Tag Archives: Ex Votos

Sub Tuum Praesidium

Here is one of Rome’s wonderful Madonnelle (“little Madonnas”) – devotional images of the Blessed Virgin Mary that are on the sides and corners of buildings. This one is located on a side street in the area of the Vatican, … Continue reading

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Lesser-Known Roman Churches, Part I

Armed with my new compact camera, including a case that I can wear on my belt (and so look like a serious tourist), I hope to start taking more pictures of things around Rome. Especially since this is my last … Continue reading

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Mother Most Admirable

There are all kinds of folks whom I know visiting Rome right now – this could be the most that I have ever had at one time! Anyhow, today I took a group of them to see a little-known image … Continue reading

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Some Naples Photos

Here are a few photos from my trip to Naples. More to come! For all of the photos, you can click to see a larger version. I’ll post some more photos soon!

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Marian Day

Tomorrow, October 13th, marks the 96th anniversary of the final apparition of Our Lady at Fátima, Portugal. As it is the Year of Faith and our Holy Father has a great devotion to Our Lady – especially under her title … Continue reading

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Feast of St. Thérèse of Lisieux

Today is the feast day of a great (and fairly recent) saint, loved by countless people the world over, myself included. You can read about the life of St. Thérèse at this page. Thanks to the special intercession of St. … Continue reading

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A Double-Header

Today is the feast of the Beheading of St. John the Baptist. Or, as it says in the new translation of the Roman Missal, the Passion of St. John the Baptist. His head is kept here in Rome. There are … Continue reading

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Ex Votos

It is not uncommon to see in churches throughout the world – but especially in Europe – votive offerings from the faithful in recognition of answered prayers. These offerings take many forms, but they all fall under the category of … Continue reading

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Paris Diary II

Another very nice day in Paris. Today… with some sun! (But no less humidity.) First I celebrated Mass at Rue du Bac again. It is a truly wonderful place and I hope that everyone who comes to Paris will visit … Continue reading

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