Skara Brae Skara Brae is a stone built Neolithic settlement. It’s located on the Bay of Skaill on the west cost of mainland. It consist of eight clustered houses without roofs. William Watt the local laird began an amateur excavation of the site, but after uncovering four of the houses the excavation was abandoned in 1868. The site remanded untouched till 1913, when during one single weekend the site was disturbed with shovels and they took away an unknown quantity of artifacts.
St. Martin de Porres St.Martin de Porres was born at Lima, Peru, on December 9, 1579. When St. Martin was fifteen, he became a lay brother, (a person who has taken the vows of a religious order but is not ordained or obliged to take part in the full cycle of liturgy and is employed in ancillary or manual work) at the Dominican Friary at Lima and spent his whole life there-as a barber, farm laborer, almoner, and infirmarian among other things. St. Martin de Porres, died on November 3, 1639 and was canonized on May 6, 1962. His feast day is November 3. The most impressive thing about St. Martin de Porres was that his love was all-embracing, shown equally to humans, and to animals.
He was brought up in a highly religious Roman Catholic atmosphere imbued with saints, sacraments, prayers and priests. Riel decided not to become a priest, however, and he returned to the Red River area. In 1864 his father had passed on. When he was 21, he completed his education in Montreal. Louis Riel had fallen in love with Marie Guernon.
His father Bonizo is said by some chroniclers to have been a carpenter, by others a peasant, the evidence in either case being very slender; the name of his mother is unrecorded. At a tender age he came to Rome to be educated in the monastery of Santa Maria on the Aventine Hill, over which his maternal uncle Laurentius presided as abbot. The austere spirit of Cluny pervaded this Roman cloister, and it is not unlikely that here the youthful Hildebrand first imbibed those lofty principles of Church reform of which he was afterwards to become the most fearless exponent. Early in life he made his religious profession as a Benedictine monk at Rome (not in Cluny); the house of his profession, however, and the year of his entrance into the order, both remain undetermined. As a cleric in minor orders he
Charlton is dominated by a large Jacobean mansion and surrounding parklands, Charlton House of which much is known. However, on further reading, the brief entry relating to Our Lady of Grace parish church appeared to need more detail. It omits any reference to the Assumptionist Nuns expelled from France who came to Charlton in 1903. It does not mention William Henry Barlow, the eminent 19th century engineer who designed St. Pancras station and other notable structures, and lived at Highcombe until his death in 1902. It is so notable that English Heritage has placed one of their blue plaques on his former house.
Many monasteries and convents built hospitals on land Joseph sold them. Joseph abolished slavery, but was canceled after his death. Throughout the Enlightenment, these absolute rulers brought about social and political change. Frederick the Great, Catherine the Great, Maria Theresa, and Joseph II, all contributed toward the growing Age of
St. Francis of Assisi St. Francis of Assisi (1181–1226) was an Italian Catholic friar and preacher. He founded the men's Order of Friars Minor, the women’s Order of St. Clare, and the Third Order of Saint Francis for men and women not able to live the lives of itinerant preachers followed by the early members of the Order of Friars Minor or the monastic lives of the Poor Clares. Although he was never ordained to the Catholic priesthood, Francis is one of the most loved saints in history. St. Francis of Assisi was one of seven children born to Pietro, and his wife Pica de Bourlemont, about who little is known except that she was possibly a noblewoman originally from Provence, France and he was a wealthy merchant. As a child, Francis wanted
But, the gods have other plans for me. The storm brought us to the land of the Lotus-eaters. I sent out three men to find out who lived there, but there are no traces of them for a long time. So I and my two armed comrades went to find them. And then: O: What are you doing you fools?
Initially a series of ‘robber’ shafts and tunnels were dug to strip the site of any saleable valuables. However, between 1749 to 1765 Herculaneum was explored on a more scientific basis for the Bourbon Kings of Naples and the Two Sicilies, initially under the supervision of Rocco Gioacchino Alcubierre and then his assistant Carlo Weber. A basic plan of the town was mapped out and much of the portable remains removed but eventually these tunnels collapsed and were closed down. The modern towns of Resina and Portici grew up over the site and knowledge of where the entrances to the tunnels were was lost to the scientific