In the New Orleans Confederate Civil War Museum there is a crown of thorns, weaved for Jefferson Davis, president of the Confederacy, by Blessed Pope Pius IX. At the behest of an Irish priest, who had befriended Davis and who often visited him during his two-year imprisonment after the war, the Pope sent the veteran general and statesman this sign of compassion.Pius was himself a “prison of the Vatican” after the fall of the Papal States under the forces of the freemason Garibaldi. The thorns in this crown are two inches long. As a token of respect to the beleaguered pontiff, the city of Macon, Georgia, named a street in his honor. They even put it in Italian: Pio Nono Avenue.
Brother André Marie, M.I.C.M.“It was Saint Helena who discovered the True Cross in Jerusalem in 326, four years before she died. She built churches on Mount Calvary, at Bethlehem and in the little town of Fostat in Egypt where the Holy Family went in flight when Jesus was a Child.” https://t.co/aZehxsQdAA1 day ago