Father B. Jerabek, J.C.L.Birmingham, Alabama (older posts from Rome, Italy)
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Tag Archives: Ex Votos
While out and about after my class this afternoon, I stumbled upon a chapel dedicated to the St. Peregrine that we are most familiar with – not that “other one” that I posted about recently! As usual, it was rather … Continue reading
Today, February 22nd, is the Feast of the Chair of St. Peter. A chair!? At first – and especially to outsiders – this feast might seem like the ultimate in Catholic esoterica. But when we drill into the meaning of … Continue reading
In the midst of our remembrances of Pope Benedict XVI’s historic resignation, let’s not forget that today is also the Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes. PRAYER TO OUR LADY OF LOURDES O holy Virgin, in the midst of your … Continue reading
To see the other posts in the series, click here. Today we look at an enormous church that is located roughly between the Vatican and the Spanish Steps: the Basilica dei Santi Ambrogio e Carlo al Corso (Basilica of Saints … Continue reading
In the Church’s rich liturgical tradition there used to be a whole host of special blessings celebrated throughout the year. Few of these remain in popular usage (though it is still possible to celebrate most of them), yet the ones … Continue reading
For the whole series, click here. Today we look at the church of Sant’Andrea delle Fratte (St. Andrew’s at the Thickets), dedicated to St. Andrew the Apostle. The current building dates to the 17th century, though it took quite a while … Continue reading
From the archives, a more recent ex voto in the Basilica of Our Lady of Victories, Paris. Translation below the photograph. “The student had recourse to you. The young doctor thanks you. 2006.”