POPE BENEDICT XVI – St Peter’s Square in Rome celebrates final appearance

KEEPING THE FAITH Tens of thousands of pilgrims have attended St Peter's Square in Rome for one of the final public appearances of Pope Benedict XVI. He is stepping down on 28 February. The Pope recited the Angelus prayer and thanked all those who had prayed for him and shown him support over the past few days since his resignation. The Vatican has said it may hold the conclave that chooses the new pope early, so he can be in place before the start of Holy Week on 24 … [Read more...]

The Pope’s on Twitter, all the way from the Vatican, are You‏?

The Pope's on Twitter - Shouldn't You Be, Too? 3 Lessons for Small Businesses Inspired by @Pontifex His handle is @Pontifex and 85-year-old Pope Benedict XVI can tweet in eight different languages on his brand new Twitter account. Last week, the leader of the Roman Catholic Church tentatively typed out his first tweet on an iPad. It read, "Dear friends, I am pleased to get in touch with you through Twitter. Thank you for your generous response. I bless all of you from … [Read more...]

Joan of Arc’s death on May 30, 1431

Joan of Arc’s death on May 30, 1431 How appropriate that Memorial Day this year falls on the anniversary of Joan of Arc’s death on May 30, 1431, which is her Feast Day. Memorial Day began in America as a way to remember fallen soldiers and honor them for their service and ultimate sacrifice. While Saint Joan of Arc was not an American soldier she certainly was the epitome of a true soldier and deserves to be remembered and honored for her service to all humankind. Joan’s feast day is … [Read more...]

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