Yesterday, the following homily by Fr. Matthias gave me the impression that the Franciscan Crown had been “updated.” However, it seems that the Franciscans of the Immaculate have modified the Franciscan Crown and combined it with the Chaplet of Seven Sorrows introduced by the Servites while “creating” seven corresponding Glories. While the indulgences for the Franciscan Crown were abrogated by Pope Paul VI, a plenary indulgence has been granted for piously reciting the Three Crowns in a church or oratory under the care of the Franciscans of the Immaculate.
01 August 2014
Today, I’m going to reveal something rather intimate. Actually, I’m going to reveal a number of intimate things that are intrinsically connected. The two main things that may seem most evident are: the reason for my unusual and uncontrollable sense of humour; and, the reason for my unusual and uncontrollable compulsion to, as some have told me, “think too much.” However, I will warn you from the start that if you believe that what I write is a definitive definition of these reasons, you would be in serious error. They are an attempt to define something that cannot be defined; and yet, they are the closest definition I can conceptualize at this moment. Perhaps later, even immediately after I’ve publicly publish this blog post, I may understand it much better. Nonetheless, I will resist the urge to correct it as that may result in me continually rewriting this simple blog post for the rest of my life.