Donald R. McClarey

Requiescat In Pace: Sister Wendy Beckett

  The most unlikely of TV stars, Sister Wendy Beckett passed away on December 26 at age 88. She came to fame for starring in BBC documentaries on art in the nineties.  A brilliant woman, JRR Tolkien attempted to talk

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Donald R. McClarey

Saint of the Day Quote: Saint Thomas Becket

Henry II: Hear me! People of Canterbury and citizens of England, as I have submitted myself to the lash, so have I petitioned the Pope. And this day, I have received his answer. Thomas Becket, former Archbishop of Canterbury and

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Donald R. McClarey

Auld Lang Syne

Something for the weekend.  Auld Lang Syne.  Written by the immortal Scots poet Bobby Burns in 1788, his poem captured perfectly the grandeur of human memory as it ponders the cherished past.  It is very appropriate that it has become an

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