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St. Valentines Day CLERICAL WHISPERS - February 13, 2014 ... these feasts by substituting the names of saints for those of maidens. And as the Lupercalia began about the middle of February, the pastors appear to have chosen Saint Valentine's Day for the celebration of this new feaSt. So it seems that the custom of young men choosing maidens for valentines, or saints as patrons for the coming year, arose in this way. Valentine Traditions Hundreds of years ago in England, many children dressed up as adults on Valentine's Day. They went ...http://clericalwhispers.blogspot.com/2014/02/st-valentines-day.html
The Best of My 2013 Reading CATHOLICMOM.COM - January 3, 2014 ... Pope Benedict XVI Francis, Pope of a New World , by Andrea Tornielli Recipe for Joy: A Stepmom's Story of Finding Faith, Following Love, and Feeding a Family , by Robin Davis ( review ) Random MOMents of Grace: Experiencing God in the Adventures of Motherhood , by Ginny Kubitz Moyer ( review ) Evangelical Catholicism: Deep Reform in the 21st Century , by George Weigel The Everyday Catholic's Guide to the Liturgy of the Hours , by Daria Sockey ( review ) Consoling the Heart of ...http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/Catholicmomcom/~3/njL0BEuPj3k/
How Are Robin Hood and Pope Francis Different? CATHOLICMOM.COM - December 20, 2013 Robin Hood is a legendary folk hero who stole from the rich and gave to the poor. He is said to have revolted under a corrupt king (scholars do not agree on which king) by stealing from the rich then redistributing it to the poor. The point of Robin Hood is less about actual history and more about what he represents. He is a symbol of the underdog winning against corruption. And isn't that the Catholic way? Yes. And no. The desire for social and ...http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/Catholicmomcom/~3/FOzF6_SsoVc/
Ad Aeterna Tabernacula Festinare VULTUS CHRISTI - November 26, 2013 The Cross, the Passion, and the Most Holy Eucharist Today's Saint Silvester Guzzolini (1177-1267), founder of the so-called Blue Benedictines (from the colour of their habit) or Silvestrines, exemplifies the monastic spirituality of the thirteenth century. Nourished by the Word of God, Silvester filled the gaze of his soul with the mysteries of the Passion of Our Lord, contemplating His wounds and desiring nothing so much as to follow Him along the way of the Cross. So ...http://vultus.stblogs.org/index.php/2013/11/ad-aeterna-tabernacula-festina/