Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Catholic Memes


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Hic Darcus Vadorus – This is Darth Vader
Luxgladium tenet – Holding a lighsaber
“Non. Ego sum pater tuus.” – “No. I am your father.”
Hic Lucius Cæliambulus – This is Luke Skywalker
“Imo. Non est verus.” – “No. It’s not true.”

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A group of high school students gave the crowd a treat when they imagined how a group of monks under a vow of silence might put on a Christmas program. They creatively perform the “Hallelujah Chorus” that had everyone in the crowd in laughter. Without uttering a word, they did a wonderful job – what a fun program!

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Evidently, spending years laying out a single gold-leafed page isn't all it's cracked up to be.

From The Atlantic

“The history of bookmaking hasn’t been without its challenges, but never was its craft as painstaking as during the era of illuminated manuscripts. Joining the ranks of history’s most appalling and amusing complaints, like this Victorian list of “don’ts” for female cyclists or young Isaac Newton’s self-professed sins, is an absolute treat for lovers of marginalia such as myself—a collection of complaints monks scribbled in the pages of illuminated manuscripts.”


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