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The Crutches Of Ste Anne De Beaupre, Quebec, Canada

 
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Rest in Peace
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Posted 06/24/2014   10:44 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add ikeyPikey to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
This card gave me pause ;)






Quote:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré

The Basilica of Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré is a major Roman Catholic place of pilgrimage and has a copy of Michelangelo's Pietà (the original is in the St. Peter's Basilica in Rome). The basilica is also known as a place of miracles. One of the builders of the original church, Louis Guimont, helped build the church despite having severe scoliosis and needing the aid of a crutch. When the church was complete, he was able to walk independently. Subsequent visitors to the church who have prayed have left their canes, crutches and walking aides behind as testament to their healing. The main wall when you first walk into the basilica is now completely covered with crutches.


Cheers,

/s/ ikeyPikey
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Posted 06/25/2014   01:10 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Puzzler to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thank you for posting this. I have never been in a healing place except those I created myself. It must feel quite different there.
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Posted 06/25/2014   09:45 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add timbres667 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Been there when I was a boy with my family. Hard to believe today all these crutches. In those days the catholic religion was the cement of the society in the province of Quebec for the good and the bad. About healing I heard back then that faith can move a mountain. Thanks for posting. Daniel
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Edited by timbres667 - 06/25/2014 09:51 am
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Posted 06/26/2014   02:37 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add ikeyPikey to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Puzzler, timbres667: I am pleased to have pleased.

I've had occasion, these past few years, to think about fairness. The Book of Job is most often taught as a test of faith, but it also makes a useful treatise on fairness. It seems that fairness - the expecting, the seeking, the making of fairness - is something that *we* bring to the world, and for that we can & should be proud.

For me, this postcard is not about the crutches; it is about each & every crutch, because each & every crutch comes to us from a moment of hope, and faith, and devotion. Open your heart to that, and you've gained something.

Cheers,

/s/ ikeyPikey
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Posted 06/26/2014   03:28 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add timbres667 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Ikey
Thanks for this great post! I've been awake for an hour and a half. I'm going back to bed thinkink about what you wrote. God bless you and your family. Daniel
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Posted 02/17/2015   9:22 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add ikeyPikey to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
... and there were crutches in the sanctuary, too ...



http://www.sanctuairedebeauvoir.qc....ctuaires.htm Links to twenty-one Sanctuaries in the regional system.

http://www.ssadb.qc.ca/ Link to Basilica Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré

http://www.sanctuairesainteanne.org...=202&lang=en The Statue of Saint Anne

If you'd like to see more images, you can google 'statue of st anne de beaupre' & select [images].

But The Big Surprise was the RPP's stamp box:



VELOX is the brand name of the photographic paper, which was invented by Leo Baekeland, who sold it to Kodak.

Leo was also the inventor of ... Bakelite! Our old favorite!

http://goscf.com/t/39686 Cover to Bakelite Corporation w/ NPM meter imprint

http://goscf.com/t/13858 Do you remember Bakelite?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leo_Baekeland

Cheers,

/s/ ikeyPikey
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Posted 05/18/2015   11:31 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add ikeyPikey to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
One postcard is a curiosity.

Two postcards complement each other.

But three postcards make a collectible category.

My 3rd postcard of crutches.

Cheers,

/s/ ikeyPikey





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