Monday, September 08, 2008

Benedict XV

Ken has a series of photographs of Benedict XV, who worked tirelessly for peace during the Great War, 1914-1918. I was shocked to see how tiny he was. I knew that of the three cassocks prepared for the new Pope at his election, that smallest was far too big.

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The Lord’s descent into the underworld

At Matins/the Office of Readings on Holy Saturday the Church gives us this 'ancient homily', I find it incredibly moving, it is abou...