The Old Hermit's Almanac


Author: Edward Hays
Publisher: Forest of Peace Publishing
ISBN: 9780939516377
Category: Religion
Page: 400
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Contains a reflection for each of the 365 days of the year (each entry approximately one page long), celebrating holy days and holidays, feast days and famous days of the past and glimpses into the future. It marks accomplishments of yesterday that call the reader to live well tomorrow and points out "pedestrian" prophecies of the past, off-target predictions that show the folly of forecasting, especially those predictions that limit our possibilities. This is not a one-year almanac but will take ten years to digest its wisdom and wit.While debunking prophets of gloom and doom, The Old Hermit's Almanac does challenge readers to change themselves, to examine themselves for any narrowness off heart and mind, any prejudices, injustice or lack of faith, for a leisureless lifestyle that squeezes out silence, a sense of meaning, Compassion and playfulness. It invites the reader to live with hope in the

Llewellyn's 2010 Witches' Spell-A-Day Almanac


Author: Llewellyn
Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide
ISBN: 0738706965
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Page: 261
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Offers enchantments for each day of the year, along with rituals, recipes, and meditations for each season of the year.

Beyond Pilgrim Souvenirs and Secular Badges

Essays in Honour of Brian Spencer
Author: Sarah Blick
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 1782974571
Category: Social Science
Page: 208
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Brian Spencer, former Keeper of the Museum of London, was a major scholar of medieval popular culture. He almost single-handedly established the study of pilgrim souvenirs and secular badges. He defined what these objects were and ascertained their function, manufacture, style, and iconography with a careful use of primary documents and intricate stylistic analysis. He identified every major souvenir and badge discovered in Great Britain during the last few decades. He also made prominent contributions to the field of seal matrices, gaming pieces, and horse paraphernalia. What bound all of these interests together was his understanding that the study of these artefacts could shed light on the beliefs and practices of a large number of people. This is reflected in the frequency with which his work is cited. This volume is a collection of essays written by those who worked with Brian directly and those with whom he corresponded.

A Catholic Gardener’s Spiritual Almanac

Cultivating Your Faith Throughout the Year
Author: Margaret Rose Realy
Publisher: Ave Maria Press
ISBN: 1594714851
Category: Religion
Page: 288
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A Catholic Gardener’s Spiritual Almanac is the first book to offer gardeners spiritual resources and creative projects that connect a love of gardening with their Catholic faith. Margaret Realy, master gardener, retreat leader, and writer, presents this spiritual companion that follows the natural and liturgical seasons and offers gardening tips and easy-to-do projects for each month of the year. A Catholic Gardener’s Spiritual Almanac explores the riches of the Catholic spiritual tradition in conjunction with all things gardening. Realy offers meditations and scripture passages on a spiritual theme for each month, reflections on the liturgical seasons and feasts, and delightful stories of saints who have special relevance to gardening. Readers also will discover the connection between the conversion of St. Paul and the canna seed, how the flight into Egypt was saved by a miraculous growth of seed, and the many miracles that made St. Brigid patroness of farmers. Additionally, there are creative ideas for garden design, practical tips and techniques, suggestions on unique plants, and a table of biblical plants. Gardeners at any level of proficiency and dedication will be enchanted by what they find in this extraordinary book.

The Pedagogical Seminary


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Child psychology
Page: N.A
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Vols. 5-15 include "Bibliography of child study," by Louis N. Wilson.

Gargantua and Pantagruel


Author: Francois Rabelais
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0141935782
Category: Fiction
Page: 1088
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The dazzling and exuberant moral stories of Rabelais (c. 1471-1553) expose human follies with their mischievous and often obscene humour, while intertwining the realistic with carnivalesque fantasy to make us look afresh at the world. Gargantua depicts a young giant, reduced to laughable insanity by an education at the hands of paternal ignorance, old crones and syphilitic professors, who is rescued and turned into a cultured Christian knight. And in Pantagruel and its three sequels, Rabelais parodied tall tales of chivalry and satirized the law, theology and academia to portray the bookish son of Gargantua who becomes a Renaissance Socrates, divinely guided in his wisdom, and his idiotic, self-loving companion Panurge.

A Catalogue of Old, Rare and Curious Books

Comprising History, Genealogy, Biography, Travels, Theology, Science, Etc. : Selected from the Stock of George E. Littlefield, 67 Cornhill, Boston, Mass., for Sale at Prices Affixed
Author: George Emery Littlefield
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: America
Page: N.A
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Kennedy's Colonial Travel

A Narrative of a Four Years' Tour Through Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Etc.
Author: David Kennedy, Jr
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 110803991X
Category: History
Page: 454
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This vivid account of experiences on a musical tour through Australia, New Zealand and North America was published in 1876.