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The Saint who unites Christians and Muslims-Lebanese

The Saint who unites Christians and Muslims-Lebanese

By Hannah Brockhaus Annaya, Lebanon, Jan 10, 2019 / 03:16 am (CNA).- St. Charbel Makhlouf is known in Lebanon for the miraculous healings of those who visit his tomb to seek his intercession – both Christians and Muslims. “St. Charbel has no geographic or confessional limits. Nothing is impossible for [his intercession] and when people ask …

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Another Miracle of Lourdes- 70th in Number

Another Miracle of Lourdes- 70th in Number

Perhaps the most famous Marian shrine in the world is at Lourdes, where in 1858 the Blessed Virgin Mary appeared to the 14-year-old peasant girl, Saint Bernadette Soubirous. Between February 11 and July 16 of that year, Our Lady appeared to St. Bernadette 18 times at the Grotto of Massabielle along the Gave de Pau …

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What are the 7 canonical hours?

What are the 7 canonical hours?

“Pray without ceasing.” -I Thessalonians 5:17 “Seven times a day I praise you for your righteous laws.”                 -Psalm 119:164 Psalm 119:164, seems to be the Old Testament equivalent of the New Testament admonition to “Pray without ceasing.” (I Thessalonians 5:17), as the Jewish people never formally observed more than three times of daily prayer.  Seven is the Biblical number for “completeness.”  However, the early Christians took it more …

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What time is the ninth hour of prayer?

What time is the ninth hour of prayer?

 3:00 pm – Ninth Hour (None)………………………………….Psalm 117  The Mosaic law did not regulate the offering of prayer, but fully recognized its spontaneous character. In what manner or how far back in Jewish history the sacrificial prayer, mentioned in Luke 1:10, originated no one knows. In the days of Christ it had evidently become an institution. But …

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