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San Atanasio

Athanasius Bishop of Alexandria; died 2 May, Athanasius was the greatest champion of Catholic belief on the subject of the Incarnation that the Church has ever known and in

Marijke’s reproduction of  a tablet-woven band which belonged to  Bathilde, Queen of the Franks  (7th Century) which was found among other textile fragments in Chelles Abbey. Look at the little “pebbly” figures that run along the bottom edge of the band. They could be woven using the Andean Pebble Weave structure.

Falling into Spring

Reproduction by Marijke van Epen of the tablet-woven band found in the grave of Queen Bathilde


Saint Maria Goretti pray for us and victims of crimes and girls and against poverty. Embodiment of forgiveness.

Santoral: Santoral del 6 de Marzo Santa Coleta, Virgen

Colette: he founded seventeen convents with the reformed rule and reformed several older convents. She was reknowned for her sanctity, ecstacies, and visions of the Passion, and prophesied her own death in her convent at Ghent, Belgium

Orthodox Christians (New Calendar) commemorate the death (Dormition) of the Virgin Mary today. For those for whom such feasts are foreign, it is easy to misunderstand what the Orthodox are about – and to assume that this is simply a feast to Mary because we like that sort of thing. Flippant attitudes fail to perceive the depths of the mystery of our salvation. The Dormition of the Mother of God is one of many doorways into that mystery – all of which is Christ – who alone is our salvation.

The Day the Earth Stood Still

Glory to God for All Things ~ The Earth Stood Still ~ Dormition of Mary

Táriq, Táreq, Táric o Ṭāriq Benzema ibn Ziyād al-Layti (en árabe, طارق بن زياد, Tarik ) (m.722). General  bereber de Nafza, que dirigió la conquista musulmana de la península ibérica (Hispania visigoda), según la historiografía tradicionalmente admitida, basada en crónicas árabes de los siglos X y XI. El nombre "Gibraltar" es el derivado en español del nombre en árabe Jabal Tāriq o Jab al-Tarik (جبل طارق), que significa "montaña de Táriq", nombrada así tras su desembarco en este lugar.

Berber people - Tariq ibn Ziyad, Berber Muslim and Umayyad general who led the conquest of Visigothic Hispania in 711