Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Franciscan Cincture now available through Monastery Greetings

 The Cincture, or White Cord, is a sign of chastity, and has been since the Church's beginning -- and before. Old Testament priests wore cinctures, Consecrated Virgins and religious wear cinctures, and the wearing of cinctures in honor of a particular saint is ancient, first spoken of in the life of St. Monica, the mother of St. Augustine, and carried on by St. Dominic, who wore the cincture in honor of St. Francis of Assisi. Certain Confraternities and Archconfraternities (groups of faithful to a religious cause) also wear cinctures as signs of their affiliation and chastity. Franciscans wear a White Cincture called a 'Cintura Bianca' (pronounced Chin-Torah-Bee-Anka) which translated means 'White Rope.' The three knots on the Franciscan Cincture represent Poverty, Chatity and Obedience, the three Conerstones of the Franciscan Order.

To order your very own
White Cord of St. Francis
The Portiuncula Hermitage 
simply go to
Monastery Greetings

St. Dominic once asked St. Francis of Assisi for his White Cord he wore over his tunic. Dominic, the Founder of the Dominican Order,  wore this White Cord under his habit for the remainder of his life in honor of St. Francis, whom he so greatly admired and respected. This White Cord can be worn inside trousers or under a dress without anyone having knowledge that you are doing so.


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Thursday, May 05, 2011

Governor Mike Pence !!!


Congressman Mike Pence (R-IN) announced today that he is running for Governor of Indiana. Pence is the Author of the Pence Amendment to Defund Planned Parenthood, a Bill that President Barack Obama has said he will veto.

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