Results 1 to 21 of 21
  1. #1
    ENT
    ENT is offline
    god
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Last Online
    @
    Location
    Bangladesh
    Posts
    28,220

    Pope hands out rosaries as medicine.

    November 18th 2013.
    Pope Francis has advised Catholics to take a special dose of spiritual medicine, offering some 20,000 boxes of "mercy" - containing rosary beads - to pilgrims in St Peter's Square.

    "I now want to suggest a medicine. 'What?' you ask, 'the Pope is now a pharmacist?'" Francis said, shaking a box resembling a pack of tablets, after reciting the traditional Sunday Angelus prayer from a window overlooking the square.

    Labelled "Misericordina, 50 Grammes for the Heart" and emblazoned with an image of the human heart, the box contains 59 threaded rosary beads.

    The instructions, provided in several languages, say: "Can be used once a day, but in case of emergency can be taken as much as the soul needs.

    "The dose is the same for adults and children," it adds.

    The unusual medicine box was inspired by followers of Polish nun Mary Faustina Kowalska, who was made a saint in 2000 and is known as the Apostle of Divine Mercy, according to the Italian news agency ANSA.

    "Don't forget to take your medicine, because it is good for the heart, the soul, the whole life," the pontiff said.
    Pope hands out rosaries as medicine

  2. #2
    Thailand Expat
    beazalbob69's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Last Online
    22-07-2018 @ 05:01 AM
    Location
    Between here and nowhere.
    Posts
    1,462
    How many people have choked to death so far?

  3. #3
    I am in Jail

    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    Last Online
    12-07-2019 @ 12:26 PM
    Location
    Chiang Mai
    Posts
    5,756
    There are so many stories these days in the media where the headline is different to the actual facts of the story , take this story, the Pope isnt actually giving out rosaries as medicine, is he ?

  4. #4
    Thailand Expat
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Last Online
    @
    Posts
    60,017
    No, much more sensationalist this way, aint it?

  5. #5
    Balls to Monty
    Looper's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Last Online
    Yesterday @ 01:30 AM
    Posts
    12,007
    Quote Originally Posted by beazalbob69
    How many people have choked to death so far?
    Easy mistake. They probably did not read the instructions.

    I saw a set of these medicinal beads being administered to a Japanese girl on xHamster this weekend. They are not intended to be swallowed apparently. They are for suppository use. This girl was crying and whimpering so suggest use of some kind of lubricant!

  6. #6
    Tax Consultant
    Thormaturge's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Last Online
    @
    Location
    Bangkok
    Posts
    9,892
    In this modern time a religious leader is handing out a box full of beads to his supporters.

    Perhaps the Pope is on a secret mission to make Catholicism look ridiculous.

  7. #7
    Philippine Expat Davis Knowlton's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Last Online
    @
    Location
    Philippines
    Posts
    17,875
    Might try something useful, like handing out condoms to his tribe; it would solve a lot of the problems in this country.

  8. #8
    Thailand Expat

    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Last Online
    04-09-2019 @ 08:12 PM
    Posts
    36,446
    Quote Originally Posted by Kurgen
    apparently.
    Aye, there's the rub...

  9. #9
    Tax Consultant
    Thormaturge's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Last Online
    @
    Location
    Bangkok
    Posts
    9,892
    Looks like this guy has had a papal visit or two..


  10. #10
    Thailand Expat
    billy the kid's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Last Online
    19-11-2016 @ 07:57 PM
    Posts
    7,639
    my mum had us all sayin the rosary every night when we wos kids.
    it was a big deal to have rosary beads blessed by the pope.

  11. #11
    Thailand Expat
    wasabi's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2012
    Last Online
    01-09-2019 @ 06:11 AM
    Location
    England
    Posts
    10,950
    These beads will be worth a fortune in 500 years time,roseary beads blessed by the Pope,a blessed powerful heirlome to pass on to the great great grandchildren.

  12. #12
    Thailand Expat
    rickschoppers's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Last Online
    @
    Location
    Thailand
    Posts
    7,174
    The power of suggestion can not be underestimated.

  13. #13
    Gohills flip-flops wearer
    withnallstoke's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Last Online
    13-09-2019 @ 11:36 PM
    Location
    The Felcher Memorial Home.
    Posts
    14,273
    "Give me your tired, your poor,
    Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
    The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
    Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me,
    And i will give them beads".

  14. #14
    Tax Consultant
    Thormaturge's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Last Online
    @
    Location
    Bangkok
    Posts
    9,892
    Personally I would prefer to see the Pope paying for relief efforts and medical care in the Philippines right now.

    Maybe he is but I don't see any news about it.

  15. #15
    Thailand Expat
    beazalbob69's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Last Online
    22-07-2018 @ 05:01 AM
    Location
    Between here and nowhere.
    Posts
    1,462
    Quote Originally Posted by Thormaturge View Post
    Personally I would prefer to see the Pope paying for relief efforts and medical care in the Philippines right now.

    Maybe he is but I don't see any news about it.
    The Pope aka "The Catholic Church" prolly has enough money from all the suckers to buy the Philippines, rebuild it and name it the Vatican 2.

  16. #16
    Philippine Expat Davis Knowlton's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Last Online
    @
    Location
    Philippines
    Posts
    17,875
    Quote Originally Posted by Thormaturge View Post
    Personally I would prefer to see the Pope paying for relief efforts and medical care in the Philippines right now.

    Maybe he is but I don't see any news about it.
    I've seen virtually no mention of the church at all in regard to relief efforts.

    What is interesting here is that many Filipinos are refusing to donate to any of the government relief funds, and are only donating through international funds, claiming they don't believe donations to government sites will ever reach those in need. Pretty sad commentary.

  17. #17
    Thailand Expat
    rickschoppers's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Last Online
    @
    Location
    Thailand
    Posts
    7,174
    There is no guarantee that donating to a national fund will also make its way to those who need it.

    http://www.gizmodo.com.au/2011/03/di...-probably-not/

    http://henrymakow.com/2013/10/The-Re...s-Scam%20.html

  18. #18
    Tax Consultant
    Thormaturge's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Last Online
    @
    Location
    Bangkok
    Posts
    9,892
    Quote Originally Posted by Davis Knowlton View Post
    What is interesting here is that many Filipinos are refusing to donate to any of the government relief funds, and are only donating through international funds, claiming they don't believe donations to government sites will ever reach those in need. Pretty sad commentary.
    The only two organizations I give money to are the Salvation Army and the Red Cross because I have known people who work for them both and have been impressed by what they tell me. I was also a blood donor in the UK.

    The thought that my Red Cross donations may go to provide food parcels for people in the UK bemuses me.

    IMHO money given to the church...any church...would be spent on trinkets before being used for any good.
    I see fish. They are everywhere. They don't know they are fish.

  19. #19
    Lord of Swine
    Necron99's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Last Online
    @
    Location
    Nahkon Sawon
    Posts
    13,025
    In the Queensland floods a fortune was donated.
    Then the government levied a special tax on everyone, including those who had already given.

  20. #20
    Thailand Expat
    Rainfall's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    Last Online
    03-08-2015 @ 10:32 PM
    Posts
    2,492
    The Vatican gave $4 million to the Philippines.

  21. #21
    disturbance in the Turnip baldrick's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Last Online
    Today @ 05:07 PM
    Location
    Heidleberg
    Posts
    21,603
    Quote Originally Posted by Pope Francis
    Miseri
    legacy of the church

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •