Sunday, November 11, 2012

Twofold love

"In the Eucharist He grants us a twofold love,
giving us Himself,
so that, nourished by this Bread,
we love each other as He loved us."
Pope Benedict XVI
Nov. 3, 2012, Angelus

Let us join in prayers of gratitude for the generosity, sacrifice,
heroism and bravery of all of our veterans – past and present!


Armistice Day (also known as Remembrance Day) is on 11 November and commemorates the armistice signed between the Allies of World War I and Germany at Compi√®gne, France, for the cessation of hostilities on the Western Front, which took effect at eleven o'clock in the morning — the "eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month" of 1918.
U.S. President Woodrow Wilson first proclaimed an Armistice Day for November 11, 1919. In proclaiming the holiday, he said
"To us in America, the reflections of Armistice Day will be filled with solemn pride in the heroism of those who died in the country's service and with gratitude for the victory, both because of the thing from which it has freed us and because of the opportunity it has given America to show her sympathy with peace and justice in the councils of the nations."

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