18) Justinian. Justinian was a sixth century Roman Emperor. His reign was chronicled by Procopius. Not only did Procopius write an official history of the times but also a ‘Secret History’ (hence the title of Donna Tartt’s excellent novel about murderous Classicists) in which he gave all the gossip about Justinian’s wife, Empress Theodora, a former theatrical performer and whore. 535 more words
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This is not a love story, but the story of love, a love which every man and woman was created to experience, a love so intense and fulfilling that it scarcely seems possible to grasp, yet one that is offered to every human person who opens his heart and mind to its beauty and wonder. 186 more words
Rating: Four out of five stars
There are no other words to describe the writing of this book other than “flowery,” “lovely,” and “conflicting.” The description of the gardens fall in the middle category, and all else in the former. 127 more words
In honor of the feast day of St. Pius X, we feature today a recording of “The Oath Against Modernism”.
For a audiobook biography of this great saint, click here: … 48 more words
2015 marks the 750th anniversary of Dante’s birth. To celebrate, we have been trying to record his complete works for LibriVox. This includes a dramatic reading of the… 500 more words