Daily Archives: July 24, 2011

“Who’s there? – A poor Sinner”: Habsburger Funeral Ritual

(Note: thanks to Cecilia for the suggestion and the video link) “Meménto, homo, quia pulvis es, et in púlverem revertéris” (Remember that thou art dust, and to dust thou shalt return). This verse used on Ash Wednesday while ashes are … Continue reading


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St. Christina (the Astonishing!) – July 24th

Today is the Feast of St. Christina – one of the more colourful of 13th century saints. Christina The Astonishing from Butler’s Lives of the Saints Christina the Astonishing, Virgin (A.D. 1224) Christina was born at Brusthem in the diocese … Continue reading

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