Mont St. Michel Commercials

14 11 2009

Mont St Michel is on tv probably more than Ave Maria, and has been for a long time if you watch the following Toyota ad from 1985.  It`s worth the watch for the car name alone btw.


This one is from 2007 and is for a GPS system.




Motion Sensor Holy Water Fonts

12 11 2009

This BBC article comes with a video showing the font in action.

Another Ave Maria Commercial

5 11 2009

Every few months an ad comes on tv that uses Ave Maria as a soundtrack.  This time it’s for cosmetics maker Pola

see commercial here

It is the one at the top of the page.

‘Bombed Mary’ to visit Guernica, Vatican with Nagasaki priests

3 11 2009



NAGASAKI, Oct. 28 (AP) – (Kyodo)—Priests of the Catholic Archdiocese of Nagasaki will take the “bombed Mary,” a statue damaged in the wartime U.S. atomic bombing of the city, on a pilgrimage to Guernica, Spain, and the Vatican next year, archbishop Mitsuaki Takami said Wednesday.

It will be the third overseas trip for the roughly 26-centimeter-high scorched wooden head of a Virgin Mary statue found in the ruins of Urakami Cathedral, about 500 meters from ground zero, following trips to the Vatican in 1985 and Belarus in 2000.

During the tour from April 20 to May 1, the group, including regular followers, will attend a mass and a ceremony to commemorate victims of the 1937 carpet bombing of Guernica by German forces and have an audience in the Vatican with Pope Benedict XVI, he said.

“We should never repeat such a cruel war and hope to call for peace from the nonviolent standpoint,” Takami said in a press conference in Nagasaki.