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Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Adopt A Religious, Revisited

A friend of mine sent me a message a while back, requesting that I change his status in the 'ADOPT A RELIGIOUS' part of the sidebar. I made the change - finally - tonight. No longer will you find 'Chris' on the list, because he is now Brother Francis, OSB.

Congratulations and God bless you, Brother Francis. You are in our prayers.

Now I ask all of you to think of any religious you know who would benefit by being included in this list. If you wish to add them, please go to THIS LINK and add the name.

Brother Francis did send us some pictures from Italy; he is in a monastery in Norcia. The following are some scenes of the beautiful countryside:


This last picture below was sent to us on St. Valentine's Day. Below is a relic of St. Valentine. It reminded me of the ending of Walter Miller's book, A Canticle for Liebowitz, where the abbot, as he lay dying, notices an old skull lying near him. The skull had been pierced by an arrow; the remains of the shaft are still present in the hole between the eye sockets. The abbot considers the suffering which that monk from long ago must have endured. In the same way, we can look at St. Valentine's skull and consider his dedication to Our Lord.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

The picture reminds me of how your teeth are being kept as relics!

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