Monthly Archives: April 2015

Custom demised: Porch Watching on St Mark’s Eve

Originally posted on In search of traditional customs and ceremonies:
 “Tis now, replied the village belle,  St. Mark’s mysterious eve, And all that old traditions tell, I tremblingly believe; How, when the midnight signal tolls, Along the churchyard green, A mournful train of…

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A Catholic England in 2015?

http://www.catholicherald.co.uk/issues/april-24th-2015/what-catholic-england-would-look-like-today/

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Another great piece on the Reformation by Eamon Duffy

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/history/9350681/The-story-of-the-Reformation-needs-reforming.html

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Nine Catholic Women of Spain: in REGINA magazine

enjoy the gorgeous issue of Regina Magazine dedicated to Spain and peruse my article ERRATA: should read Lola Fisac Serna (1910-2005) http://reginamag.com/downloads/spain_10-04_2.pdf     

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Snippet of anti Catholicism in 16th century England

hanged cat http://www.theanneboleynfiles.com/8-april-1554-the-hanged-cat/

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