Tag: holidays

System Administrator Appreciation Day

“Friday, July 29th, 2005, is the 6th annual System Administrator Appreciation Day. On this special international day, give your System Administrator something that shows that you truly appreciate their hard work and dedication.” “Let’s face it, System Administrators get no respect 364 days a year. This is the day that all fellow System Administrators across …

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Feast of the Sacred Heart

Today is the Feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. Below is a prayer to the Sacred Heart that was printed on prayer cards my wife and I gave out at our wedding. O most holy Heart of Jesus, fountain of every blessing, I adore Thee, I love Thee and with a lively sorrow for …

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Purge Me With Hyssop

"Remember, man, that you are dust and to dust you shall return." On the first day of Lent, these are the words (adapted from Genesis 2:19) spoken as someone, usually a priest, dips his thumb in ash and makes the sign of the cross on your forehead. They serve as an outward sign of an …

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What Does Lent Mean to You?

[A previous post didn’t get the attention I’d hoped for, so I’m republishing it. – Funky] "The Teutonic word Lent, which we employ to denote the forty days’ fast preceding Easter, originally meant no more than the spring season. Still it has been used from the Anglo-Saxon period to translate the more significant Latin term …

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A Season For All Men

"The Teutonic word Lent, which we employ to denote the forty days’ fast preceding Easter, originally meant no more than the spring season. Still it has been used from the Anglo-Saxon period to translate the more significant Latin term quadragesima (French carême, Italian quaresima, Spanish cuaresma), meaning the ‘forty days’, or more literally the ‘fortieth …

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