International Latino Award in the category "best mystery novel" and an honorable mention for "best adventure novel". Three million copies sold worldwide by the so-called "queen of the Spanish adventure fiction" and one of the top writers in the Spanish language. Holy relics are disappearing from sacred spots around the world, and the Vatican will do whatever it takes to stop enterprising thieves from stealing what is left of the scattered and miniscule splinters of the true cross the Catholic Church has in its possession. Dr. Ottavia Salina, a brilliant paleographer, toils at her classified workspace deep within Vatican City, analyzing and restoring some of the world's most valuable religious artifacts, until she is called upon by the highest levels of the Roman Catholic Church and commissioned with a mysterious new assignment: She is to decipher the strange tattoos - seven Greek letters and seven crosses - found on an Ethiopian man's corpse. Next to what was left of the body were three pieces of wood - suspected by Vatican scholars to be fragments of the Vera Cruz, actual splinters from the cross on which Christ was crucified. With the help of the captain of the Pope's infamous Swiss Guard and a renowned archaeologist from Alexandria, Dr. Salina is able to uncover a shocking truth: For hundreds of years, a secret brotherhood that refers to itself as the Staurofilakes, headed by a mysterious figure called Cato, has been hiding the true cross and means to gather all remaining fragments for themselves. The markings on the Ethiopian corpse, they soon discover, correspond with each of the seven deadly sins, and are part of the complicated, possibly deadly initiation ritual used to deem candidates worthy of membership into the brotherhood. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Carol Monda. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/022685/bk_adbl_022685_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
God doesn't saunter in once for all and settle like a large cat plumping herself into your favorite rocker with an air that says, "Here I am! Now your life is complete!" God dances beyond the threshold and must continually be enticed into our dwelling. I hope these essays remind us all to extend that invitation, clean all the corners and polish the windows, throw wide the door.When acclaimed essayist Nancy Mairs published her spiritual autobiography, Ordinary Time, Kathleen Norris greeted it in the New York Times Book Review as "a remarkable accomplishment", calling Mairs "a relentlessly physical writer, as fiercely committed to her art as to her spiritual development".In A Dynamic God, Mairs returns to the subject of religion and spirituality and gives us a passionately individual audiobook of meditations on a life of engaged faith. Raised Congregationalist in New England, Mairs is a convert to Catholicism. She is also liberal, feminist, and outspokenly activist - and all that in an increasingly conservative church that scorns her brand of progressive iconoclasm.A Dynamic God explores through beautifully written personal essays the question of why and how Mairs became and remains a Catholic ("despite all odds"); what she finds to love in that tradition; and more broadly, as she writes, how she experiences the holy in her life and in the world.Mairs gives a wonderful picture of the community of worship she belongs to in Arizona, the Community of Christ of the Desert. They celebrate mass in each others' homes, and Mairs writes about the energy that flows from "the intimacy of crowding together, the creativity of our liturgy, the surprise and humor that bubble up in our dialogue". In the Latino image of the Virgin of Guadalupe, she finds inspiration for a commitment to social justice, which she writes about in an essay called "Coveting the Saints". There are essays here on sin and ab 1. Language: English. Narrator: Vicki Summers-Christopher. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/006556/bk_rand_006556_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The largest, fastest-growing minority group in the United States, an estimated 30 million Latinos affiliate with Christianity. Numerous Catholic and Protestant congregations count U.S. Latinos among their membership. This book sets theologian Dorothy Bass's Christian practices movement in critical dialogue with U.S. Latino popular religion in order to explore ways that these distinctive sets of practices could enrich one another. This dialogue at the level of practices has important implications for U.S. Latino Religious Education or Christian Education programs. This book is essential for non- Latino theologians, seminary professors and their students, Catholic and Protestant pastors, and religious educators who engage in ministry with and for U.S. Latinos.
Contents:Articles: --- Gregory Barz: Soundscapes of Disaffection and Spirituality in Tanzanian Kwaya Music --- Carol Muller: "Reading" the Book, Performing the Words of Izihlabelelo zama Nazaretha ---Anne K. Rasmussen: The Arab Musical Aesthetic in Indonesian Islam ---T.M. Scruggs: (Re)Indigenization?: Post-Vatican II Catholic Ritual and "Folk Masses" in Nicaragua ---Zoe Sherinian: The Indigenization of Tamil Christian Music: Musical Style and Liberation Theology --- ----Book Reviews (Tina K. Ramnarine, ed.): ---Philip V. Bohlman: Ardian Ahmedaja and Ursula Reinhard. Dein Herz soll immer singen! Einblicke in die Volksmusiktraditionen Albaniens ---Dan Lindberg: Tina K. Ramnarine Ilmatar's Inspirations: Nationalism, Globalization, and the Changing Soundscapes of Finnish Folk Music ---Hettie Malcomson: Lise A. Waxer. The City of Musical Memory: Salsa, Record Grooves, and Popular Culture in Cali, Columbia Jonathan P.J. Stock: Nimrod Baranovitch. China's New Voices: Popular Music, Ethnicity, Gender, and Politics, 1978-1997 --- ---Recording Reviews (Gregory F. Barz, ed.): ---Yanni Afendoulis: The Secrets of the Rocks. Kristi Stassinopoulou Bruno Deschenes: Rimur. Naxos World ---David F. Garcia: Rene Simon and La Iguana: Ritmo y Color. Cuba Chevere - Mamborama: Entre La Habana y El Yuma. Cuba Chevere --- Daniel Party: Raices Latinas: Smithsonian Folkways Latino Roots Collection. Smithsonian Folkways Recordings --- Cathy Ragland: La Bamba: Sones Jarochos from Veracruz. Smithsonian Folkways Recordings --- Susan Hurley-Glowa: Cap-Vert: Batuco de L'Ile de Santiago. Batucadeiras de Rincon. Inedit --- Andrew Eisenberg: Badenya: Manden Jaliya in New York City. Smithsonian Folkways Recordings --- Kathy McKinley: Kong Nay: A Cambodian Bard, Singing and lute chapey. Inedit --- Dorothea E. Hast: Choose Your Partners! Contra Dance & Square Dance Music of New Hampshire. Smithsonian Folkways Recordings James R. Newell: Music of Makran: Traditional Fusion from Coastal Balochistan. Topic Records --- About the Contributors
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Octavio Antonio Beras Rojas (November 16, 1906 December 1, 1990) was a Dominican Cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church. He served as Archbishop of Santo Domingo from 1961 to 1981, and was elevated to the cardinalate in 1976. Octavio Beras Rojas was born in Seibo, as the eldest of the three children of Octavio Beras Zorrilla and Teresa Rojas Santana. He received his first Communion from Archbishop Adolfo Alejandro Nouel, and studied at the Seminary of St. Thomas Aquinas, in Santo Domingo from 1923 to 1926. He was then sent to Rome, where he studied at the Pontifical Gregorian University whilst residing at the Pontifical Collegio Pio Latino Americano.
High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! The Cathedral Church of Saint Peter the Apostle is the seat of the Bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Jackson. The cathedral is named for the apostle Saint Peter. Organized in Jackson in 1846, the first Catholic Church was burned by the city's eternal nemesis, General William Tecumseh Sherman, in 1863. A second structure suffered a similar fate, the current cathedral was begun in 1897 and dedicated three years later. As the seat of the diocese, The Cathedral of Saint Peter the Apostle is home to Bishop Joseph Latino, the Bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Jackson and serves as general headquarters for Catholics in northern portion of the state.
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Ana Claudia Talancón (born 1 May 1980) is a Mexican actress and model. She first started acting in her home town, Cancún, Quintana Roo. Talancón first started studying acting in Cancún with the Cuban professor Albio Paz. She later went to Mexico City to continue her studies at the Acting Workshop of Héctor Mendoza and Raúl Quintanilla. Since then, she has starred in various soap operas such as Al norte del Corazón, Señora, Romántica obsesión (for which she won the Sol de Oro award in 1999 for Best New Actress) and Amor Latino. Her big screen acting debut was with the movie El Cometa by Marisa Sistach, playing the character Valentina, for which she was nominated for the Ariel award for Best New Actress. Her biggest role was alongside Gael García Bernal in El Crimen del Padre Amaro (2002) in the role of Amelia, a girl who is impregnated by a Catholic priest and then dies after a backyard abortion.
High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! Melquíades Rafael Martínez Ruiz, usually known as Mel Martinez (born October 23, 1946), is a former United States Senator from Florida and served as Chairman of the Republican Party from November 2006 until October 19, 2007, the first Latino to serve as chairman of a major party. Previously, Martínez served as the 12th Secretary of Housing and Urban Development under President George W. Bush. Martínez is a Cuban-American and Roman Catholic. He announced he was resigning as Chairman of the Republican National Committee on October 19, 2007. He is an honorary initiate of the Alpha Tau Omega Fraternity through the Eta Rho Chapter at the University of Central Florida in Orlando.
This book proposes a theology of mission that is simultaneously Evangelical, Catholic, and Liberationist. The biblical foundation is Luke-Acts and the context is the church in California. The focus is on mission and ministry with the fastest-growing ethnic/cultural minority population, Latino/Latina. Although there is a historical research basis for this book, the emphasis is on the current practice and future praxis. First-century Lukan paradigms lead to a proclamation based on service and salvation: The Good News is for the poor and for every nation under Heaven.