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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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St. Bartholomew, Apostle and a menu suggestion

I have an affection for today’s saint not only for the way in which he died (a way of being treated familiar to many priests of more traditional leaning) but also because my first ecclesiastical office was … Continue reading

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