Tag Archives: Roman Catholic Church

Yes, It is Lonely at the Top

The Two Popes (2019) Pope Benedict: I cannot feel the presence of God. I do not hear His voice, do you understand me? My sister, Anne, recommended that I watch this film. Being PKs, we know only too well that … Continue reading

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Having a “Bash At” Decoding a Mystery

The Atbash Cypher It is probably the oldest and yet simplest of codes: a simple letter substitution, following the instruction, “The first shall be last and the last shall be first.” (Matthew 20:16) The reason for looking at this ancient … Continue reading

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Our Lady of Lourdes

St. Bernadette’s Marian Vision There must have been something in the water. As it turns out, there still is. Healing powers, for one thing. The Pyrennes are known for spiritual energy. And the Cathars were part of a culture that … Continue reading

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The Saints Preserve Us!

Bernadette Soubirous (Jan 1844 – Apr 1879) It was on this date in 1858 that 14-year-old Bernadette first saw an image of the Virgin Mary at Lourdes. There followed a series of visitations by the mother of Jesus, but only … Continue reading

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A Thoroughly Modern Mystic

Pierre Teilhard de Chardin (1881-1955) Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, (born May 1, 1881, Sarcenat, France—died April 10, 1955, New York City, New York, U.S.), French philosopher and paleontologist known for his theory that man is evolving, mentally and socially, toward … Continue reading

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Carmelite Sisters of St. Teresa

Just so we don’t skip by yesterday‘s post and not mention St. Teresa of Ávila, here’s the coat of arms for the order she founded. Isn’t it great how divergent thoughts link up?

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The Siege of Orleans: Jeanne d’Arc

The Maid of Orléans On this day in history in 1429, Joan of Arc (as she is known in English) arrived at Orléans with her French soldiers and helped to lift the siege that the English had laid during the … Continue reading

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We Didn’t Start the Fire: Or Did We?

Notre Dame de Paris It came as a bit of a shock for most everyone with news of a fire at Our Lady of Paris on Monday evening. Now it seems that the first alarm at 6:20 pm was considered … Continue reading

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The Illuminati

  Angels & Demons Although Ron Howard’s filmed version of Dan Brown’s book follows The Da Vinci Code this book actually precedes it. I’m not sure if Dan Brown has something against the Roman Catholic Church or whether its need for … Continue reading

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The Da Vinci Code

The Movie Ron Howard’s depiction of Dan Brown’s book was an eye-opener for the viewing public, in much the same way the book was for readers. The idea that there might be a Sang Real (royal bloodline) from the union … Continue reading

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