Category Archives: Church

York…….home to a splendid railway station, National Railway Museum, not to mention an imposing cathedral

  A lovely autumn day last week called for a visit to the city of York and all that it has to offer. The train from Huddersfield takes about forty-five minutes and delivers you to one of the finest railway … Continue reading

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Wedding Parties in Uzupis

Whilst making my way down to the river that runs alongside the independent “nation” of Uzupis last Saturday I came across a wedding party that was braving the elements on one of the bridges across the river. Uzupis is exclusive, … Continue reading

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Mother Teresa…..”responsible for innumerable deaths, untold suffering and proud of it”

The canonisation ceremony  of Mother Teresa is due to take place at Vatican on Sunday after the church fast-tracked her for sainthood. Heads of government and various dignitaries will travel to Rome for the ceremony with something like six hundred … Continue reading

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Ultra-Orthodox Jewish sect ban women from going to university (someone please introduce them to the 21st century!)

Ultra-Orthodox Jewish rabbis have banned women from going to university, The Independent newspaper has learned. The strict Satmar sect issued the decree, seen by The Independent, warning that university education for women is “dangerous”. Written in Yiddish, the decree warns: … Continue reading

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Eyam, the plague village……..and a story of self sacrifice

It’s hard to imagine that the quiet village of Eyam, off the A623 in Derbyshire, could have such a fascinating, yet tragic story to tell. But …. at the end of August 1665 bubonic plague arrived at the house of … Continue reading

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Vilnius, a city like no other……..

Having not had an opportunity to visit Vilnius for well over 12 months I thought I would remind myself of what the city looks like in winter, and in particular when the snow falls. It still remains my favourite city … Continue reading

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Mother Teresa……saint (or sinner)

Pope Francis has paved the way for Mother Teresa, the Nobel Prize winning Catholic missionary, to become a saint, according to a new report. Avvenire, an Italian Catholic daily newspaper, reported that the Pope had credited the late Mother Teresa … Continue reading

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