Happy Birthday to Me

CATHOLIC: On Sunday, Oct. 3, 1847, more than 2,000 people in Ocotlán, Mexico saw a perfect image of Jesus Christ crucified that appeared in the sky for more than 30 minutes. This apparition of Christ is called the Lord of Mercy. It was validated by the Archbishop of Guadalajara in 1911.

We must acknowledge as an historical fact, perfectly proven, the apparition of the blessed image of Jesus Christ Crucified…and that it could not have been the work of an hallucination or fraud, since it happened in broad daylight, in the sight of more than 2,000 people.”

LGBT: The Dominican priest and president of the allegedly Catholic St. John’s University in New York City has committed the school to furthering and promoting LGBT ideology. “We must all work together to create a campus that is more inclusive, respectful, affirming, and loving.” Sigh.

RELIGIOUS PERSECUTION: Jan 20, 2020 EWTN news video – “Worldwide, 80% of religious persecution is against Christians.” BTW, the president who has been helpful was Trump. [4:20] – In just one week in April, Muslim Fulani herdsmen killed 33 Christians in Benue State, Nigeria.

TOKYO OLYMPICS: Political statements and apparel have been banned from the summer games. The International Olympic Committee says it surveyed more than 3,500 athletes over the past year and found 70% believed such things are not appropriate on the field of play or at the opening or closing ceremony.

The IOC says any instance of breaking the rules will be evaluated by an athlete’s respective National Olympic Committee, the International Federation and the IOC, and disciplinary action will be taken on a case-by-case basis as necessary.

GRAMMY NOTES: Me in St. Mark’s Square, Venice, Italy (August 1965). I was eleven.


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5 responses to “Happy Birthday to Me

  1. “Chrissy! Get away from those nasty pigeons!” 😀

    I’d guessed that was you before I got to the caption. Happy Birthday. And happy Mother’s Day while I’m at it.

    That apparition of Jesus crucified brought to mind atmospheric mirages which I’ve seen called Fata Morgana. Whole cities seen floating high above China (video), the Chicago skyline visible from the far side of Lake Michigan, and similar.

    Of course I’m not saying that’s what it was. Just pondering. Like the miraculous events which we wryly call “fortuitous coincidences,” the Divine can surely employ any “natural phenomena.” Even if I knew that the apparition was “only” a trick of the light, some far-off statue of Jesus crucified, say, figure I’d still be knocked to my knees. (Admittedly, the ol’ knees sometimes give way for lesser reasons.)

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    • chrissythehyphenated

      Pt 1: Thank you!

      Pt 2: I don’t know much about mirages, but I’m guessing they depend heavily on the position of the viewer. As I understood the article, people in different towns saw the apparition. Would that rule out a mirage?

      What it brings to my mind are prophesies from various Catholic seers who predict that Jesus on the cross will appear in the sky and be visible all at the same time to the whole world.


  2. Happy birthday dear Chrissy!

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    • chrissythehyphenated

      LOLOLOL … I’m allergic to hot wax so Dearest put a virtual candle on my chocolate cream pie and I made a wish and poofed it out. 🙂

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  3. Happy belated birthday.

    RE: Apparitions, creation, miracles… over many years of pondering those that are true, and all God’s works, to deny His power is dreadfully-and-foolishly-scary.

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