International News Archive - September 03, 2010
Peruvian authorities recently reported that the Amazon river is at its lowest level in over 40 years, causing trouble for regions that depend on its waters for transportation.
Word of the Day
- A handkerchief.
- Specifically— The legendary sweat-cloth; the handkerchief of St. Veronica, according to tradition miraculously impressed with the mask of Christ; also, the napkin about Christ's head (Johu xx. 7).
- In general, any miraculous portrait of Christ.
The word 'sudarium' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a handkerchief'.