Saint King Henry 12 July 2017

Feastday: July 13 Patron of the childless, of Dukes, of the handicapped and those rejected by Religious Order Death: 1024 St. Henry, son of Henry, Duke of Bavaria, and of Gisella, daughter of Conrad, King of Burgundy, was born in 972. He received an excellent education under the care of St. Wolfgang, Bishop of Ratisbon. In 995, [...]

Remainder 3rd week of Lent March2017

I apologise for being tardy with my Lenten links but have not been at all well this week and have hardly been online at all. Here are the links up until Saturday. 2 Third Wednesday of Lent: Cultivate a Peaceful Heart “Do not think that I have come to abolish the law or the prophets; [...]

Ash Wednesday posted March 2017

Ash Wednesday marks the onset of the Lent, the 40-day period of fasting and abstinence. It is also known as the 'Day of Ashes'. So called because on that day at church the faithful have their foreheads marked with ashes in the shape of a cross. The name 'Day of Ashes' comes from "Dies Cinerum" [...]

A Freeing Experience

Admitting you are a sinner frees you from having to keep up appearances, it frees you from having to be right all the time, it gives you the humility to be able to drop your own agenda and simply adopt Jesus Christ’s. It is also the only honest self-assessment that a human being can have, [...]

The upside down cross

The Petrine Cross

The playground

The upside down crosswas originally a Christian symbol of humility when St Peter asked to be crucified upside down because he felt as though he was not worthy to be crucified in the same way as Jesus. It was called the Petrine cross.

FromAskHistorians Cross of St. Peters

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22nd August Saint of the Day Pope Pius X

Pope Pius X is perhaps best remembered for his encouragement of the frequent reception of Holy Communion, especially by children. Listen to this here  The second of 10 children in a poor Italian family, Joseph Sarto became Pius X at 68, one of the 20th century’s greatest popes. Ever mindful of his humble origin, he [...]