12.4
TCC Playlist: Memorial of St. John Damascene

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my son blowing out the advent candles

As we are keeping Advent freely in this country, we must remember our brothers and sisters who keep these days in hiding, exile and fear. Today, when we honor St. John Damascene who defended icons. More after the jump:

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12.3
How a Thrice Divorced Tattoo Artist Became a Benedictine Monk

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Benedictine MonkThe Statesman Journal tells the story of Brother Andre Love, who, before becoming a Benedictine monk and iconographer, was a thrice divorced tattoo artist struggling with addiction. Read his story from Tom Rastrelli here: How a Thrice Divorced Tattoo Artist Became a Benedictine Monk

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9.8
Feast of the Birth of the Virgin Mary

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Navajo Mary

Happy birthday Mary! We don’t know from either scripture or tradition where or when Mary was born, but her nativity has been celebrated since the early days of the Church. More from Melissa Musick after the jump. Buy icons here. Buy our book here.

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4.21
Misc: The Shroud of Turin’s Secrets Continue to Elude

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replica of the Shroud of Turin

Pope Francis has authorized the public display of the Shroud of Turin to commemorate the 200th anniversary of St. John Bosco. The Vatican takes no position on the shroud’s authenticity, but encourages the faithful to see it as a reminder of Jesus’ suffering and radical solidarity with humanity. More from The National Geographic here: The Shroud of Turin’s Secrets Continue to Elude Science. Watch a video about pilgrims going to see the shroud and more after the jump:

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