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!
Assisi, birthplace of St. Francis, is a modern but medieval treasure for photographers. Traffic is sparse in this town that is positioned on the western flank of Monte Subasio and streets are narrow.
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.
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.