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8 May: Indulgence – Supplication to O.L. of Pompeii

There is a beautiful tradition for this day (often right at 1200 noon).  Once upon a time one could obtain this day a plenary indulgence by reciting the Supplication to the Madonna of Pompeii.  The other day for this is the … Continue reading

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8 May: Indulgence – Supplication to O.L. of Pompeii

There is a beautiful tradition for this day (often right at 1200 noon).  Once upon a time one could obtain this day a plenary indulgence by reciting the Supplication to the Madonna of Pompeii.  The other day for this is … Continue reading

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A portentous day

Late in the day, but on this day in ancient history:

72 A.D. — martyrdom of Bartholomew at Albanopolis
79 A.D. — Vesuvius erupts, burying Pompeii, Herculaneum and Stabiae
410 A.D. — Alaric sacks Rome

Quite a portentous day, isn’t it?

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Vesuvius A.D. 79: How the people in Pompeii died.

Biretta tip to rogueclassicism, which directed me to an article about how the people in Pompeii died during the famous eruption of Vesuvius.  There is a scholarly article called "Lethal Thermal Impact at Periphery of Pyroclastic Surges: Evidences at Pompeii" … Continue reading

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