5 Crazy Catholic Unknowns

One of the greatest gifts to writing is the joy I find in researching my favorite topics. No kidding! It’s like following a treasure map full of wonderful, hidden surprises. The more you dig, the more you find. And that’s the beauty of the world-wide web: rich in content; but, not always reputable. You have…Continue reading 5 Crazy Catholic Unknowns

Fun Fact: The Rosary is a garland of prayers

Did you know that word “rosary” comes from Latin, meaning: garland of roses? Is why the rose became one of those flowers used to symbolize our Blessed Virgin Mary. And the world “bead” derives from the Saxon noun bede which means a prayer. Very apropos: a string of prayers or better yet, a garland of prayers. And how…Continue reading Fun Fact: The Rosary is a garland of prayers

Fun Fact: The Virgin Mary claimed victory over sin and death

Did you know that the Virgin Mary’s physical death has not been dogmatically defined? That she didn’t actually die a “normal death”, as to be expected of any mortal. Nor was she able to ascend into Heaven as her only son Jesus had. As the son of God, He ascended by His own power. And yet, our…Continue reading Fun Fact: The Virgin Mary claimed victory over sin and death

Fun Fact: 18% of the Globe’s pop is Catholic

Did you know that worldwide there are more than 1.29 billion baptized Catholics? That means the Catholic population is holding steady at about roughly 17.7 percent of the global population. In addition, it estimated that another 4.9 million Catholics live in church jurisdictions with which the Vatican has no “regular exchange of information.” Most of those 146…Continue reading Fun Fact: 18% of the Globe’s pop is Catholic

Fun Fact: Divine Mercy shines bright mid-afternoon

Did you know that 3.00 pm /1500 hrs – is the “hour of Divine Mercy” or the “hour of great mercy”?  In her diary, St. Faustina wrote that Jesus specified 3.00 pm each day as the hour at which mercy was best received and asked her to pray the Chaplet of Mercy and venerate the Divine Mercy…Continue reading Fun Fact: Divine Mercy shines bright mid-afternoon