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PRAYERCAzT: The Lorica of St. Patrick

The Latin word loríca (note the accent… lo-REE-ka) means “a leather cuirass; a defense of any kind; a breastwork, parapet”.  In effect, it means “armor”.  It has come to be associated with a prayer attributed to St. Patrick (+ 5th c.) … Continue reading

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SWISS GUARD AMOUR PROJECT: New photos from the swearing in ceremony!

Today was the annual ceremony for the swearing in of the new Swiss Guards.   Imagine what goes through their minds as they swear, with their hands raised in the sign of the Most Holy Trinity, to protect the Roman … Continue reading

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ACTION ITEM COMPLETED: Custom breastplate for Swiss Guard being made!

UPDATE: Hurray!  You did it.  I am removing the donation button.  But if you are still eager to donate something… there’s always my button on the sidebar! Apparently the last donation was pretty large and it put them well over … Continue reading

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