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2014-02-20 12:23:31

Gerber grant funds Franciscan St. Francis Health neonatologist-led research INDIANAPOLIS, Feb. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Do commonly used chemicals in the environment imprint our babies' DNA? Can they be linked to premature birth, birth defects and other adverse outcomes? Can they induce -- as they do in animals - diseases which appear later in life and are heritable across multiple generations? That's the focus of a study under way at Franciscan St. Francis...

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...

Richard III Dig Site May Also Hold Beheaded Friars
2013-07-10 07:16:36

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online As work continues at the Grey Friars church dig site where University of Leicester archaeologists earlier discovered the remains of King Richard III, excavators are hoping to uncover a more gruesome burial. A group of friars who were beheaded for treason by King Henry IV in 1402 may have been buried at the church site, some 80 years before Richard III was hastily buried with neither coffin nor shroud. While researchers were...

'Huge Step Forward' In King Richard III Search Announced By Archaeology Team
2012-09-05 16:32:45

University of Leicester team confirms it has found medieval Grey Friars Church — the burial place of Richard III Archaeologists from the University of Leicester who are leading the search for King Richard III have announced they have overcome the first significant hurdle of their investigation — and made a huge step forward in the search for the King by locating the church where he was buried. The University of Leicester is leading the archaeological search for the burial...

2010-11-20 00:00:52

Franciscan Medical Group (http://www.fmg.fhshealth.org), the largest physician-led, multi-specialty medical group in South Puget Sound, today announced family physician George Magley, MD, of Enumclaw Medical Center, was recently selected as the Best Favorite Doctor in the 2010 KING 5 Best of Western Washington contest. Tacoma, WA (PRWEB) November 19, 2010 Franciscan Medical Group (http://www.fmg.fhshealth.org), the largest physician-led, multi-specialty medical group in South Puget Sound,...

2009-01-16 06:00:00

NEW YORK, Jan. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Holy Name Province, the largest group of Franciscan Friars in the U.S., has created a four-page Lenten study booklet called, "St. Paul Guides Us Through Lent to Easter." The booklet contains daily Pauline passages for the duration of Lent, from Ash Wednesday Feb. 25 to Easter Sunday on April 12, to spur thought, prayer and reflection, and is available for free through the Province's Office of Development and Web site. "Paul's message is just as relevant and...

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2008-12-11 08:40:00

Franciscan archaeologists digging in the biblical town of Magdala in present-day Israel say they have uncovered vials of perfume similar to those used by Mary Magdalene, the woman believed to have washed the feet of Jesus. The group Studium Biblicum Franciscanum conducted the dig, in which scientists uncovered the perfumed ointments intact at the bottom of a dirt-filled swimming pool.  They were found alongside other hair and make-up objects, lead archaeologist Father Stefano de Luca...


Word of the Day
sough
  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'
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