Our Lady of Vailankanni

Happy Feast of the Annunciation, readers! The video tells the story of a series of apparitions which took place in Vailankanni in the 16th century. Known as the “Lourdes of the East,” the shrine has been largely overlooked in the West. It is a popular pilgrimage destination in the East, however. Even non-Catholics come to … Continue reading Our Lady of Vailankanni

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Reposted: How to Find Your Thematic Principle

Take a look at this great piece by K. M. Weiland: How to Find Your Thematic Principle MARCH 18, 2019 by K.M. WEILAND | @KMWEILAND    There are words I think of as “infinite words.” These are words that express more, in their essence, than we can ever quite seem to explain. They’re the words of poetry. … Continue reading Reposted: How to Find Your Thematic Principle

Reposted: Plot, Character, and Theme: The Greatest Love Triangle in Fiction

Check out this amazing article from K. M. Weiland, readers: Once upon a time, Character fell in love with Plot. Right from the start, it was a stormy relationship. There was passion, there was romance, there were epic stakes. And conflict? Puh-lenty. Sometimes they were pretty sure they couldn’t live with each other a moment … Continue reading Reposted: Plot, Character, and Theme: The Greatest Love Triangle in Fiction

Japan’s Women Warriors – The Onna-Bugeisha

Long unknown to the West, recent archeological discoveries have brought the women warriors from the Land of the Rising Sun international attention. Known as Onna-bugeisha, these female samurai were few (the last known corps of Onna-Bugeisha numbered around thirty individuals), but they were fierce and capable fighters. It is said that they were particularly skilled … Continue reading Japan’s Women Warriors – The Onna-Bugeisha