Category Archives: relics

Healing Blood in the Middle Ages

So yesterday morning I was lounging around, watching my blood come and go, and wondering what to blog about. . . I was visiting my favorite vampires down at the Red Cross Donation Center, where I donate platelets and plasma … Continue reading

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Saints Alive!

Newsweek magazine this week had a squib (a short article) about the politics of making saints, and in particular, the making of American saints.  Apparently, they’re still waiting on second miracles from folks like Mother Teresa and Pope John Paul. The … Continue reading

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Veronica’s Veil: Putting a Face on the Savior in the Middle Ages

Attended a talk yesterday about one of the most famed relics of the Catholic Church:  Veronica’s Veil, a cloth which bears the miraculous image of the face of Jesus.  As the story goes, when Jesus was carrying the cross, a … Continue reading

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