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Saint of the Day for Tuesday, May 12th, 2015: Sts. Nereus & Achilleus


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word: conceit (syn. amour-propre, vanity)


conceit

Definition: (noun) A favorable and especially unduly high opinion of one’s own abilities or worth.
Synonyms: amour-propre, vanity
Usage: She was convinced that she was worthy of marrying royalty, but her vanity and conceit only made her less attractive to the prince. Discuss.

quotation: No enemy is worse than bad advice. Sophocles


No enemy is worse than bad advice.

Sophocles (496 BC406 BC) Discuss

Saint of the Day May 12: Sts. Nereus & Achilleus


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Michelangelo’s David Has an Achilles Heel


Michelangelo’s David Has an Achilles Heel

Well, technically, it is more like Achilles ankles. Experts say the Renaissance masterpiece is at risk of collapsing under its own weight because of the stress placed on the sculpture’s weak ankles. Micro-fractures and cracks are appearing in both of David‘s legs as well as the carved tree stump behind the figure’s right leg. Though it might escape the layman’s eye, the statue is carved of poor quality marble. This, compounded by the centuries-old statue’s great weight—upward of 6 tons—and off-center pose, means that an earthquake or even nearby roadwork could cause the figure to topple. More… Discuss

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Today” Saint: ST. AGNES


Saint of the Day for Tuesday, January 21st, 2014

Image of St. Agnes

St. Agnes

St. Agnes was a Roman girl who was only thirteen years old when she suffered martyrdom for her Faith. Agnes had made a promise, a promise to God never to stain her purity. Her love for the Lord was … continue reading

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