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Sunday, December 25, 2005

Felix Dies Nativitatis





Merry Christmas to all Fumare contributors, readers, and your families.

May the Presence of our Incarnate God bring you joy today and every day.


Question: What book does Raphael depict Mary and Jesus holding? For a larger view of the painting, click here. Up close, the book looks to be in Latin, with the first word "Ad" and the second word starting with an M.

UPDATE: Mr. Corey has posted the answer in the comments. It is the Nones, the prayer of the Canonical office said at 3 p.m., and is indicative of the hour of Crucifixion. Thanks, Joe.

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