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The bones of St. Augustine

Yesterday, I posted about the bones of St. Monnica, the mother of St. Augustine of Hippo.  Today we move to the mortal remains of her sainted son.
Augustine died on 28 August 430.
Sometime before the early 8th century, Augustine’s remains were … Continue reading

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Benedict XVI’s sermon for the Easter Vigil

Pope Benedict’s sermon for the Vigil of Easter with extra paragraph breaks and my emphases and comments:
Dear Brothers and Sisters,
The liturgical celebration of the Easter Vigil makes use of two eloquent signs. First there is the fire that becomes … Continue reading

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Benedict XIV

After the time I spent in a course from the Congregation for Causes of Saints, my fingers – mainly from muscle memory I think – tend to type Benedict XIV instead of Benedict XVI.
Here is a wonderful painting of Papa … Continue reading

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