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2013-12-31 12:23:11

Largest Group in the US to Lead Followers through 90 Insta-Prayers for the first 90 Days of 2014 NEW YORK, Dec. 31, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Franciscan Friars of Holy Name Province, the largest province of the world-wide Order of Friars Minor (O.F.M.), today announce the beginning of 90 days of Insta-Inspiration! Starting today, the Franciscan's Brother Finias, a humorous illustrated friar character, will lead followers through "90 Prayers for 90 Days," a daily prayer intention that...

2005-08-08 11:02:41

CAIRO (Reuters) - Renovators working in an ancient Egyptian monastery have unearthed the oldest example of a building housing Christian monks, a member of the restoration project near the country's Red Sea coast told Reuters on Monday. The cell, a building that served as the living quarters for monks, dates from between the fourth and fifth centuries and will help shed light on the early days of monastic life, said Father Maximous, a monk working at the site. "It is the oldest physical...


Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'