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Lübeck Coat of Arms

The Hanseatic city of Lübeck has for a long time had a double coat of arms — one with the eagle as a symbol of the Imperial freedom enjoyed by the city from 1226 to 1937; one with Hanseatic colors … More
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Le Bleuet

"In ‘flowerspeak’, the ‘Bleuet’ or cornflower symbolises delicacy and innocence. It used to grow abundantly in France, and, like the poppy, was often the only sign of life, and colour amidst the mud … More
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Remembrance Poppy

"Oh! you who sleep in Flanders Fields, Sleep sweet – to rise anew! We caught the torch you threw And holding high, we keep the Faith With All who died. We cherish, too, the poppy red That grows on … More
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Remembrance Wreaths

"Ever-living God we remember those whom you have gathered from the storm of war into the peace of your presence; may that same peace calm our fears, bring justice to all peoples and establish … More
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Dr Bobus
Friday I was at the WWI museum
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Remembering the Armistice

"My soul is bereft of peace, I have forgotten what happiness is; so I say, "Gone is my glory, and my expectation from the Lord." Remember my affliction and my bitterness, the wormwood and the gall! … More
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She Gave All She Had

"Jesus sat down opposite the treasury and watched the people putting money into the treasury; and many of the rich put in a great deal. A poor widow came and put in two small coins, the equivalent … More
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Pope St Leo the Great

"O God, who never allow the gates of hell to prevail against your Church, firmly founded on the apostolic rock, grant her, we pray, that through the intercession of Pope Saint Leo, she may stand … More
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Lateran

Built in 324 on the site of a Roman fort, on land given by the Emperor Constantine to the Church, the Lateran Archbasilica is the cathedral church of the Pope, the bishop of Rome. This photo shows … More
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All Souls of the Order of Preachers

"Almighty God, you call us all to the same hope. You loved our departed brothers and sisters in this life with an ineffable love, as you called them to serve you with apostolic charity in the … More
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All Saints of the Order of Preachers

"By the precious blood that redeemed you, by that loving death that restored you to life, I urge you to think of those ‘ancient paths’ by which our predecessors hastened to their rest with all the … More
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Autumn in Japan

"Today [6 November] the Order commemorates the beatified martyrs of Japan whom nothing could separate from the love of Christ, and who confessed the faith in the 17th Century to the shedding of … More
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Sacerdos1
Happy to see a huge exhibit given to the "Hidden Christians" at the Tokyo National Museum.
Sacerdos1
Came home a couple days ago from Japan - the Fall colors in Hokkaido were lovely. Unfortunately I was mainly in several cities however. Even so, in … More

Humilitas

"So if there is any encouragement in Christ, any incentive of love, any participation in the Spirit, any affection and sympathy, complete my joy by being of the same mind, having the same love, … More
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St Charles Borromeo

Today, 4 November, is the feast of the great Archbishop of Milan, St Charles Borromeo. This beautiful altarpiece of the Saint is in Lancaster Cathedral and it dates to 1909. He is shown holding a … More
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Love of God and Neighbour

"One of the scribes came up to Jesus and put a question to him, ‘Which is the first of all the commandments?’ Jesus replied, ‘This is the first: Listen, Israel, the Lord our God is the one Lord, and … More
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Christ the High Priest

"There used to be a great number of priests under the former covenant, because death put an end to each one of them; but this one, because he remains for ever, can never lose his priesthood. It … More
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Dr Bobus
Christ the High Priest NOT Jesus the Presider More
SvataHora
Another wonderful testimony of how rich the Church was in "pre-conciliar" times! All your pictures are the proof!

Saint Martin de Porres

"Almighty God, you led Saint Martin to heavenly glory by the road of humility. May we follow his eminent example on earth, and so deserve to be exalted with him in heaven. We ask this through Christ … More
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All Souls Suffrage

A partial indulgence can be obtained by devoutly visiting a cemetery and praying for the departed, even if the prayer is only mental. One can gain a plenary indulgence visiting a cemetery each day … More
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TommasoG
VERY IMPORTANT!

The Holy Souls in Purgatory

Today, 2 November, is All Souls day when we pray for all the faithful departed: "Eternal Father I offer you the most precious blood of your divine son Jesus, in union with all the Masses said … More
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Prayhard
Just be aware that promises often attached to this sirt of prayer like freeing 1000 souls, or any specific number, was condemned by Leo XIII.

All Saints

"When we commemorate the saints we are inflamed with another yearning: that Christ our life may also appear to us as he appeared to them and that we may one day share in his glory. Until then we see … More
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Coming to God's Kingdom

"And men will come from east and west, and from north and south, and sit at table in the kingdom of God. And behold, some are last who will be first, and some are first who will be last." – Luke 13:… More
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