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VIDEO: WWII – Shipboard Mass – 12 Feb 1945 before Iwo Jima

Iwo Jima - 7000 killed, 20,000 wounded, probably included some of these men.
This is some footage of a Mass on board LST-782, a Landing Ship – Tank.
Note the movement of the ship.
It was Mardis Gras that day.  One week later the … Continue reading

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On this day in 1945…

On this day in 1945, Marines from 3rd Platoon, E Company, 2nd Battalion, 28th Regiment, 5th Division of the United States Marines Corps raised the American flag on the summit of the 500′ high Mount Suribachi on Iwo Jima.
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GUEST POST: “si fuerint peccata vestra ut coccinum…”

The great Roman Fabrizio sent me a photo of Marines on Iwo Jima’s Mt. Suribachi at Mass,  His commentary follows.

It’s so harrrrd to kneel for Holy Communion, especially if the air-conditioning isn’t working at the “Eucharistic gathering” during the diocesan … Continue reading

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