Daily Archives: 8 December 2016

Blind woman healed by contact with relics and priestly prayers

This is a great story. When I wrote about St. Gianna, I offered some points about miracles. I hereby put to you several points to consider, any of which might serve as a starting point for comments below: Saints are presented … Continue reading

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Hail, thou holy Throne of God

From the 3rd Nocturn of Matins: V. Grant, Lord, a blessing. Benediction. May the Gospel’s holy lection be our safety and protection. Amen. Reading 7 From the Holy Gospel according to Luke Luke 1:26-28 In that time, the angel Gabriel … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Blog!

On 8 December 2005, I posted this photo.  This blog project began. Today is the 11th anniversary of this blog. This photo was a shot from my apartment window in Rome on the evening of the day Pope Benedict was … Continue reading

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