Posts Tagged ‘saint’

Saint Leo U. Professor Arrested on Child Pornography Charges

A prominent professor from Saint Leo University in Saint Leo, Florida, has been arrested on child pornography charges.

Formidable Byzantine Roman Empress Theodora – Saint Or Sinner?

The hooded gaze of an inscrutable Theodora (c.497- 548 AD) greets hundreds of thousands of visitors each year as they pay their respects to her mosaic at the  Basilica of Saint Vitale in Ravenna , Italy. Encircled in glittering gold and bedecked in crown jewels, her visage befits the powerful Byzantine Roman empress she once […]

‘Unacceptable’: France’s Macron denounces latest MP assault in Saint-Pierre-et-Miquelon

French president Emmanuel Macron has denounced the latest attack on an elected MP in an overseas territory. Macron said the attack on Stéphane Claireaux — from the ruling En Marche party (LREM) — was “intolerable” and unacceptable”. Anti-vaccine protesters targeted Claireaux outside his home in Saint-Pierre-et-Miquelon on Sunday, throwing seaweed and other projectiles. A video […]

King and Saint: King Oswald of Northumbria and His Lost Throne Quest

Much of English history was defined by critical wars, conflicts, and invasions. However, not everything was drenched in chaos and bloodshed. Throughout the ages, powerful rulers were there to keep their citizens protected, working in the best interest of the state, the church, and the people. Without kings and saints, a nation can quickly lose […]

Saint Petersburg turns white after a night of heavy snowfall

Russia’s second city turns white after a night of heavy snowfall, with a third of the monthly norm of precipitation falling in 24 hours. According to the local authorities, more than 7.7 thousand cubic meters of snow have been removed from the streets of Saint Petersburg over the past day, with more than a thousand […]

‘Saint’ Brandsma Of Dachau — How Human Medical Experimentation Conducted By U.S. Was Revealed At Nuremberg

(Vatican News) This week the Vatican announced its intention to confer sainthood on Titus Brandsma, a Dutch priest who was arrested in 1942 by German occupation forces in the Netherlands for urging Catholic newspapers to refuse to publish “Nazi propaganda.” The Germans offered Brandsma the opportunity to live a quiet life in a monastery if […]

Patriarch Bartholomew to Open Saint Nicholas, the “Parthenon of Orthodoxy”

Patriarch Bartholomew, who is visiting the US, will preside a blessing and cross elevation ceremony at Saint Nicholas on Tuesday, the tiny Greek Orthodox Church that was destroyed at 9/11 and completely rebuilt. Saint Nicholas, the National Shrine at the World Trade Center, is now almost ready. Named after the patron saint of sailors, the […]

Guatemalan faithful honour Saint Simon in indigenous village

With music, tobacco and liquor, hundreds of faithful honour Saint Simon, a popular deity in Guatemala in the indigenous village of San Andrés Itzapa in Guatemala. Long queues form as hundreds of people wait to enter the Monastery of Las Nazarenas in Lima to pray to the “Lord of Miracles,” the most revered religious icon […]

Muslims Warn Jews To Leave Seine-Saint-Denis, Paris ‘No-Go Zone’ — Jews Cry ‘Antisemitism’

(Algemeiner) The Jewish press is attempting to put an antisemitic spin on a turf war between Muslims and tiny remnant of Jews in what has become a Muslim-dominated neighborhood of Paris: Residents of a heavily Jewish neighborhood in Paris have been targeted in separate incidents this week that involved antisemitic hate mail delivered to their […]

St Rumwold: The Infant Saint and Medieval Miracle Stories

Tucked away in an almost-forgotten manuscript from the 11th century is the extraordinary tale of St Rumwold, an infant saint who lived on this earthly plane for only three days. But in that short time, the story goes, he not only spoke with the eloquence of a fully grown man, but he declared himself a […]

Saint Nicholas Shrine To Be Illuminated for September 11

Saint Nicholas Shrine at Ground Zero in Manhattan, New York will open its doors on September 10, 2021, twenty years after the terrorist attacks on the United States. Credit: GOARCH Saint Nicholas Shrine, the church that was built on the site of the only church that was demolished in the terrorist attacks of September 11, […]

Saint Vincent Prime Minister Smashed in the Head with a Rock After Vaccine Mandate

    The prime minister of St. Vincent and the Grenadines was hospitalized after he was struck in the head by a stone during a protest against a proposed vaccine mandate, with images online showing him bloodied by the injury. PM Ralph Gonsalves met hundreds of raucous demonstrators as he arrived at parliament on Thursday […]

Iranian Navy fleet shows off power in Saint Petersburg

Iranian Navy fleet shows off power in Saint Petersburg – Tehran%20Times TEHRAN — At the request of the Russian defense minister, two Iranian warships have participated in the Russian naval parade, which began on Sunday. Iran’s Ambassador to Moscow Kazem Jalali said on Saturday that two warships docked at Saint Petersburg. Iran’s Navy Commander Rear […]

Charles Hurt: Nancy Pelosi, Patron Saint of Wealthy Whites

Mrs. Pelosi, tear down that wall! Word on the street is House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is finally allowing her Stasi fencing around her grand office on Capitol Hill to come down this weekend. We will believe it when we see it. But the real scandal remains that she had the damned thing erected in the first place. It was after the “deadly insurrection” at […]

Vatican and Pope Francis want to make the Founder of EU a SAINT

    Pope Francis has approved a decree recognizing the “heroic virtues” of French politician Robert Schuman, known as an ‘architect’ of the EU. The official decision is one of the first steps to Schuman potentially becoming a saint. Having served as France’s finance, foreign and prime minister after World War II, the statesman became […]

Saint Nicholas Shrine Hits Record-Breaking $95 Million Fundraising Total

An artist’s rendition of the appearance of the new Saint Nicholas Shrine in New York City. Credit: GOARCH The Friends of Saint Nicholas, the non-profit organization formed to complete the construction of the Greek Orthodox Church and National Shrine in New York, announced on Monday that the total of the fundraising has reached $95 million. […]

Saint Vincent Volcano Disaster Relief

[embedded content] FROM GO FUND ME: Saint Vincent Volcano Disaster Relief The La Soufrière volcano in the small Eastern Caribbean island of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines erupted on April 9th 2021 for the first time in 42 years. This natural disaster has displaced tens of thousands of people from their homes and has uprooted […]

St Guthlac of Crowland: The Medieval Warrior Who Became a Hermit Saint

When most people think about what it means to be a saint, the image that comes to mind is of a benevolent, gracious figure that exudes holiness in every cell of their being, and that every word and action they take is always in the service of a holy cause. St Guthlac of Crowland however, […]

The Saint-Bélec Slab Revealed to be Europe’s Oldest 3D Map

A remarkable discovery, in what is being viewed as “Europe’s oldest known 3D map,” has been brought to light through a scientific collaboration effort. The “map” in question is a Bronze Age stone slab, 2m by 1.5m (5×6 feet), known as the Saint-Bélec slab, which was lost and then miraculously “rediscovered” in the cellar of […]

Aethelthryth: The Extraordinary Medieval Virgin Queen and Saint

It’s a name most people have never heard of and even fewer can pronounce, but St Aethelthryth of Ely is one of England’s most fascinating saints whose name has survived throughout the centuries and continues to be used today in the modernized name of Audrey (an Anglo-Norman English feminine given name). The story of her […]

Saint Patrick: When the True Story is More Exciting than the Legend

The 17 th March marks Saint Patrick’s Day, or the Feast of Saint Patrick, a cultural and religious holiday celebrated every year in Ireland and by Irish communities around the world.  The celebration marks the anniversary of Saint Patrick’s death in the fifth century and represents the arrival of Christianity in the country. The Irish have observed […]

Black Inmates Begin 2021 With Uprising In Saint Louis Justice Center

Above photo: The Saint Louis City Justice Center, located at 200 S. Tucker Boulevard. Two Staff Allegedly Held Hostage In Struggle for Humane COVID-19 Response. For prisoners, there is no alcohol nor flowers,But the night is so lovely, how can we celebrate it?I go to the air-hole and stare up at the moon,And through the […]

Mauricio Pochettino takes over as Paris Saint Germain’s head coach

Mauricio Pochettino has pledged to instill a “combative and attacking” identity for Paris Saint-Germain as he takes over as coach. The French champions announced the hiring of Pochettino – their former captain – on Saturday to replace the recently fired Thomas Tuchel. “This team has fantastic potential and my staff and I will do everything […]

The Blood of Saint Januarius and The Miracle of Liquefaction

Saint Januarius is a saint venerated in the Roman Catholic Church . He is the patron saint of Naples but is best-known for a miracle that happens several times each year – the liquefaction of what is alleged to be the saint’s blood. According to popular belief, the liquefaction of the blood of Saint Januarius […]

Saint Margaret’s Well: From Healing Pilgrimages to Alice in Wonderland

The Queen of Hearts, said to be Mrs. Liddell, Alice’s mother in real life. (Charles Robinson / Public domain)

Saint Margaret’s Well is a sacred well outside the Church of Saint Margaret of Antioch in Binsey, a village in Oxfordshire, England. During the Medieval period, the church was a famous pilgrimage site, as its well was believed to possess miraculous healing powers. During the 17 th century, the well was destroyed, but was later […]

The Horse Tamers – Sculptures on Anichkov Bridge in Saint Petersburg

From Faces of Ancient Europe The Anichkov Bridge (Russian: Аничков мост, Anichkov Most) is the oldest and most famous bridge across the Fontanka River in Saint Petersburg, Russia. The current bridge, built in 1841-42 and reconstructed in 1906-08, combines a simple form with some spectacular decorations. As well as its four famous horse sculptures (1849–50), […]

French tourist site Mont-Saint-Michel evacuated after man ‘threatens to kill cops’

Mayor Yann Galton told France 3 Normandie France 3 Normandie on Sunday morning that police had launched a search for a man who shouted “I will kill the cops.” Police were sent to the popular tourist attraction after receiving several reports of the threat, and the island was evacuated. A helicopter was deployed as police […]

Catholic School Forced To Cover Up ‘Suggestive’ Statue Of Saint With Child

A Catholic school in Australia has been forced to cover up an embarrassing new statue of a saint giving a child bread. The monument of Saint Martin de Porres was erected outside Blackfriars Priory School in Adelaide last week and gained a lot of attention after the image went viral on social media. Blackfriars Priory […]

Saint Bede — English Monk (672-735) that wrote Early History of England

Bede (672-735), a famous English monk author, known as Saint Bede, he wrote and worked at the monastery of St. Peter & St. Paul in Northumbria (today’s Tyne & Wear, England). His most famous work, Ecclesiastical History of the English People gained him the title “The Father of English History”. Saint Bede = One of […]

Court orders cross on statue of Saint John Paul II removed on request of ‘Free Thought’ group

The French administrative court has ordered the removal of a cross from a monument to Saint John Paul II in a public square in the northwest of France, saying it violates the secular nature of the state. Italian media noted the irony of the ruling, remarking that the cross-removal is not taking place “in Raqqa, […]

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