Daily Archives: January 21, 2012

Today, on the Feast Day of St. Agnes, Pope Benedict XVI Blessed Two Lambs

St. Agnes was martyred at the age of 12. Pope Damasus adorned her tomb with sacred poetry. St. Agnes is represented with a martyr’s palm and a lamb. On her feast day, the Pope blesses the Pallium, a stole made … Continue reading

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The Conversion of Alphonse Ratisbonne

(From: Prof. Schoeman’s Site: Salvation is from Jews) Alphonse Ratisbonne was the son and heir of a wealthy, aristocratic family of Jewish bankers in Strasbourg, France. When Alphonse was still a child his older brother, Theodor, converted to the Catholic faith and … Continue reading

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