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Fʀ. A. J. D. S.
"St. Charles Cares for the Plague Victims of Milan" (Jacob Jordaens, 1655)
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Fʀ. A. J. D. S. Mar 10
Replying to @frajds
St. Charles Borromeo closed the churches of Milan during the plague of 1575. What he did instead of endangering his people within closed spaces — of disease they understood that much — was send out his priests into the streets to minister the sacraments as the people needed them.
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Fʀ. A. J. D. S. Mar 10
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Out of concern for the health of his priests, he urged them to due caution and prudence. He himself, the archbishop, ministered to the sickest patients. That's an example of faith, reason, charity, and heroic virtue in good balance.
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Fʀ. A. J. D. S. Mar 10
Replying to @frajds
In some places outdoor altars were erected so that the Eucharist could be confected and brought to the people as Viaticum. In thanksgiving for the end of the plague, crosses were erected where the altars stood. You can still find some similar crosses in the city of Brugherio.
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Fʀ. A. J. D. S. Mar 10
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Tell me if this doesn't remind you of Pope Francis inviting the faithful to follow his daily Mass by live stream. This is the 16th century equivalent!
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Christine M. Krebs Mar 10
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Holy Gasp 😮😮😮 just beautiful
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Spencer Mullins Mar 10
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Wow never seen that and what an image
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TheAmishCatholic Mar 10
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Some weirdo faces in this one
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