English Church history and the wrong end of the stick

Not so long ago, the story runs, a visitor at an English Vicarage Garden Party won a day trip to heaven. When he arrived, St Peter gave him a guided tour of what turned out to be a beautiful garden. Under some shade trees, he saw people laughing, joking, playing cards, and gambling on horse . . . → Read More: English Church history and the wrong end of the stick

Saint Agatha

Alessandro Turchi: Saint Agatha Attended by Saint Peter and an Angel in Prison

Saint Agatha Attended by Saint Peter and an Angel in Prison by Alessandro Turchi (1578–1649). Walters Art Museum via Wikimedia.

Almighty and everlasting God, who didst strengthen thy holy Martyr Saint Agatha with the virtue of constancy in faith and truth: Grant us for love of thee to despise the prosperity of this . . . → Read More: Saint Agatha