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Hearts and Vinegar – A sweet and sour taste of St. Francis de Sales in Benedict XVI’s Spe salvi

In the traditional Roman calendar, today is the Feast of St. Francis de Sales, Bishop and Doctor.   He was a great warrior for the Church in the face of the Protestant Revolt. According to the Louis de la Rivière in … Read More

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WDTPRS – 3rd Sunday of Easter (Novus Ordo): a candle is honey sweet summons

This Sunday, in the Novus Ordo calendar, is called the 3rd Sunday of Easter. Let’s have a look at the Collect. This Sunday’s Collect, it seems to me, reflects a conscious attempt on the part of Holy Church to remind … Read More

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Peace bee with you.

Not since the Barbarini will there have been so many bees around the Pope. This is from VIS: BEES FOR THE PONTIFICAL FARMS AT CASTELGANDOLFO VATICAN CITY, 20 SEP 2011 (VIS) – As part of its initiatives to mark the … Read More

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sweeeeeet….

Bees are interesting critters.  In the ancient world they were thought to reproduce parthenogenetically.   Therefore, in the early Church, bees were a symbol of virginity and purity.  Because of the honey they produce, they were sometimes associated with eloquence.  Hagiographical … Read More

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