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A Kidnapped Boy Becomes a Patron Saint

by Philip Jett “My name is Patrick… I was taken prisoner. I was about sixteen… I was taken into captivity in Ireland, along with thousands of others,” Saint Patrick revealed in two letters written in the fifth century called Saint

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Anchoresses: 10 facts about the Life of Solitude

Anchoresses

by Robyn Cadwallader Anchoresses In Christianity, an anchoress is a woman who chooses to withdraw from the world to live a solitary life of prayer and mortification. Julian of Norwich was an anchoress whose writings tell of her life and

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The Bones of John the Baptist

David Gibson and Michael McKinley The Bones of John the Baptist The island of Sveti Ivan does not immediately strike a visitor as the likeliest place to solve one of the most puzzling mysteries of Christian history. Just a quarter-mile

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