International News Archive - August 24, 2011
Less than a day after Virginia was hit with a 5.8 magnitude Earthquake, Peru felt the force of a 7.0 magnitude quake.
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'.