Thank You, Pope Benedict

February 14, 2013

 

And with that, I can finally end my attempts at keeping this blog alive. It’s far too difficult and I’ve lost interest in the Church anyway. Even though I will be watching the conclave very very closely.

 

Farewell readers!

Assumpta Est Maria

August 15, 2012

Pray for us O holy Mother of God, that we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ. 

 

Dominican Rite

August 8, 2012

In use since ~1256 AD.

January 28, 2012 (Feast of St Thomas Aquinas), offered at St Thomas Aquinas College, California

BBC’s Inside the Medieval Mind

July 31, 2012

How to build a cathedral:

Pure Ugliness

June 11, 2012

Hello again! It’s been a while hasn’t it?

You’ve got to see what the Diocese of St. Petersburg FL has in store for its new cathedral. A complete joke, really really ugly. You can follow the link and view it in hi res but if you have a delicate stomach, you’ve been warned.

UPDATE: You can view the construction process live from this web feed. Pray a rosary for the diocese while you do.

UPDATE: The Flickr image was reposted because of some HILARIOUS comments that were being made about the design. Feel free to go to the updated link and let your inner (charitable) “troll” loose.

POLL (Even though I dont think people read this blog at all anymore):

Domini Cani Conditum MMVII, Vivet Iam Et Permanet!

Te Deum, Pierre Cocherau

November 29, 2011

 

We really ought to sing a Te Deum every day, and acknowledge God for who He is. And to grow in humility and gratitude.

6th Century Christian Artifact

November 8, 2011

This news fromWaPo:

“A tiny, exquisitely made box found on an excavated street in Jerusalem is a token of Christian faith from 1,400 years ago, Israeli archaeologists said Sunday.

An Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA) restorer displays a Byzantine 0.8 by 0.6-inch (2 by 1.5cm) Christian icon box made of bone with a cross carved on the lid in Jerusalem, Sunday, Oct. 30, 2011. The was likely carried by a Christian believer who lost it on one of Jerusalem' s streets around the end of the 6th century A.D. Archaeologist Yana Tchekhanovets of the Israel Antiquities Authority says the box is unique and offers the first archaeological evidence that the use of icons in the Byzantine period was not limited to church ceremonies.

The box, carved from the bone of a cow, horse or camel, decorated with a cross on the lid and measuring only 0.8 inches by 0.6 inches (2 centimeter by 1.5 centimeter), was likely carried by a Christian believer around the end of the 6th century A.D, according to Yana Tchekhanovets of the Israel Antiquities Authority, one of the directors of the dig where the box was found.

When the lid is removed, the remains of two portraits are still visible in paint and gold leaf. The figures, a man and a woman, are probably Christian saints and possibly Jesus and the Virgin Mary.

The box was found in an excavation outside the walls of Jerusalem’ s Old City in the remains of a Byzantine-era thoroughfare, she said. Uncovered two years ago, it was treated by preservation experts and extensively researched before it was unveiled at an archaeological conference last week.

The box is important in part because it offers the first archaeological evidence that the use of icons in the Byzantine period was not limited to church ceremonies, she said.

Part of a similar box was found three decades ago in Jordan, but this is the only well-preserved example to be found so far, she said. Similar icons are still carried today by some Christian believers, especially from the eastern Orthodox churches.

The relic was found in the City of David excavation, a Jerusalem dig named for the biblical monarch believed to have ruled a Jewish kingdom from the site.

The politically sensitive dig is located in what is today the Palestinian neighborhood of Silwan, just outside the Old City walls in east Jerusalem, the section of the holy city captured by Israel in the 1967 Mideast war and claimed by the Palestinians as their capital.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pray For Priests…

May 10, 2011

…who neglect their divine duty! Announcing an up-and-coming project for folks to pray the Divine Office for priests.

Pay them a visit, The Divine Office Project.

History in the Making

May 5, 2011

His feast will be October 22!

Bl. John Paul II, Pray For Us!

May 1, 2011

What a happy day in Christendom! But let us remember a beatification isn’t about the man, but about what God perfected in the man.


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