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Brigid of Kildare

By Heather Terrell
  • ISBN Code: : 0345515293
  • Publisher : Ballantine Books
  • Pages : 256
  • Category : Fiction
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Rich in historical detail, Heather Terrell’s mesmerizing novel Brigid of Kildare is the story of the revolutionary Saint Brigid and the discovery of the oldest illuminated manuscript in the annals of the Church, a manuscript that contains an astonishing secret history. Fifth-century Ireland: Brigid is Ireland’s first and only female priest and bishop. Followers flock to her Kildare abbey and scriptorium. Hearing accounts of Brigid’s power, the Church deems her a threat and sends Decius, a Roman priest and scribe, on a secret mission to collect proof of Brigid’s heresy. As Decius records the unorthodox practices of Brigid and her abbey, he becomes intrigued by her. When Brigid assigns Decius a holy task—to create the most important and sacred manuscript ever made—he finds himself at odds with his original mission and faces the most difficult decision of his life. Modern day: Alexandra Patterson, an appraiser of medieval relics, has been summoned to Kildare to examine a reliquary box believed to belong to Saint Brigid. Hidden within the sacred box is the most beautiful illuminated manuscript Alex has ever seen. But even more extraordinary is the contents of the manuscript’s vellum pages, which may have dire repercussions for the Catholic Church and could very well rewrite the origins of Christianity.

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Book Short Summary:

This book is a selection of saints presented chronologically and as Patrons. The proportion of women to men is deliberately higher than usual and the aim is-in accordance with Pope John Paul's intentions-to produce a worldwide spread of saints. Lesser-known figures that did remarkable things feature amongst some of the best-known saints. Although legends are mentioned, in true Butler's tradition, emphasis is always on historical fact. Entries are limited to canonised saints. Emblems or attributes are described where relevant and there are touches of humor where appropriate. The short introduction concentrates on the historical development of canonisation and draws some social implications. At the head of each page the patronage of the saint in question is given: for example medicine, taking exams, music, hunting, architects, and blind people. There is a saint for almost every chosen path of life and human predicament. On each page there is a decoration or illustration. The book ends with a simple glossary.

She Caused a Riot

By Hannah Jewell
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  • Publisher : Sourcebooks, Inc.
  • Book Code : 1492662933
  • Total of Pages : 320
  • Category : History
  • Members : 609
  • Pdf File: she-caused-a-riot.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Women's stories are often written as if they spent their entire time on Earth casting woeful but beautiful glances towards the horizon and sighing into the bitter wind at the thought of any conflict. Well, that's not how it f**king happened. When you hear about a woman who was 100% pure and good, you're probably missing the best chapters in her life's story. Maybe she slept around. Maybe she stole. Maybe she crashed planes. Maybe she got shot, or maybe she shot a bad guy (who probably had it coming.) Maybe she caused a scandal. Maybe she caused a riot... From badass writer Hannah Jewell, She Caused a Riot is an empowering, no-holds-barred look into the epic adventures and dangerous exploits of 100 inspiring women who were too brave, too brilliant, too unconventional, too political, too poor, not ladylike enough and not white enough to be recognized by their shitty contemporaries. From 3rd-century Syrian queen Zenobia to 20th-century Nigerian women's rights activist Funmilayo Ransome-Kuti, these are women who gave absolutely zero f**ks, and will inspire a courageous new movement of women to do the same.

The Ultimate Guide to the Witch's Wheel of the Year

By Anjou Kiernan
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  • Publisher : Fair Winds Press
  • Book Code : 1631599615
  • Total of Pages : 208
  • Category : Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Members : 338
  • Pdf File: the-ultimate-guide-to-the-witch-s-wheel-of-the-year.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The Ultimate Guide to The Witch's Wheel of the Year offers a complete guide to celebrating the eight Wiccan sabbats as part of your spiritual practice. Anjou Kiernan—named "One of the Magical Women You Should be Following on Instagram" by Refinery 29—guides you through the history of the holidays, their pagan roots, and how to merge these sacred cycles and celebrations with today's traditions and holidays. Lavishly illustrated and photographed, The Ultimate Guide to The Witch’s Wheel of the Year illustrates spells and practices that will help you incorporate the old magick of the seasons into your modern life. Accompanying each turn of the Wheel as it cycles through the holidays of Yule, Imbolc, Ostara, Beltane, Litha, Lughnasadh, Mabon, and Samhain are: Feast recipes Fertility spells Protection amulets Home wards Divination rituals Prosperity charms And more From the bright blessings of the Yuletide solstice to the fertile flower magick of Beltane to the thinning of the veil on Samhain, each transition lends itself to a unique catalog of spells, altars, and practices that you can use all year long. The Ultimate Guide to… series offers comprehensive beginner’s guides to discovering a range of mind, body, spirit topics, including tarot, divination, crystal grids, numerology, aromatherapy, chakras, and more. Filled with beautiful illustrations and designed to give easy access to the information you’re looking for, each of these references provides simple-to-follow expert guidance as you learn and master your practice.

Illuminating the Way

By Christine Valters Paintner
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  • Publisher : Ave Maria Press
  • Book Code : 1933495944
  • Total of Pages : 224
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 739
  • Pdf File: illuminating-the-way.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Popular author of eight books and abbess of the online retreat center Abbey of the Arts, Christine Valters Paintner explores how the lives and spirituality of twelve monks and mystics offer distinct patterns of thought that will lead you to a deeper understanding of your strengths and areas of growth and will guide you on the path to your true spiritual identity. In Illuminating the Way, Christine Valters Paintner takes you on a journey through your inner life accompanied by twelve great monks and mystics from the Christian tradition. Each figure invites you to discover the energy and potential of a particular archetype--the inner sage in Benedict; the inner visionary in Hildegard of Bingen; and the inner orphan in Dorothy Day. From the prophet Miriam of the Hebrew scriptures to twentieth century monk Thomas Merton, Paintner offers an array of challenging and enlivening models to explore. Paintner is beloved by readers for her creative practices, guided meditations, and beautiful prayers and poems, and she has included all of these elements in her new book to further explore the image associated with each mystic. Her insightful reflections on key selections of each mystic's writings will help you gain greater self-knowledge and experience a deeper encounter with God. Each chapter also includes a full-color painting of each monk or mystic by Marcy Hall with commentary by Paintner and scripture passages and mediations by Paintner's husband, John. Supplemental materials, including a CD with music, a DVD with movement prayers, and a book that includes images, poems, and music notations are available on Paintner's website AbbeyoftheArts.com.

The One Year Women in Christian History Devotional

By Randy Petersen,Robin Shreeves
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  • Publisher : Tyndale House
  • Book Code : 1496400275
  • Total of Pages : 384
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 437
  • Pdf File: the-one-year-women-in-christian-history-devotional.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Starting with Mary, who initially discovered the empty tomb, women have played a significant role in the history of the Christian church. Their prayers, their songs of faith, and their steadfast perseverance in the face of adversity can still encourage us today. Spend the year with some of the greatest women in Christian history: from Claire of Assisi to Joan of Arc, from Fanny Crosby to Susannah Wesley, from Catherine Booth to Anne Bradstreet, and many more. This One Year book leaves no historical stone unturned in order to help you discover the amazing spiritual heritage you have in the lives of faith-filled women of the past.

Major Saints Ancestry

By Brian Daniel Starr
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Book Code : 1462801358
  • Total of Pages : 257
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 137
  • Pdf File: major-saints-ancestry.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Ancestry of major Saints, lineage of major saints explained, listing ancestors, descendants, and/or relationship in the tree to other Kings, Queens, and Popes. If the Ancestry of the Saint is known, the Saint is included in this book. The Saint must also be a well known Saint. Some of the included Saints: Saint Paul, Saint Louis IX, Saint Thomas Aquinas, Saint Thomas Beckett, Saint Ethelbert of Kent, Blessed Charlemegne, Saint David of Scotland, Saint Dewl, Saint Dominic, Saint Edward the Confessor, Saint Hubert, Saint Helen of the Cross, Saint Constantine, Saint Mary Magdalene, Saint Joseph, Saint Patrick, Saint Stephen of Hungary OVER 140 SAINTS Also Found in the Book Charts of Descendants of Some Major Saints ad Biblical Figures Tables of Saints Whose Ancestry is Known Offer for Research Gedcom

The Everything Celtic Wisdom Book

By Jennifer Emick
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Book Code : 160550758X
  • Total of Pages : 304
  • Category : Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Members : 176
  • Pdf File: the-everything-celtic-wisdom-book.pdf

Book Short Summary:

People of many denominations find spiritual meaning and inspiration in the wisdom of the Celtic tribes. The Celtic path of wisdom incorporates Druidism, early Christianity, and ancient Celtic myth and lore. This guide includes discussion of the following topics: The Divine Male and Female; Shamanism; Druidism; Celtic Christianity; Fairies and other creatures of nature; Celtic folklore; and more. This thoughtful look at Celtic spirituality includes Irish, Scottish, and Welsh traditions - both familiar and mysterious. With this invaluable guide, readers will walk the path to the Celtic Otherworld through traditional poetry, ritual, and prayer - on a never-ending journey of the soul.

100 Nasty Women of History

By Hannah Jewell
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  • Publisher : Hodder & Stoughton
  • Book Code : 1473671272
  • Total of Pages : 448
  • Category : History
  • Members : 525
  • Pdf File: 100-nasty-women-of-history.pdf

Book Short Summary:

'Vital reading' STYLIST '...hooting with laughter - what a swashbuckler that Hannah Jewell is' MARINA HYDE 'Because 100 Nasty Women is so easy to read and witty, I didn't expect it to be the life changing, important book that I'm discovering it to be' PHILIPPA PERRY 'A fantastic addition to your feminist library and historical knowledge.' ANN SHEN, author of Bad Girls Throughout History * * * * * * 100 fascinating and brilliantly written stories about history's bravest, baddest but little known 'nasty' women from across the world. These are the women who were deemed too nasty for their times, too nasty to be recognised, too nasty to be paid for their work and sometimes too nasty to be allowed to live. When you learn about women in history, they're often made out to be shining, glittering souls. But when you hear about these Bold-Yet-Morally-Irreproachable Women of History who were 100% Pure and GoodTM, you're probably not being told the best bits of her life. You probably missed the part where she: Slept around Wore men's clothes Crashed planes Led a revolution Terrorised the seven seas Wrote ~sensual poetry~ Punched a Nazi (metaphorically, but not always) These are the women you've probably never heard of, but should. Take these stories and tell them to your friends, because everyone should know about the nasty women from history who gave zero f*cks whatsoever. These are the 100 Nasty Women of History you need to know about.

The Almanac

By Lia Leendertz
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  • Publisher : Mitchell Beazley
  • Book Code : 1784727237
  • Total of Pages : 272
  • Category : Reference
  • Members : 408
  • Pdf File: the-almanac.pdf

Book Short Summary:

'Indispensable' - Sir Bob Geldof Welcome to The Almanac: A Seasonal Guide to 2021. If you are new to The Almanac then welcome; if you are a regular reader then hello! The Almanac is about celebrating the unfolding year in all its various facets. The old dependables which I include every year are back: moon phases, sun rises and sets, tide time tables and the sky at night. As ever there are seasonal recipes and monthly gardening tips for the flower and vegetable garden too, as well as a bit of folklore, and nature and a song for each month. This year's edition has a theme: movement, migration and pilgrimage. This was not a reaction to the unsettling events of last year - it was half written by the time Covid-19 hit - but writing it from lockdown did give me a heightened appreciation of the way in which Britain and Ireland have always and continue to be places of movement, and are intimately connected to the rest of the world. You will find within this book migration tales for each month of this year, but I have also searched out seasonal tales of human movement, and included a pilgrimage for each month, some ancient, some current, all underlining the spiritual benefits of putting one foot in front of the other. Every month I have included a method of navigating using the stars, sun or moon, so you can find your way around in the dark (or just look out of your window and know where south is). And our monthly folk songs are all shanties this year, work songs with movement at their very heart, created to coordinate muscle power to drive sailing ships backwards and forwards across the Atlantic Ocean, and containing influences from the eastern seaboard of the US down to the Caribbean and beyond mixed with British and Irish folk traditions. These songs are stitched through with movement and travel, as is this Almanac. We are all eager to move after so much time cooped up, but I dedicate this edition particularly to those for whom staying in one place was not so different, who were never going to climb mountains anyway. I hope this Almanac helps you to travel in your mind all year long, via the swift that streams past your window, through a rasher pudding cooked up in the Romani style, and by way of a song of derring do on the ocean waves. Have a wonderful 2021. PRAISE FOR THE ALMANAC: A SEASONAL GUIDE: 'The perfect companion to the seasons' - India Knight 'This book is your bible' - the Independent 'An ideal stocking filler' - The English Garden 'I love this gem of a book' - Cerys Matthews