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Mother Teresa: The Saint of Calcutta - ... The Government ACt of 1935 and Constituent Assembly Debates from 1947 to 1950, added a dimension to the ideas about the environment. The assembly debates focused on which of the two governments would administer to what areas of economy and society. The federal government really favored the management of land and other aspects of of human development and only some areas considered central admission. Today, the effects in history since independence can be seen (Environment, Law, and Democracy in India 1,2)....   [tags: smile, saint, teaching, fame, charity] 2232 words
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St. Teresa of Avila: The Unperfect Saint - Contrary to common belief, saints are not perfect. Saints simply seek Christ more than anyone else. Saints understood the need for Christ in their own lives through their own experiences. St. Teresa of Avila did not live a perfect life, although she strived to after her conversion. St. Teresa, after living in the world, realized her desperate need for a personal relationship with God, but by no means was she perfect. Teresa Sánchez Cepeda Davila y Ahumada lived in Avila, Spain where she was born in 1515 and lived during the Reformation until her death at age 67....   [tags: Saint, Religion, Biogrpahy]
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Saint Barbara's Life - A beautiful woman, loved by her parents, apple of her father’s eye, and yet kept alone, one would not think this young lady would be connected to the powerful Air Defense Artillery, however, this young woman is the Patron Saint of the Air Defense Artillery. Her name is Barbara and she was executed long before her time, but when she died, a most extraordinary event occurred, to make her the center of the Air Defense Artillery. Upon her death, a lightning bolt came from the sky and killed her father as he was walking home....   [tags: biography, christianity, saint of artillery]
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Saint Clare of Assisi - ... For much of the 42 years she lived at San Damiano, she was limited to her bed. The Bishop of Assisi and other priests tried to convince her to ease her life practices, but she refused to, and remained obedient to the Church. It has been reported that when Clare became too ill to attend Mass, she was able to see and hear the Christmas Eve Mass on the wall of her room. Because of this, Saint Clare is known for being the patron saint of television. The main saint that influenced Saint Clare was Saint Francis....   [tags: Heaven After Death, Saint, Christian Faith]
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The Story of Saint Catherine’s Prison - The Story of Saint Catherine’s Prison “Near Famagusta is another city called Salamis, set on the seashore, where there was once a noble and wealthy city. It is there that St. Catherine was born and her tomb remains still.” ~ German priest Ludolf von Suchen of Westphalia In the 12th century, the story of the beloved St. Catherine was brought to Europe by the Crusaders returning from their battles in the East. She was from a noble blood line of Roman emperors and her father was Constantine, King of Salamis....   [tags: Saint Catherine] 446 words
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Fast Track To Being A Saint - Fast Track To Being A Saint There is no waiting list to become a saint. Instant access, like the internet, is now available if one can prove a few miracles and get enough people to rally in ones' behalf to become a saint in less than a few years. On May 9, 2005, Pope Benedict read a letter in which "he asked the head of the Vatican Congregation, for the causes of saints, Cardinal Jose Saraiva Martins, to waive the five-year waiting period between the time of a person's death and when the process for beatification, a key step toward sainthood, can begin (Fisher and Goodstein1)....   [tags: Pope John Paul Saint] 1719 words
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Biography of Saint Francis of Assissi - Biography of Saint Francis of Assissi 1. Birth Saint Francis was born Giovanni Bernadone in either 1181 or 1182 in the Italian hill town of Assisi. His parents, Pietro and Pica, were members of the rather well-to-do merchant class of the town. Pioetro Bernadone was away in France when his son was born. On his return, he had the boy's name changed from Giovanni to Franceso (“The Little Frenchman”-perhaps a tribute to France, a country he loved and from which his wife's family came). Saint Francis of Assisi, was born in 1182, more probably in the latter year....   [tags: Saint Francis Italy Religion Essays] 3708 words
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An Analysis of Wright’s Poem Saint Judas - An Analysis of Wright’s Poem Saint Judas       Upon reading the poem "Saint Judas" by James Wright, the reader quickly realizes that the poem deals with Judas Iscariot, one of Jesus' twelve apostles.  The author describes Judas as "going out to kill himself,"(line 1) when he sees a man being beaten by "a pack of hoodlums"(2).  Judas quickly runs to help the man, forgetting "how [his] day began"(4).  He leaves his rope behind and, ignoring the soldiers around him, runs to help.  Finally, he remembers the circumstances that surround his suicidal intentions and realizes that he is "banished from heaven"(9) and "without hope"(13)  He runs to the man anyway and holds him "for nothing in [his]...   [tags: Saint Judas]
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Fantastic Elements of Saint George and The Dragon - Fantastic Elements of Saint George and The Dragon        Margaret Hodges adapted "Saint George and The Dragon" from its original work that was written by Edmund Spencer. "Saint George and The Dragon" is a short story that was published in 1984. Margaret Hodges, who adapted this fantastic literature, is from North America. " Saint George and The Dragon" shows many characteristic of Magical Realism; however, it is Fantastic Literature.   "Saint George and The Dragon" is similar to Magical Realism because the characters within the story treat the events as a normal occurrence....   [tags: Saint George and The Dragon]
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Saint George and the Dragon as Fantastic Literature - Saint George and the Dragon as Fantastic Literature       Set "in the days when monsters and giants and fairy folk lived," Margaret Hodges' tale Saint George and the Dragon brings to the world of children Edmund Spenser's classic Faerie Queene. Retold in children's format in 1984, Saint George and the Dragon is based upon Spenser's English legend of the sixteenth century. Through examination of the characteristics that describe fantastic and magical realist literature, a more concise understanding of magical realism can be obtained....   [tags: Saint George and the Dragon Essays]
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Saint Francis of Assisi - Saint Francis of Assisi (1182-10/4/1226) was born into a well-off family unit at Assisi, Italy, the son of a wealthy merchant named Pietro di Bernardone. Francis received little formal education and during his formative years. As an adolescent, he was all the rage, attractive, appealing and was mostly preoccupied in having fun; enjoying practical jokes and was usually the central source of entertainment of the party. Francis was brought up in luxury and cheerfulness. He spent a substantial segment of his possessions in wasteful pleasures....   [tags: History Biography Saint Italy Assisi] 1801 words
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The Temple of Apollo at Didyma and Old Saint Peter’s Basilica - Many modern day Christian beliefs and practices were taken from early pagan practices. In fact, the sacred Greek Temple Of Apollo, Didyma (modern day Turkey) and the Christian Old Saint Peter’s Basilica on Vatican Hill, Rome were similar in history, religion, and intended function as a place of worship. The structural aspects of the two have few similarities, however, that is not to say that the pagan influence on the church building was nonexistent. The Temple of Apollo at Didyma was designed by two Greek architects, Paionios of Ephesos, and Dafhnis of Miletos....   [tags: Temple of Apollo at Didyma, religion, Old Saint Pe] 899 words
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The Determination of a Saint - “I am not a saint, unless you think of a saint as a sinner who keeps on trying” (Nelson Mandela). This statement completely and utterly epitomizes the character of Hester Prynne. The willpower and determination that she displays are two factors that should allow anyone to see her as a hero. Hester was able to turn her very products of sin into something positive. Her relationship with God was thoroughly challenged throughout the novel, but she prevailed. Hester was also consistently selfless throughout The Scarlet Letter....   [tags: the scarlet letter, nathaniel hawthorne]
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Analysisi of Martyrdom of Saint Demetrios - ... Loupos looks onward from the right as his friend bleeds from his many wounds, although he is mostly unseen thanks to the icon’s less-than-ideal condition. Despite the artwork’s age, it still conveys the same narrative as it did in its original setting. However, there is noticeable wear done to the image. The tempera paint and gold leaf along the edges of the scene, especially on the far right, is almost completely worn away, revealing the wooden surface beneath. Small cracks have formed along much of the painted surface as well, obscuring elements of the scene and also affecting the texture of the icon....   [tags: Cretan icon of the Byzantine period] 1067 words
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The Story of Saint Francis of Assissi - ... Also, he spent many years caring for the lepers and the sick, and would say, “When one serves the poor, he serves Christ Himself” (Lovasik 91). Francis traveled to other small parishes to preach to the members, and carried out the Word of God. He even founded the Franciscan Order, (Grimm) and with the help of Saint Clare, founded the order called the Poor Clares (Lovasik 91). Francis went from being a wealthy and rude teen to a kind, caring, and loving saint as we know it. The reason many prayer cards have pictures of animals near Francis is because he blessed all of creation and animals loved Francis’ patience and gentleness....   [tags: famous catholic role models]
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Saint Augustine - The doctrine of the Divine Unity is a truth of natural religion; the doctrine of the Trinity is a truth of revealed religion. The various systems of natural theism present arguments for the Divine existence, unity, and attributes, but proceed no further. They do not assert and endeavor to demonstrate that the Supreme Being is three persons in one essence. It is because this doctrine is not discoverable by human reason, that the Christian church has been somewhat shy of attempts to construct it analytically; or even to defend it upon grounds of reason....   [tags: Saint Augustine Religion Doctrines Essays] 5558 words
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Martyr: The Life of Saint Sebastian - The wise Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. once said, “It is better to die for something than to live for nothing.” (Martin Luther King) That quote best befits the life of Saint Sebastian- the martyr. If someone still used their faith and preached the gospel after suffering from torture, that shows they have a calling from The Lord. A purpose that cannot stop even if tortured, shot at, beaten or even killed. His faith influenced the way that we as humans live today with his courage. Saint Sebastian, the 11th Century missionary martyr killed by Emperor Maximian and Diocletian of Rome, died in an effort of wanting to spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ in Rome, encouraging those who were martyred and o...   [tags: christian faith, moral standards]
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The Meaning of Saint Franis´ Life - ... Francis’ actions depict him to be egocentric; however, this way being is not so unusual for a young 20 something year old. After being released as a prisoner of war, Francis returns to Assisi a different person. He returned ill, and even after recovery Francis felt that something was not right. Therefore, Francis tried to “cure” himself by going back to war in order to reap all the benefits of being a war hero; however, this did not alleviate him. It is possible that he felt that worldly glory will make him feel better; however, in the case of Francis, this was not the solution....   [tags: develop, understand, belief, humanitarian] 1027 words
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The Achievements of Saint Thomas Aquainas - Saint Thomas Aquinas (1225-1272) is fundamentally an Aristotelian, and for some, one of the greatest philosophers, and one of the best theologians. His theological writings became regulative of the Catholic Church and his commentaries on Aristotle, represents a great cultural resource, which are now receiving a greater recognition. As a very catholic man, he tried to prove the existence of God. But How. Thomas Aquinas recognized that there were people who doubted the existence of God. Because to them logic did not allow or explain His existence....   [tags: theology, philosophy, biography] 631 words
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The Life of Saint Ignatius - Saint Ignatius’s life was from 1491-1556. He was born to Beltran de Onaz Loyola and Dona Marina Sanchez de Licona they were married in 1467. Ingnatuis father died when he was sixteen years of age, and there was no record of his mother’s birth or death. It is not known if Saint Ignatius ever saw or knew his mother. The reason for that belief was because he was nursed by a common woman who lived in one of the villages and her name was Maria Garin. His grandfather, Don Juan Perez de Onaz, was married to Dona Sancha and they had to three children from that union, one of which was Saint Ignatius’s father Beltran, and two daughters....   [tags: Literature Review]
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The Life of Saint Birgitta - It is rare in history, especially in the late medieval ages, to find a woman who is able to find her own way and make a name for herself without the aid of a man. However, Birgitta Bigersdotter did exactly that; she realized her potential and with the visions from God she was blessed with, she used everything she had and rose to become “one of the great saints of Scandinavia” (Lindqvist 71). Birgitta was the only woman in the fourteenth century who was made a saint and the only woman to start her own monastic order that is still relevant today (Morris 1)....   [tags: medieval ages, sweden]
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A Brief Biography of Saint Augustine - ... He also became a university professor who devoted his time to teaching courses in Scripture at recently founded universities in Paris, Rome, and Naples. Aquinas was a proflic writer who wrote the Summa Theologia. This was a book that was an introduction for students of theology. In regards to his view on sin, Aquinas accepts Augustine’s idea of sin starting from Adam’s fall, but believes it is not a biological inheritance to all humans. Aquinas taught that sin is a word, deed, or desire that is contrary to eternal law....   [tags: Christian philosphy, religious beliefs] 1726 words
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Saint Michael's Roles in Christianity - ... In this group you have the Dominions, Powers and Virtues. The final group are the angels of the world who are said to govern the entire world. In the group you have the Principalities, Archangels, and Angels. The Cherubim and Seraphim are the closest to God, and the Angels and Archangels are most related to being involved in human affairs (Cook et al. 2005). The Archangel Michael is one of only three of God's angels that are named directly named in the Bible. The other two were Gabriel, who was God's special messenger, and Lucifer, the original name of Satan or The Devil....   [tags: religion, tradition, angel] 1728 words
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The Torment of Saint Anthony - The Torment of Saint Anthony The Torment of Saint Anthony (c. 1487-¬88), an oil and tempera on a panel, is believed to be the first painting by Michelangelo inspired by an engraving by Martin Schongauer (c. 1470-75) when Michelangelo was 12 or 13 years old (Vogel. 2009). It is one of the four surviving panel paintings by Michelangelo, who, according to one biographer, had spoken with disdain of oil painting in later life. It was purchased by an American art dealer at a Sotheby’s auction in July 2008 for $2MM....   [tags: Art] 641 words
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Saint Maybe by Anne Tyler - ... Anne Tyler has an exceptional ability to create very believable, realistic characters in her novel. Throughout the story, Ian Bedloe, the novel’s central character, matures and develops in the same way some other people would. At the age of seventeen, Ian was just like the teenagers seen both in the modern day and in 1965. He was “easygoing, quick to make friends, fond of a good time... He liked to wear ragged jeans and plaid shirts… His shoes were high-top sneakers held together with electrical tape… He was bright, his teachers said, but lazy....   [tags: book analysis, literary analysis, forgiveness, God]
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The Life of Saint Francis - ... Francis had to get money some way so he stole some cloth and a horse from his father. He father started noticing his son’s crimes and his father took him to the local bishop. The bishop told Francis he had to return everything he took and what Francis did was amazing. Francis took the clothes off his back and passed them to his father, along with giving him the money he had. This showed his father that God was Francis’ father now. This was the final conversion for Francis. After that he and his father never spoke again....   [tags: christianity, animals, moral] 517 words
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The Teaching of Saint Gregory - A. “The Teaching of Saint Gregory” contains many theologically concepts as God and Creation, Christology, human Sin and salvation, eschatology and resurrection. Owing to the limited space, I will only explore some key elements which I think are worthy to be discussed. First, Gregory depicts the God’s attributes – it begins with the faith of Trinity- God created the world and humankind, the Son saved humankind and the Spirit sustained the world (259, 263, 362). There is no one before God and there is no creator (259)....   [tags: Christology, God, Creation] 1150 words
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Analysis of The Saint-Chappelle - What would’ve happened if Greco-Roman culture had disappeared in the middle ages. The Muslims wouldn’t have gained all of their great knowledge and the rest of the world, especially Europe, would have been completely different. The Muslims golden age caused Europe to enter into an era of reason, which would change the Catholic Church forever. This golden age was what culturally awoke Western Europe and what established a new style of architecture that would dominate Europe cathedrals far into the future....   [tags: gothic church, cathedral, muslims] 1187 words
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Saint Francis of Assisi - Saint Francis of Assisi was a uniquely spiritual man who gave up a life of wealth and position to lead a life of poverty in accordance and service to God. Embracing a life according to the Gospels, Francis went on to establish a Monastic Order, known as the Franciscans. In the midst of the political climate within the religious community of Italy, Francis emerged a champion for the poor and sick, with humility and no regard for himself. Francis exhibited his love for God through his love and admiration for all of God's creation including nature....   [tags: service to God, spiritual man, wealth]
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Who is Saint Bernadette? - ... I want to stay poor” (Lord and Lord 231). Bernadette never fell into the vice of pride; she would rather be impoverished and humble than wealthy and conceited. With her health continuing to falter as it did for a good majority of her life, Bernadette was of ill health while a nun towards the end of her life. Even so, as she had done in the past Bernadette covered up her physical anguish with humor. While she continued to take her faith and vocation seriously, as her model Mary did, she had much fun at the convent with the other nuns....   [tags: visions, Lourdes, nun, religion, God]
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Saint Columba - Saint Columba was born on the 7th of December, 521 in Garten Ireland. He was born to Fedhlimdh, the great grandson of the Irish king Niall of the Nine Hostages, and Eithne (Edmonds. “St. Columba”). Eithne was related to the royalty of of the Scottish Dalriada being a descendant of the King of Leinster. Columba could have attempted to become and Irish king but instead devoted his life to becoming a servant of God (“Who is St. Columba?” stcolumbaretreathouse.com). Once Columba was had learned to read and write he enrolled in the Monastic school of Moville and studied under St....   [tags: Biography ]
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Two Different Versions of the Moral Saint - Susan Wolf presents two different versions of the Moral Saint in order to show that a perfectly moral person does not live a desirable life. A saint is someone who lives a perfectly moral life according to a given ethical system, and “a necessary condition of moral sainthood would be that one’s life be dominated by a commitment to improving the welfare of others or of society as a whole” (Wolf). Is a Moral Saintliness even a humanly possible. Susan Wolf’s description of a Moral Saint is virtually a fictional being....   [tags: ring of gyges, moral life, saints]
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The Life and Representations of patron Saint Barbra - ... Her father went on a journey of sorts, and ordered a bath house be built for her of a design he had already approved of. When the workers came she convinced then to put three windows in, instead of the two her father had approved of. This was supposed to represent the holy trinity. Out raged when he returned her father demanded to know why. She told him the meaning behind it and immediately she was take before the prefect of the province, and was sentenced to torture and death by beheading for being a Christian....   [tags: artillerymen, safety, military] 722 words
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The Elements behind Saint David's Day - ... These erections were made in order to recognize St Non not just because she was the mother of Saint David but also because she was seen to represent the character of holiness and purity. It is believed that Saint Non spent a lot of her life celibate. She is thought to have started a convent which is where she resided. L- The ruins of St Non’s Chapel (Capel Non) R- St Non’s well There is less known about the life of St. David’s father in comparison to his mother. In many places, he is listed as Sant which is welsh for saint but many believe that this is not his real name....   [tags: UK's national saints, patron saints of Wales]
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Saint Honor Cakes - ... Although during the summer in Paris cream became hard to find, so pastry chefs substituted a pastry cream lightened with beaten egg whites. As a result pastry chefs decided to create their own interpretations. Some of the ideas that were being passed around were Bavarian cream with apricot, pineapple, strawberry or raspberry; and for an orange filling, glazed orange quarters replaced the cream puffs. There are many components to the St. Honoré Cake five to be exact. This five would include: puff pastry and choux pastry base, cream puffs with pastry cream, glaze on cream puffs, and chiboust cream in the middle....   [tags: pastry, cake, classic, filling, cream]
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Robert Rogers and the Raid on Saint Francis - Introduction During the French and Indian War (1754-1763), the French used Indian raids to attack British settlements all along the east coast. These efforts were successful in checking British colonial expansion. In response, Britain occupied forts in upstate New York with hopes that their conventional forces would inhibit Indian raids. These forts failed because they only controlled the area within musket range of their walls. The British turned to Robert Rogers and his rangers. The colonial rangers were inured to the deprivations of wilderness fighting....   [tags: attack, expansion, forts, war] 1749 words
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Saint Dominic Guzman of the Dominican Order, Saint Francis of Assisi and Saint Thomas Aquinas - The importance of new religious orders that spread new ideas and customs of the twelfth and thirteenth centuries are as significant today as it was in the early history of Christianity. For Christians to look beyond the realm of what is great and informative of the early teachings there were three philosophers and theologians of that time. To discuss those three men of God, their ideas and knowledge were a great insight to a new and fresh tradition among their followers and congregations. These new orders instituted by Saint Francis and Saint Dominic and their emulators maintained and propagated the faith among the souls of men and the social intuitions throughout the empire....   [tags: Catholic Theology] 1905 words
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A Brief Analysis of Saint Thomas Aquinas - ... “Whatever is moved is moved by something else. Potentiality is only moved by actuality” (Archie). There is an excellent example of this “an actual oak tree is what produces the potentiality of an acorn” (Archie). There must be a first mover, in order for there to be motions. He believes by taking away the actual is like taking away the potential, as well; it both goes hand in hand. A good example of this would be: “the reason a student has the potential to be awake is that he had (actual) toast for breakfast....   [tags: philosophy and religion] 1278 words
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The Cathedral of Saint Francis de Sales - From St. Peter’s Basilica in Vatican City to the Cathedral of Notre-Dame in France, architects have designed some of the most beautiful Churches in the world. Expressing every little detail and nuance, they have relentlessly taken the time to develop these remarkable centers of worship. However, tourists of these Churches seem to fail to go “behind the scenes” and appreciate all the decision making and planning used to create these magnificent wonders. Thus, we the architects have put together this detailed synopsis to allow worshipers to appreciate every aspect and feature of The Cathedral of Saint Francis de Sales....   [tags: Church]
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Saint Benedict: Father of Western Monasticism - When Jesus walked the earth his twelve disciples put aside all of their worldly possessions and worldly pursuits to fully and faithfully follow him. After the fall of Rome, Europe slipped into what has been referred to as the “dark ages.” However, even in these dark ages men and women put aside their secular desires and devoted themselves to a life of celibacy and simplicity. This similar desire between many people drew them together and this pursuit became know as monasticism. No one had a bigger influence on this way of life and on these people who chose this calling than Saint Benedict of Nursia....   [tags: history of Catholic monastic orders]
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Frances Xavier Cabrini Becoming a Saint - ... Her father told her many stories while she was child of these great missionaries. Due to her fragile, she was denied entry into the Sisters of the Scared Heart of Jesus shortly after she applied. In 1863, Frances registered as a boarding student at the Normal School in Arluno. She attended the school with the intent to become a schoolteacher. The school Cabrini attended was managed and overseen by the Daughters of the Sacred Heart. At this school the Daughters of the Sacred Heart focused on preparing and educating future teachers....   [tags: canonized, recognized, mother, church]
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The Problem of Evil accoding to Saint Augustine - ... Saint Augustine spent a good portion of his life addressing the question of where evil came from, the reason and source of its existence. The first solution to the problem of evil Augustine came across was presented to him by the Manichees. Augustine was “a 'hearer' among the Manichees for nine years” (Melchert, pp. 230). Manicheanism was a cult that rose in the earliest centuries lead by a Persian named Mani. Combining Christianity with Zoroastrianism, their beliefs were incredibly influential to early Christians....   [tags: all-good, god, worls, christians] 615 words
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Taking a Look at Saint Joan of Arc - ... By then the war escalated to the English laying siege to Orléans, a perfect entry across the Loire into the Dauphin’s territory. At the court when Joan met the Dauphin she convinced and impressed him of her divine mission, possibly from her accurate prediction, he had her examined for by his clerics and advisors for orthodoxy. Some question this motive, as the Dauphin made an act of desperation giving an illiterate peasant female command of the French army. But the royal court viewed her as their last hope for a collapsing empire....   [tags: women warriors, European history] 2085 words
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Saint Kateri Tekakwitha - St. Kateri Tekakwitha, who is also known as “Lily of the Mohawks”, “Genevieve of New France”, and “Pocahontas of the Catholic Church”, was born approximately in the year 1656 near Auriesville, New York, into the Mohawk tribe of the Iroquois Confederacy. Due to her being born such a long time ago, some details about her early life are uncertain. Her father was a mighty and well-respected Mohawk warrior, and some even suspect that he was chief of the tribe. Tekakwitha’s mother’s background is almost completely unknown....   [tags: catholic, native american, Lily of the Mohawks]
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The Saint-Gabriel Museum - Language gives clues about what is important to the culture. Each culture has its own distinct dialect, their own way of expressing how they understand or look the world. The Spoken French in Canada is quite distinct from Parisian French. One of the differences is the profanity or swearwords spoken in French Canada. These words are the Sacres. This spoken profanity gives evidence to what the values of this society are; the words are connected to their religious beliefs and pays tribute to their French roots, and highlight creativity within the spoken language....   [tags: culture, dialect, the sacres]
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Biography: Saint Philomena - St. Philomena was born on January 10th, 291 in Greece. St. Philomena’s name in latin is Filialuminis which means daughter of light. St. Philomena’s parents were both royal from a small state in Greece. St. Philomena did not have any siblings. When she was thirteen years old, Philomena was forced in marriage with Emperor Diocletian. “My virginity, which I have vowed to God, comes before everything, before you, before my country. My kingdom is Heaven.” St. Philomena rejected the emperor because she made a promise to herself that her virginity belonged to God....   [tags: pope gregory XVI, emperor]
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The June Saint Peter Carnaval Effect. - ... We have never seen, during our life, social explosions caused in our country by sportmen who have passed to the next phase of a FIFA world cup or by a cyclist who has gaigned a prix in the most famouses world cyclistic tours. We think that in all colombian history nobody has suddenly stopped the daily current life in all our country as did Freddy Rincon, who scored a last minute goal against Germany in the final phase of the 14th tournament of FIFA world cup, or by Luis Herrera or more recently by Nairo Quintana with their victories in the traditional classical well known cyclistic races of France, Italy and Spain....   [tags: sports, celebration, FIFA] 524 words
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Saint Athanasius of Alexandria and the Council of Nicaea - ... One of the most notable products of Athanasius’s participation in the Church is the Athanasian Creed. The creed is a statement of belief that is focused on Trinitarian doctrine and Christology. Although the creed was not formally developed until the sixth century, it explicitly states the ideas of the Trinity that Athanasius fought hard for during his time as bishop. The creed includes an explanation of the three persons of the Trinity, as well as a list of condemnations for Christians that do not agree with the aspects of the doctrine....   [tags: history of the Catholic Church] 2911 words
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The Declassification of Faith: Viewpoints of Saint Augustine - ... Because of this he realized he had been searching for happiness in the wrong places and turned from physical pleasure to spiritual enlightenment. Inspired by a book called Hortensius, Augustine's heart is set on philosophy. This new hope is what began his search for eternal truth, and carried him out of the despair of hopelessness for his life. Although he looked for eternal truth in many religions he eventually finds that Christianity is ultimately the one true faith. It is because of his profound ideas, poetic writhing style, and passion for truth that makes this book a masterpiece for the spiritual appetite....   [tags: truth, writer, life, creative] 556 words
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Saint Thomas Aquinas and the Intellective Soul - ... The intellect though is able to potentially cognize all bodies. Thus it must be something non- bodily or it would subject to the limitations that are placed upon it by matter. Since the intellect acts on its own, without a body, it must also subsist on its own since things subsist in the same way in which they act. Therefore Aquinas holds that the soul is non bodily and subsistent on its own. Aquinas believes that phantasms are needed for the intellect to produce thought. These phantasms are created by matter....   [tags: phantasms, possess, immaterial] 547 words
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Taking a Look at Saint Patrick's Cathedral - ... In 1853, he was hired to build this cathedral with a budget of only $850,000, not including the altars, furnishings for chapels, organs and other furniture. The stone that Renwick chose to use for the cathedral was white marble. James Renwick designed the cathedral using the Gothic Revival style. On August 15, 1858, the cornerstone for the cathedral was laid down. The building began in 1858, but during the Civil War, the building stopped until the end of the war. Construction begun again in 1865, and was completed thirteen years later in 1878....   [tags: New York City landmarks] 897 words
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Bernadette Soubirous: Saint of Lourdes, France - Bernadette Soubirous is the saint of Lourdes, France. Visionary and messenger of the Immaculate Conception, she told us the very words of the Virgin Mary, spoken in the native Basque tongue of Southern France and Northern Spain. She spoke words teaching of the merits of prayer, penance, poverty and church. In the first and most widely recognized Marian apparition of modern times, a personal message was delivered also to Bernadette—She would not find happiness in this world, but only in the next....   [tags: biography, biographical, religious, religion] 1782 words
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Dante's Inferno and Saint Augstine's Confessions - “There must be contrast before there can be comprehension, we can realize good only through the ministry of evil (122 Blow).” Dante’s Inferno and Saint Augustine’s Confessions are both like the Bible, they both have some good advice but they are nothing more than someone’s vision. Augustine is able to give the reader a close experience of his journey through life, just as Dante carries the reader with him through his journey through hell. Both of these works paint a vivid picture of the expeditions of man through his search for a deeper spiritual connection....   [tags: the pursuit of heavenly grace] 1750 words
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Saint Abbey of La Magdeleine Analysis - In the Middle Ages, architecture impacted faith which in turn, played an important role for the society. Saint Abbey of La Magdeleine supported the rise of Catholicism as it provided a large place of worship and aided the people to convert with the use of its relics. The background of this building and the connections it had to many biblical figures made the society believe it was sacred.The basilica had many major components which showed different themes correlated with the prime religion of the Middle Ages: Catholicism....   [tags: architecture, basilica, catholicism] 1347 words
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Saint Augustine of Hippo’s Confessions - Saint Augustine of Hippo’s Confessions (398 C.E.) is a theological autobiography, what we would call today a conversion story. The book is an apologia, which means it is both a confession of faith as well as an account of a life. It is meant to be a testimony of faith and a defense of Christian doctrine. The book is not a biography in our modern sense of the term. The book is about the birth of faith. This is the heart of the book. Through the telling of his own life story -- the indiscretions of his youth, his experiment with Manichaeism, the birth of a child out of wedlock, his father Patrick who converted to Christianity only at his death bed, the persistent hope of his Christian mother M...   [tags: autobiography, apologia]
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Saint Michael Lutheran School Snapshot - Saint Michael Lutheran School (SMLS) is a coeducational school, pre-kindergarten through eighth grade, dedicated to quality Christian education in the Lutheran tradition. The goal of SMLS is to provide an education that possesses academic excellence, spiritual depth, and moral integrity which enables each child to develop in a safe and nurturing environment. SMLS provides an academic atmosphere which challenges students to stretch their abilities and aspires to teach them to take pride in glorifying God with their efforts and accomplishments....   [tags: Education, private school, teaching] 1455 words
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Saint Haralambos Orthodox Greek Church - ... The Priest was the leader in charge and everybody else worked around him. The service looked organized because everyone knew where they were supposed to be at a given time. During the service, the deacons would go around and swing the censer which was burning incense. The Altar boys would do things like hold the book as either the priest or one of the deacons read from it. They also carried candles at specific times such as when the deacon walked around and showed the Gospel. At the beginning of the mass the priest spoke to the children casually and asked them questions such as what was so special about today....   [tags: mass, icons, cultural symbols]
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The Theme of Saints in Robertson Davies' Fifth Business - The marvelous story of saints is one of the leading themes in Fifth Business. As the author Robertson Davies develops this theme through Dunstan’s journey into hagiology, he often uses certain saints such as Saint Dunstan, as allusions. Among the Saints that the novel refers to, Saint Paul is the perfect allusion that portrays the character of Paul Dempster since the two share strong similarities in their lives. Additionally, Saint Paul foreshadows Dunstan’s encounter with Paul Dempster. Saint Paul’s life is similar to Paul Dempster’s life in many ways....   [tags: Saint Paul] 526 words
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Surrealism Of The Temptation Of Saint Anthony - During the period between World War I and World War II, many people decided that rationale had created the destruction left behind from the war and that it was time to rely on the subconscious as a way to analyze the world. These people became known as Surrealists. One of the most famous surrealist artists was Salvador Dalí. Dalí’s piece The Temptation of Saint Anthony is a prime example of Surrealism. Surrealist paintings are described as dreamlike and fantastical. Much of Dalí’s paintings were images he had dreamed up....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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What would a Saint do with the Ring of Gyges? - ... Wolf states that an individual who is a moral saint has an empty life because he cannot pursue his own personal interests. Wolf argues that a moral saint can never know what it means to truly love someone or something. She teaches that the desire to be morally good all the time requires an individual to live by personal command. To fully control one’s desire to pursue immoral activities one must demean such activities so that there is no competition between morality and immorality. With this Wolf questions whether a moral saint is truly capable of loving anyone or anything because a moral saint must drop everything else in order to pursue morality....   [tags: culture, moral, unbiased]
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The Importance of the Just War Theory of Saint Augustine - ... Saint Augustine had accepted “war and violence as legitimate means of attacking subjective assessments of evil” (Christopher p42). Saint Augustine had four important tenets which are “(1) There must be a just cause; (2) Wars must be declared and carried out by proper authority; and (3) The final objective must always be peace. Moreover, Augustine insists that soldiers should never fight for fame or glory, or with a spirit of vengeance.” (Christopher p42). The first tenet was there must be a just cause for war....   [tags: moral, cause, peace] 539 words
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Saint Vincent and the Grenadines - Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Saint Vincent and the Grenadines is located at the southern end of the Windward Islands, between Saint Lucia and Grenada, in the Caribbean Sea, north of Trinidad and Tobago. The country comprises the island of Saint Vincent and seven smaller inhabited islands and numerous islets and cays that together constitute the Grenadines. These smaller islands are Bequia, Mustique, Canouan, Mayreau, Union Island, Palm Island, and Petit Saint Vincent. All together, the islands cover 389 square kilometers....   [tags: Papers] 1887 words
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The story of Saint Catherine Laboure - The story of Saint Catherine Laboure Saint Catherine personally worked no miracles, nor did she practice externally heroic charity like other great saints. She sprang from upper middle class parents among the meadows and vineyards of Burgundy, France. Her father was an educated man and an excellent farmer living in the village of Fain-les-Moutiers not far from DiJon. Her sanctity consists in half a century of faithful service as a simple Daughter of Charity. Catherine was born of Peter and Louise Laboure on May 2, 1806....   [tags: social issues] 1220 words
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Symbols and Composition of the Statue Saint George by Donatello - ... His posture is strong, with his shoulders back and chest forward, indicating cool obedience. Yet his neck shows his defiance, as it is tall and taut as if ready to spring to battle. His expression is marred with the scars of battle; his forehead wrinkled as if in pain and his mouth twisted in disgust. As you move down the statue, you stop to look at his hands and arms; the right one looks almost tense and stressed, while his left side looks calm and relaxed, yet there is a feeling of naturalness to this arrangement....   [tags: hope, marble, soldier]
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Saint Bridit and African American Women Saints - One of my class mates traveles to Ireland every year. My class mate stated each time she visits Ireland that she gets a greater understanding of women in the early days. We both come from a baptist, penecostal and apstolic background, I would like to compare the roles of Saint Bridit and women in the church, the only black women preachers preached about in the baptist church was harriet tuckman. The other women talked about in church was Mary the mother of Jesus Christ. However Mary the mother of Jesus did increase my faith, however I know it was much knowledge to be gained concerning women....   [tags: travel, saints, African Americans,] 2167 words
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The Legend Of Saint Joan Of Arc - The Legend Of Saint Joan Of Arc Bernard Shaw’s famous play Saint Joan recalls the legend of a young girl who leads her nation to an improbable victory against the English. Joan of Arc has since become a role model for girls and women everywhere as a woman who conquered seemingly indomitable odds in a world of men. But one must wonder: Would the legend of Saint Joan have the magnificence that it does had Joan not been burned when she was. Is the grandeur of the story of Joan of Arc found in her life or in her death?The first step to learning the answer is by understanding the French and English opinions of Joan....   [tags: Joan Arc Story Essays] 1720 words
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Depictions of Saint Sebastian in Visual Art and Music - ... The Catholic Church acknowledges a great number of martyrs and individuals it deems representative of a Christ-inspired life—and marks them by sainthood. Sebastian was said to have been killed during Roman emperor Diocletian’s great persecution of Christians. Diocletian (Gaius Aurelius Valerius Diocletianus Augustus) was Roman emperor from 284 to 305. He was deeply loathed and regarded as “the embodiment of irrational ferocity” by Henry Chadwick, a prominent British theologian and historian who died in 2008....   [tags: Opera and the Visual Arts] 1279 words
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Saint Brendan Came to Norht America First Not Columbus - ... The thought of the very island's existence was almost scrapped, but at last there was a new theory that came about that is a bit farfetched but can be backed up is that Saint Brendan found America before anyone else, and I can prove it to. So, picture this a monk, a saint, an older man with 13 followers with one simple objective, to find ¨paradise¨. Saint Brendan with his crew set sail in the sixth century the actual date is debatable. Brendan recorded that it took him about seven years before he found what he was looking for after exploring through many other various lands he found his paradise....   [tags: original manuscript, voyage, crew] 1358 words
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The Altarpiece of Saint Peter - The Altarpiece of Saint Peter Art is a window to the past and there is no place other than the many museums of the world where this is more strongly felt. More specifically, it is also seen through Martin de Soria's work, The Altarpiece of Saint Peter, which was completed around 1480. According to the panel near the altarpiece in the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, the piece is an enormous work of tempera on panel with parchment ground; it is a typical Spanish altarpiece of the medieval period and is comprised of a complex arrangement of twenty-six paintings....   [tags: essays papers]
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The Colony of Saint Domingue - The Colony of Saint Domingue In looking at the revolution of the slaves from the colony of Saint Domingue, we must consider several different aspects that helped to create the atmosphere that was suitable enough for this revolution to take hold. The "Eden of the Western World" (Beckles 402) that produced almost half of the sugar and coffee consumed in the Americas and Europe was soon to become the stage of intensely bloody, deadly battles. In order to better understand how and why this revolution, that has been called "one of the few revolutions in world history that have had such profound consequences" (Shepherd 402), could have happened we must look at who was living in the colony at this...   [tags: History american Essays]
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Louise Saint-Just and The Republic - Louise Saint-Just and The Republic Louise Saint-Just once said, “The Republic consists of the extermination of everything that opposes it.” Being the right-hand man of Robespierre, the leader of the Terror, Saint-Just is obviously referring to the First Republic of France from 1792-1795. What he means by this, is that the essence of the sovereignty of the Republic was that it literally wiped out anyone, or anything that had opposing ideas to it or that posed any threat to itÂ’s power....   [tags: Papers] 1428 words
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Analysis of Marie Kashpaw in the Film Saint Marie - ... Where God had only half a hand in the creation.” She realizes that its a kind of place for nuns that lose their mind or don’t get along anywhere else. As the story progresses, it proves to be true. Yet at first, she has so much faith and trust in Leopolda simply because she was different from the other nuns. She thinks the reason is while the other nuns didn’t keep track of Satan, Leopolda did. Supposedly, Leopolda would be able protect her from Satan because she seemed to know all about him....   [tags: proud, experience, flaws, satan, native] 874 words
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Joan of Arc: Saint, or the Devils Right Hand Women? - There was a prophesy that France would be ruined by a woman and restored by a virgin from the borders of Lorraine (Portraits of a Saint). Joan of Arc was born in 1492 in the small town called Domremy, a village east of France as a peasant. She helped feed animals and take care of their farm. At this time the long hundred year war between the French and English were raging, her father often told her of the poor condition of France, and that the English had almost all of the land under control. The country of France was divided, with the Bergundian Territory aligning themselves with the English....   [tags: east france, god, paris]
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The 1980 Eruption of Mount Saint Helens and Its Impact - Mount Saint Helens, located in the Pacific Northwest in southwestern Washington, stood approximately 9,500 feet above sea level prior to its eruption in 1980 (Tarbuck, 2012). Part of the Cascade Mountain Range, it is a composite volcano constructed of alternating layers of lava flows, ash, and other volcanic debris with steep, symmetrical sides . It also belongs to the North American segment of the Pacific “Ring of Fire.” This is where the tectonic plate from the Pacific is forced under the North America plate....   [tags: natural disasters, US volvanoes]
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The Patron Saint of Southern Bapstist Mision: Lottie Moon - ... Lottie had faith to believe that where God guides, He provides. She was also one of the first women to establish a church in China. One of her converts was the famed Pastor Li Shou-ting, who became a highly regarded evangelist and credited with baptizing over 10,000 people.” Advocate for Keeping Others Current on Missions Lottie regularly wrote to periodicals and mission leaders in America urging Christians to become missionaries. Likewise, she called on the churches to support missions through prayer and giving....   [tags: missions and legacy] 904 words
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All Saint’s Orthodox Church Field Research - When the class was assigned the field research, I contemplated for days as to what new religion I would like to learn more about. I changed my mind twice along the way before I decided that the All Saints Orthodox Church was the site that I was truly interested in. I grew up Christian, and for the longest time knew only of the denomination in which my family and I practiced. I could not tell someone the difference between Methodist and Roman Catholic, or any other denomination for that matter. It was this that sparked my interest in learning about the Orthodox Church....   [tags: Religion]
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Saint Therese of Lisieux - Therese Martin, future Saint Therese of Lisieux, was born on January 2, 1873 in Alecon, France. By the age of 15 she had decided upon becoming a cloistered Carmelite after wanting to follow in the footsteps of her sisters but was refused by the Carmelite superior because of her young age. After also being denied entrance by the bishop, Therese even approached Pope Leo XIII while on a pilgrimage with her father and sister. After being forbidden to speak to the Pope, Therese broke the mandatory silence and begged for his approval to be accepted into the Carmelite cloister....   [tags: essays research papers] 1035 words
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Saint Francis of Assisi - Saint Francis of Assisi Francis was born at Assisi in Umbria in the early 1180’s. His fath er was Pietro Bernadone, a very wealthy cloth merchant. His baptized name was Giovanni but it was changed to Francesco. Francis received a decent amount of schooling as a child although he did not show much interest in it. He was very spoiled and did not want to go into his father’s business. He had high status, was handsome, wore fine clothing, and was very well known with the people of Assisi. His city often had brawls with the rivaling city of Perugia....   [tags: Papers] 384 words
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Saint Fancis Of Assisi - Saint Fancis of Assisi Saint Francis was born in 1182, in Assisi Italy. His real name is Giovanni Francesco Bernardone, but his father wanted him to be called Francis. He received very little education as a child, even though his father was a rich merchant. His father, Pietro di Bernardone, was a wealthy merchant, and his mother's name was Pica. Francis always dreamed about riding through the town as a hero. His father wanted Francis to learn about being a silk merchant, but Francis wasn't interested....   [tags: essays research papers] 694 words
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