Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Vacitan Apostolic Library Closes

On Saturday, July 14, the Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana (Vatican Apostolic Library) in Rome closed for at least three years of extensive renovation.
The closure may encourage more scholars to consider Saint Louis University as their main resource for microfilms of ancient original documents. The Knights of Columbus Vatican Film Library, located in the Pius XII Memorial library at Saint Louis University, contains microfilm copies of approximately 37,000 of the Vatican Library's 70,000 manuscript codices. Holding major portions of the Vatican's Greek, Latin and Western European vernacular collections as well as materials in Arabic, Ethiopic and Hebrew, it is one of the largest and most comprehensive libraries in the world for medieval and Renaissance manuscript studies.
For more information about the Vatican Film Library at Saint Louis University, call (314) 977-3090 or visit its web site. .

Sunday, July 01, 2007

Saint Bridget"s Newsletter

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Thursday, May 31, 2007

English version of "Jesus of Nazareth" Published in the United States

The English version of the first of two planned volumes on the Life of Christ by Pope Benedict XVI has been published in the United States by Doubleday. The 448 page book covers the public acts of Jesus from his baptism in the Jordan to the transfiguration, analyzing relevant scriptural passages and exploring commentaries by modern scholars and leaders of the early church.

"In this bold, momentous work, the pope—in his first book written as Benedict XVI—seeks to salvage the person of Jesus from recent “popular” depictions and to restore Jesus’ true identity as discovered in the Gospels. Through his brilliance as a theologian and his personal conviction as a believer, the pope shares a rich, compelling, flesh-and-blood portrait of Jesus..." (From Publisher's note)

Friday, April 20, 2007

We Pray for the Victims and Survivors

According the the Office of the Diocese of Arlington, an estimated 325 graduates of Paul VI Catholic High School, Bishop Ireton, and Bishop O'Connell High School are currently enrolled at Virginia Tech.

The Diocese noted that among many liturgical events planned to honor the victims and comfort the families and students of Virginia Tech are:

Holy Hour with Bishop Loverde
Sunday, April 22 7:30 p.m.
Holy Spirit Church, 8800 Braddock Rd.
Annandale , VA 22003

And in the Northern Shenandoah Valley:

An Adoration Vigil
from 7:30 p.m. Sunday April 22 to
7:30 a.m. Monday, April 23
St. John the Baptist Church, 120 W. Main St,
Front Royal, VA 22630

Holy Hour
Wednesday, April 25, 7:30pm
St. John the Evangelist Church , 271 Winchester St.
Warrenton, VA 20186

To read the letter of condolence sent by Archbishop Pietro Sambi Apostolic Nuncio (by direction of the Secretariat of State of his Holiness Pope Benedict XVI) to the Most Reverend Francis X. DiLorenzo, Bishop of Richmond click here.