Why does Our Lady wear blue? And do we still possess her veil and belt?

Why did Mary wear blue? First, there’s her closet full of tunics! Classical artists like Botticelli, Raphael and DaVinci frequently depict Mary wearing a red tunic topped by a blue mantle. The Flemish High Renaissance painter Jan Gossaert uses the red/blue scheme in some works, but also envisions her in blue over blue, with a white veil…

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When was Jesus born? Italian researcher puts Christ’s birth in December, 1 BC…

As Christmas approaches, debate often arises over when exactly Jesus was born. Did the Nativity really happen during winter in Bethlehem 2,020 years ago? Recent research by a group of Italian researchers suggests that it did. Liberato De Caro proposes that the date of Jesus’ birth can be ascertained through an understanding of the Jewish pilgrimages that took place at that time…

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Use this method from a former NASA engineer to defog your windshield in no time…

One of the more annoying parts of colder weather is all the extra work it means for those who drive. Between putting snow tires on, scraping snow and ice off, and waiting for your vehicle to warm up, everything takes a little bit longer. And even though not as many people are making their daily commute to work, that doesn’t mean everyone will escape the dreaded feeling of going to start the car and realizing their windshield is all fogged up…

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Cardinal Ruini: ‘Those who question the sanctity of John Paul II don’t know what they’re talking about’…

From 1991 until 2005, Cardinal Camillo Ruini served Pope John Paul II as the papal Vicar for Rome – the man who handled the daily affairs of the diocese of which the Pope was, of course, bishop. Ruini was a creative cardinal, vicar who energized the Diocese of Rome for the New Evangelization, a concept he grasped perhaps better than any other Italian prelate…

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