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P.G Wodehouse When the Germans made their rapid advance through Belgium in the early summer of 1940, they captured, among other things, Mr. P. G. Wodehouse, who had been living throughout the early part of the war in his villa at Le Touquet, and seems...

St. Teresa Benedicta A brilliant philosopher who stopped believing in God when she was 14, Edith Stein was so captivated by reading the autobiography of Teresa of Avila that she began a spiritual journey that led to her baptism in 1922. Twelve years later...

The Story teller. Story-telling It is interesting how this is treated throughout the world. In Scotland this is encouraged from a very young age. Respect and dignity to the process of fun and entertain. Often there are queues outside for a hour before...

St. Dominic If he hadn’t taken a trip with his bishop, Dominic would probably have remained within the structure of contemplative life; after the trip, he spent the rest of his life being a contemplative in active apostolic work. Born in old Castile,...

The city of Aachen is historically extremely rich, but even though it is still trendy. This feel and mixture must be because of a large student population – students alone represent 20% of all the people living in Aachen. Aachen is a place that I would...

The cabmen's shelter that I would use was the one on Russel Square, where the food found there was magnificant Cabmen's Shelters came about in the late nineteenth century when horse-drawn carriages called Handsom Cabs were the vehicles of choice. While...

St. Cajetan Like most of us, Cajetan seemed headed for an “ordinary” life—first as a lawyer, then as a priest engaged in the work of the Roman Curia. His life took a characteristic turn when he joined the Oratory of Divine Love in Rome, a group devoted...

I The history of the civilized world from the downfall of the Roman Empire to the present day may be summarized as the struggle between Cross and Crescent. This struggle is characterized by a persistent ebb and flow. Mohammed in 622 A.D. transformed,...

The Transfiguration All three Synoptic Gospels tell the story of the Transfiguration . With remarkable agreement, all three place the event shortly after Peter’s confession of faith that Jesus is the Messiah and Jesus’ first prediction of his passion...

The beach Such a gift. along the coast but not always there for it can be taken away or for it can just appear The Beach is majestic here in Scotland MIles of sand bestowed for pleasure Often with only the Seagulls and an Eagle to share with The beach...

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