Will the real St. Francis of Assisi make himself known? Here are brief reviews of five books about the saint that present diverse views of who and what was the man and the saint. Thought-provoking!
What is there not to like about "The Last of the Mohicans," the latest 1992 version.? The movie boasts action, adventure, drama and romance. Weapons, costuming, and gear are correct for the times.
The Black Madonna of Czestochowa or Our Lady of Czestochowa has been revered by the Polish people for at least seven centuries. The power and mystery of this ancient icon draw millions of pilgrims.
Traveling is fun and so is shopping. Looking at items for sale is sometimes a better way to understand a country's people than going to a museum. Here are tips for combining shopping while traveling.
An enigmatic, but engaging heroine, a great sense of place - post WW I London - and meticulous research add up to a compelling mystery series. Winspear distills the essence of 1900s British life.
Modern Polish blown-glass Christmas ornaments are precious to collectors: classic Faberge-style eggs, whimsical birds and animals, creatures from folklore, spheres with religious icons. Come see!
Oplatek - the Bread of Love - is at the beginning and heart of Wigilia - the Polish Christmas Eve. The days spent in preparation cultimate as relatives are welcomed. We break and share the Oplatek.