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Category Archives: Saints
It’s not unheard of that I, having finished one book and not yet decided on the next, make myself late for work in the morning by staring at my bookshelves, looking for that title that particularly strikes my fancy. (I … Continue reading
BTW you guys, yesterday was St Jeanne Jugan’s feast day. Here’s what I posted on facebook: Happy feast of Saint Jeanne Jugan! Canonized by Pope Benedict XVI in 2009, St Jeanne Jugan was the foundress of the order of the … Continue reading
In her book The Magician’s Book, Laura Miller writes, One of the first stories I found both true and terribly sad is a chapter that comes in the middle of P.L. Travers’s Mary Poppins, an interlude devoted to the infant … Continue reading
In honor of the anniversary of Lepanto, let’s all read Chesterton’s masterful poem. White founts falling in the Courts of the sun, And the Soldan of Byzantium is smiling as they run; There is laughter like the fountains in that … Continue reading
Ladies and Gentlemen, The Bible, by Jonathan Goldstein Riverhead Trade, 2009. 256 pages. If you are looking for pious hagiographies of Old Testament saints (and one from the New), look further. Goldstein’s little book of stories, portraits of biblical characters … Continue reading