Wednesday, June 10, 2009


Mea culpa--I am guilty of a big mistake in yesterday's post and offer my apology to you and to the Ecole Biblique. I assumed that the burials in the crypt were of people's ashes. NOT true! It is the normal burial (of a body in a casket) of deceased Brothers.
The text following my photo of the crypt has been duly corrected.
Professor Strugnell's ashes, brought from America, are the only ashes.

Dina, Dina, why did you assume something without checking the facts?
I had never seen multi-story burial. I have much to learn . . .
Sincere thanks to Fr. Jean-Michel de Tarragon of the Ecole for pointing out my error, and (mercifully) in a kind and friendly manner. Thank God for teachers such as he.


GMG said...

Hi Dina! Mistakes we all make and anyhow I'm learning a lot here!!!

Meanwhile Blogtrotter (not me, I’m stuck here ;)) is profiting from the holidays in Lisbon this week and has a tour of Lake Galve, one of the beautiful lakes near Trakai, to show you! Hope you enjoy and have a great week!

Petrea said...

See? This is why I come a day late. I get to read it as corrected. Dina, Dina, don't be too hard on yourself. You brought this story to light and Fr. Jean-Michel de Tarragon, who sounds like a very interesting guy, was kind enough to enlighten us even further. How can that be anything but good?

cieldequimper said...

Errare humanum est. ;-)

mire said...

Dina your posts flow with so much beauty and spirituality and historical fact and this post is evidence that your research is sound and that you are concerned with accuracy.


shalom Have a beautiful day filled with love and light.

Cloudia said...

You are a guide that I trust!
You made a good assumption for two reasons - no harm since you immediately shared your enlightenment with us.
You are a gem, Sistah!

Anonymous said...

I suppose this is important information for those about to bury somebody but for a blog and readers from all over the world. Who really knows which is what for where? LOL

I do understand getting it right.

See: Our Flower Pot.

Anonymous said...

Thing about the net is there is always someone out there to correct you. I took a closer look at the urn. It's shards that have been glued together. Bet theres a story.

Reader Wil said...

Never mind! I enjoyed seeing the photos! Very interesting post Dina!

Bonnie Bonsai said...

"To err is human, to forgive is divine", so the saying I learned in high school.

I will come back to read more!

Understanding is all we need, not judgment.

Humility is a great virtue!

Good day to you Madam.

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Barbara Martin said...

Dina, humans all make mistakes and they can be corrected, just as you have done. I have been reading your previous posts, all on interesting topics so I will return for more.