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WDTPRS: Exaltation of the Cross … and kingly herbs … and BASIL EMERITUS!

Today is the Feast of the Exaltation of the Cross.  The feast commemorates the discovery, as tradition has it under sweet basil herb bushes, of the Holy Cross by Emperor Constantine’s mother St Helena in AD 325 in Jerusalem as … Continue reading

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Of Friday and festive penitential Pesto fit for a King

It may be the Feast of the Exaltation of the Cross, but it is also a Friday.  Festive penance is in order.  Or, if you prefer, penitential festivity. A fine meal for a Friday with a feast such as the … Continue reading

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WDTPRS: Exaltation of the Cross

This year, the Feast of the Exaltation of the Cross takes precedence over the Ordinary Form calendar’s 24th Sunday of Ordinary Time and over the Extraordinary Form’s 14th Sunday after Pentecost.  Let’s look at the Collects for the Feast of … Continue reading

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Exaltation of the Cross, Summorum Pontificum, Basil Pesto

Tomorrow, 14 September, I think I shall make some fresh pesto tomorrow for the feast of the Exaltation of the Cross… 7th anniversary of Summorum Pontificum. I found this on Vultus Christi: The aromatic herb, basil (Ocimum basilicum) has long … Continue reading

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Now THAT’S Basil!

This is too cool not to post. You might remember that I posted about blessing basil in honor of the Cross?  Basil is from the Greek word for “king”. A priest reader breathing mainly from the Eastern lung sent me … Continue reading

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