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Wednesday, January 05, 2005

The Adoration of the Three Kings

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The Epiphany is celebrated tomorrow. The Relics of the Three Kings are preserved in Cologne Cathedral- see the picture of their shrine- marked pilgrimage-wahlfahrt. May Saints Gaspar, Melchior and Balthasar pray for us! and St Helena also, who brought their relics to Constantinople. Pray that Christendom may be delivered from the decadence found in Namur.
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And here is St Balthasar complete with his own incense burner; seen in a Belgian Parish Church.
Gillibrand
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Blasphemy in Belgium. How the Province of Namur portrays the Holy Family as reindeer and the Three Kings as penguins just 100 yards from the Cathedral of Namur.
Gillibrand
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The cost of the collegiality of the Belgian bishops. The new inter-diocesan centre being built in the centre of Brussels. Ironically, the Second Vatican Council divided the Belgian Church in two- a French Church and a Flemish Church, no longer united by Latin. The Church competes with the Dutch Church for lack of numbers and piety.
Gillibrand