The True Cross

The Holy Relic "Ex titulo DNJC" is on display at St. Croce According to several Church historians of the 4th and 5th century, the Title of the Cross was discovered in 325 AD when St. Helena, mother of Emperor Constantine the Great ordered the removal of a pagan temple built by Hadrian over the site... Continue Reading →

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True Love!

I love this quote from Bob Marley! Only once in your life you find someone who can completely turn your world around… You tell them things that you’ve never shared with another soul and they absorb everything you say and actually want to hear more... You share hopes for the future, dreams that will never... Continue Reading →

Xmas

Christians cringe at the use of "Xmas" rather than "Christmas", but they would be surprised to hear that this is not an attempt to remove the true meaning of the holiday. Abbreviations used as Christian symbols have a long history in the church. The letters of the word "Christ" in Greek, the language in which... Continue Reading →

Old Testament/New Testament

There are many parallels between the two. Here are just a few: OT. Exodus 3:14 The "I AM" is God NT. John 8:58 Jesus is the "I AM" OT. Isaiah 43:15 The "HOLY ONE" is God NT. Acts 3:14 Jesus is the "HOLY ONE" OT. Isaiah 45:21 The "ONE SAVIOR" is God NT. Acts 4:12... Continue Reading →

If you have a daughter, read this:

Many preteen and teenaged girls suffer from low self esteem, especially when it comes to boys. I urge each of you to share this with your daughters! Girls are like apples...the best ones are at the top of the trees. The boys don't want to reach for the good ones because they are afraid of... Continue Reading →

Life Lessons From Robert Louis Stevenson

These life lessons come from Robert Louis Stevenson, who wrote Treasure Island Make up your mind to be happy. Learn to find pleasure in simple things. Make the best of your circumstances. No one has everything, and everyone has something of sorrow intermingled with gladness of life. The trick is to make the laughter outweigh... Continue Reading →

Mary Magdelene

Today is the feast day of Mary Magdalene, who has had much publicity due to the Da Vinci Code. Whatever became of her?Legend has it that in the year 42 AD, a little boat landed in what became Les Saintes-Marie-de-la-Mer, France It had no oars, having been caught in a storm. Mary was in the... Continue Reading →

Relics

There is much confusion among those wishing to identify religious relics, due to the use of Latin abbreviations. I have put together a short list of the more common ones: arca mortuaria - mortuary box, container arca sepulerali- coffin breviario - breviary coronse spinse D.N.J.C. - crown of thorns of Our Lord Jesus Christ [cravio]... Continue Reading →

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