Topic: Roses

Relaxing Rose Products To Help You Stop And Smell The Flowers

Relaxing Rose Products To Help You Stop And Smell The Flowers

Roses, fragrant and beautiful, with their layered petals soft like kitten ears and strong thorns, are among the most beloved of blooms. We have gardens dedicated to them, we send them to in bunches to loved ones to show affection, we paint them, and adorn fabrics with their image. Roses somehow simultaneously evoke feelings of luxury and of homey comfort. Though they’re a complete pleasure that would not need any practical value, of course roses are useful beyond their beauty.
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Oh, the Irony: There Is a Patron Saint of Sex Abuse Victims

Oh, the Irony: There Is a Patron Saint of Sex Abuse Victims

Move over, Mother Teresa – there’s a new saint in town. The Catholic church is in the process of canonizing Sister Mary MacKillop, an Australian nun who was excommunicated by a priest whom she outed as a child molester. MacKillop, who went by the name Sister Mary of the Cross, died in 1909 and is the first Australian to be beatified. After being formally canonized on October 17th, she will become the patron saint of sexual abuse victims. To be honest, there are so many jokes to make here that I almost don’t know where to begin. I’ll just commend the Catholic Church for their excellent PR attempt. More »