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Featured Article: Quadragesima - A Pilgrimage of Faith - Many older folk will recall the term “Quadragesima Sunday”. That term used to designate the First Sunday of Lent and it referred to the forty days of this holy season. This etymological origin is still seen, for instance, in the Spanish and Italian words designating Lent, Cuaresma and Quaresima, respectively. Read Full Story

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All the Women of the Bible

All the Women of the Bible is a treasure trove of information. Saints, sinners, harlots and angels, not a one is missing from this wonderful collection of biographies and stories of over 400 biblical women. If you've ever asked yourself the question, "Who was she?" - you need only to open this amazing book to find out! They're all here, all real women, and all willing to pay whatever price asked to gain their heart's desire. Their struggles, successes and failures still resonate within us today.

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All the Women of the Bible is divided into two sections: "The Book of Names," and "The Book of Stories." "The Book of Names," opens the book and contains over 400 entries. It is a well-researched and easy-to-follow biographical dictionary and thesaurus of sorts, listing each woman along with a short description of her life and citations where her story can be found and cross references to other dictionary entries.

"The Book of Stories," makes up the second half of the book and takes quite a different tone than that of the dictionary. Here, retold in rich detail, are the stories of fifty-six very important women-women whose lives were changed by crisis and challenge; women who learned, shared, or shunned faith in the Lord.

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