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Hearts and vinegar – a taste of St. Francis de Sales in Benedict XVI’s Spe salvi

In the traditional Roman calendar, today is the Feast of St. Francis de Sales, Bishop and Doctor.   He was a great warrior for the Church in the face of the Protestant Revolt. According to the Louis de la Rivière in … Continue reading

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WDTPRS – 3rd Sunday of Easter (Novus Ordo): a candle is honey sweet summons

This Sunday, in the Novus Ordo calendar, is called the 3rd Sunday of Easter. Let’s have a look at the Collect. This Sunday’s Collect, it seems to me, reflects a conscious attempt on the part of Holy Church to remind … Continue reading

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Peace bee with you.

Not since the Barbarini will there have been so many bees around the Pope. This is from VIS: BEES FOR THE PONTIFICAL FARMS AT CASTELGANDOLFO VATICAN CITY, 20 SEP 2011 (VIS) – As part of its initiatives to mark the … Continue reading

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sweeeeeet….

Bees are interesting critters.  In the ancient world they were thought to reproduce parthenogenetically.   Therefore, in the early Church, bees were a symbol of virginity and purity.  Because of the honey they produce, they were sometimes associated with eloquence.  Hagiographical … Continue reading

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