The Devil and Father Amorth: Witnessing “the Vatican Exorcist” at Work…..
Expect The Unexpected — Things Will Be Changing….
Hurricane Irma headed for “catastrophic” impact… fuel shortages strand Floridians… no escape for many…..
Amazon study discovers 381 new species in two-year period…..
St Brigid of Ireland, Moorish Goddess of Ireland: The Fomuurs, the Original Muurs of Ireland…..
Monastic Witchcraft and other tests of the Visitatorial Inquisition in Late Medieval England….
Naughty Nuns and Promiscuous Monks: Monastic Sexual Misconduct in Late Medieval England…..
Queen & David Bowie – Under Pressure (Classic Queen Mix)…..
When he made his 1973 classic, The Exorcist, William Friedkin had never seen an exorcism. Last May, he followed “the Dean of Exorcists” as he fought to expel Satan from an Italian woman.
The Devil and Father Amorth: Witnessing “the Vatican Exorcist” at Work
Like buses, you might wait hours for one and then a convoy of them comes along all at once; there’s not been a newletter from Richard Sauder for months but today I get links to 16 articles I didn’t know were coming. Here’s his blog where you can read them all:
My mini-vision of a couple of months ago of the date, 4 September, has proved to be prescient. It is clear now that these days in early September are a crucial watershed period for the USSA and possibly for the world, as the USSA undergoes trial by Hurricane(s) and appears to be poised on the brink of possible nuclear war with North Korea. Both Donald Trump and the USSA as a whole are under terrific stress right now — militarily, politically, economically, socially, meteorologically — at the individual and national level.
Here’s the reality: we are now to the point where there will be more and more changes, more and more problems and chaos. The world is changing and as we move deeper into the Event Horizon the pace of events will quicken, faster and faster, more and more.
Eventually the confusion may become completely overwhelming, or nearly so, and we may not even be in contact anymore.
Expect The Unexpected — Things Will Be Changing
There’s something to be said about getting out of the way when bad things are headed in your direction. In the same way that you should never stand on the railroad tracks and play chicken with an approaching train, you probably shouldn’t challenge a category-5 hurricane to a game of “who’s the bigger badass.”
Truth be told, Irma is the bigger badass.
Updated storm tracks from the NOAA predict the storm savaging Miami, then barreling its way through Georgia and even Tennessee. Along the way, it’s going to unload outrageous winds on Orlando, Gainesville and possibly even Macon, Georgia. Mass evacuations have been announced and over 650,000 Floridians are currently attempting to flee the state.
Hurricane Irma headed for “catastrophic” impact… fuel shortages strand Floridians… no escape for many
Researchers have discovered 381 new species during a two-year study in the Amazon region.
The report by the WWF conservation body and Brazil’s Mamiraua Institute for Sustainable Development said that on average a new species was discovered every two days.
But all the newly discovered animals and plants were found in areas at risk from human activity, the authors warn.
More than 2,000 new species were found between 1999 and 2015.
The report, published in Sao Paulo on Wednesday, is the third in a series and covers the years 2014 and 2015.
Amazon study discovers 381 new species in two-year period
St. Brigid, “the Mary of the Gael,” was born around 450 in Faughart and died 525, about two miles from Dundalk, in County Louth, Ireland. According to tradition, her father was a pagan named Dub-thach (meaning: the black man), and her mother was Brocessa, one of his slaves.
As a child, Brigid was known for her compassion for the poor. She would give away food, clothing, and even her father’s possessions. …
St. Brigid received monastic tonsure at the hands of St. Mael of Ardagh. She established a monastery on land given to her by the King of Leinster. The land was called Cill Dara (Kildare), or “the church of the oak.”
St Brigid of Ireland, Moorish Goddess of Ireland: The Fomuurs, the Original Muurs of Ireland
Think the medieval inquisition was all heretics and witches? The original inquisition was focused on clerical misconduct. Inquisition was a legal framework that bishops could use for investigation and persecution. My research has explored how this process was used during the bishop’s regular visitation of monasteries.
Monastic Witchcraft and other tests of the Visitatorial Inquisition in Late Medieval England.
My dissertation examined sexual misconduct in monasteries in the dioceses of Lincoln and Norwich between 1430 and 1530. Traditionally, any study of English monasticism during the late Middle Ages entailed the chronicling of a slow decline and decay. Indeed, for nearly 500 years, scholarship surrounding Henry VIII’s Dissolution of Monasteries (1536-40) emphasized its inevitability and presented late medieval monasticism as a lacklustre institution characterized by worsening standards, especially sexual promiscuity. Consequently, since the Dissolution, English monks and nuns have been constructed into naughty characters and according to this narrative, essentially, got what they deserved.
Naughty Nuns and Promiscuous Monks: Monastic Sexual Misconduct in Late Medieval England
How lucky we are to have lived at the right time to watch and listen to these unique talented performers: