Lincoln’s 2nd Inaugural Address

A friend dropped a note to me:
Today is the 150th Anniversary of Lincoln’s Second Inaugural Address!  I just reread it.  I think it’s the finest writing (so far) in American English.  Perhaps it’s worthy of a blog post?
I seem to recall … Continue reading

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Spectacular video of Mont Saint-Michel

A New Advent I saw a wonderful video with footage taken in part via drone of Mont St Michel off the coast of France.
It says by way of introduction:
After the construction of a raised causeway in 1859, Mont … Continue reading

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