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Blesing of Epiphany Chalk
**re-posted from http://acatholiclife.blogspot.com/2012/01/blessing-of-epiphany-chalk.html
Note: You can download the below blessing in Microsoft Word .doc format here: Blessing of the Home on the Feast of the Epiphany (1 page).
Note: If you don't have blessed chalk,
On Smart PeopleOver the course of my life, I have been very well-acquainted with "smart people". My ancestry seems to be composed almost entirely of those we call "the brains" of our society, with writers, poets, editors, people who can speak more languages than most of us know exist, avid readers, musicians, university deans, scientists, etc., all college-educated (making me the first member of my family in many, many generations not to have a degree in something) and primarily known for how oh-so-clever they were. So, it is not very surprising that I carried on the tradition when I was in school, and became the straight-A student, the Honors student, the perfectionist, the overachiever, the walking dictionary and human spellcheck, and when I try to talk to people, many of them don't respond to what I'm saying because they don't understand it (although it seems simple to me), and instead just stand there repeating over and over, "You're so smart! You're so smart! You're so smart!" (This, although it
Support Hannah's Nun Fund!One of my best friends and role models is in the process of joining a Dominican order!
Before she can do that, she has to pay off her student loans.
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Xmas... it really DOES mean Christmas!And it originated over 500 years ago:
What Is the X in Xmas?
You won’t find Xmas in church songbooks or even on many greeting cards. Xmas is popularly associated with a trend towards materialism, and sometimes the target of people who decry the emergence of general “holiday” observance instead of particular cultural and religious ritual.
But the history of the word “Xmas” is actually more respectable — and fascinating — than you might suspect. First of all, the abbreviation predates by centuries its use in gaudy advertisements. It was first used in the mid 1500s. X is the Greek letter “chi,” the initial letter in the word Χριστός. And here’s the kicker: Χριστός means “Christ.” X has been an acceptable representation of the word “Christ” for
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