Bible That Traveled to the Moon Now Visits the Vatican

Microchip Bible

In February 1971, astronaut Edgar Mitchell traveled to the moon aboard Apollo 14, carrying with him a reminder of the Creator:  a tiny Bible.  I told the story of the "space bible" when it was up for auction two years ago (and I linked to some notable prayers from space).Now the microchip Bible will be among items displayed at the Vatican in a special exhibit called "Verbum Domini II:  God's Word Goes Out to the Nations."  The exhibit, which runs from April 2 through June 22, will feature art … [Read more...]

Peter, Paul and Mary Sing About the Woman at the Well

Peter Paul and Mary

As a deacon, my husband reads the Gospel at Mass each Sunday.  This morning before we left the house he stared at me, a sort of "deer in headlights" stare, and said, "Today's Gospel is REALLY long!"And indeed, it was.  At 775 words, the story of Jesus' encounter with the Samaritan woman at the well may be the longest Gospel reading except for the readings of the Passion during Holy Week.I found this rendition of "Jesus Met a Woman" by '60s folk singers Peter Paul and Mary.  It seems just … [Read more...]


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