Newest Fun Fact
The ashes used on Ash Wednesday are made from the blessed palms used in the Palm Sunday celebration of the previous year.
Fun Facts so far:
- The ashes used on Ash Wednesday are made from the blessed palms used in the Palm Sunday celebration of the previous year.
- The Holy Bible is the world's bestselling book... and it's also the most shoplifted book in the world.
- Permanent Deacons can be married. However, if the wife happens to pass away before the husband/deacon the deacon can't remarry. He could, though, become a priest.
- The word catholic was first used c.110 to describe the Church by St. Ignatius of Antioch.
- There are two plausible locations as to where the Garden of Eden actually was: either at the point where the Tigris River and the Euphrates River meet OR on an island in the Persian Gulf.
- The Vatican Radio was born February 12, 1931.
- Saint Meinrad Archabbey was founded in 1854 by monks from Einsiedeln Abbey in Switzerland.
- Cincture - Rope belt with three knots worn by Franciscan monks. The knots represent the vows of poverty, chastity, and obedience.