Tag Archives: Tears of St. Lawrence

Prelude to the Tears of St. Lawrence

From Spaceweather: PERSEID FIREBALLS: Earth is entering a stream of debris from Comet Swift-Tuttle, source of the annual Perseid meteor shower. Peak rates of 100+ meteors per hour are expected next week when Earth approaches the heart of the debris … Continue reading

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Vigil of the Tears of St Lawrence

Today is the Vigil of St. Lawrence, in the older, traditional Roman calendar, replete with purple vestments. Before our feasts we Catholics do some penance. What this also means, however, is that it is time for the annual Perseid Meteor … Continue reading

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Are you going to take your children out to look at meteors?

Are you going to take your children out to look at meteors?  Think about it. You can tell them the true story of St. Lawrence and the myth of Perseus as you watch them. My favorite memory of watching the … Continue reading

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The Tears of St. Lawrence are still flowing

Did you know that the annual Perseid Meteor Shower is nicknamed "The Tears of St. Lawrence"?  The shower occurs every year around the feast of the grate … great Saint as Mother Earth zooms through a cloud of debris deposited … Continue reading

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