I had missed this (or the BBC did not show it? Can someone of my English readers tell me more about this?) and I am glad to repost it courtesy of CNA and Father Z.
The fact the lady has run with the image of the Blessed Virgin is particularly impressive.
On a lighter note, one notices even Usain Bolt feels the need to cross himself before a race, though being Usain Bolt he can’t avoid being over the top in that, too.
I also liked the Russian athlete who before her final start crossed herself uninterruptedly from the “ready” to the starting signal.
I am anxiously awaiting for the next idiot asking the Christian signs be forbidden from Olympic games,lest some Muslim (read: some anti-clerical atheist) should feel offended.
Sixteen years old, and already a wisdom which puts to shame so many of three times her age.
U.S. Gold medalist Gabby Douglas gives “all the glory to God” for her achievement. She even had the cheek – in these unbelievable times, it might soon be forbidden if someone takes offence – to tweet her thanks to God, adding “may I never forget the good things he does for me”.
One reads such things, and has some hope that a new generation of Christians will learn to be more assertive and more, well, Christian than their (collectively speaking) parents did.