Archive for July 27th, 2006

So, what public domain audiobooks would you like to hear me read? Fridays are free, and Mondays and Tuesdays are going to be free soon. Also, I’m always looking for suggestions in general. Even if I don’t do a book or story immediately, I’ll keep it in mind.

So if you want to hear it, let me hear about it!

Also, what lengths do you prefer? Short stories or novels? Do you like serializing, or would you rather download a whole story in one big chunk? Inquiring podcasters want to know!


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Morien’s tale ends as we see how Lancelot fared against the terrible beast, and how all the quests ended. We also find out what happens to poor King Arthur and Queen Guenevere.
Part 6


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“The Tragedy at Brookbend Cottage” concludes as Max Carrados puts his plan into action.

Part 2


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“The Tragedy at Brookbend Cottage” is another Max Carrados story, complete in two parts. In this story, Max is called in by Mr. Carlyle to help him prevent a murder.

Part 1


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I totally forgot to make mention on the 26th yesterday of the feastday of (here comes the abbreviation for multiple saints) Ss. Joachim and Anna (aka Hannah or Anne). Those are the names which the Church remembers for Mary’s parents — Christ’s grandparents. These good and faithful people, we are told by tradition, had Mary as the child of their old age and an answer to prayer, and in gratitude dedicated Mary to the service of the temple, just as the first Hannah had dedicated Eli.

Legend goes on to tell us that Mary was accordingly taught to read and love the scriptures when she was very young, to prepare her for the work of helping to weave the curtain for the Holy of Holies — and unknowingly, to teach her of the Messiah she would bear, and the promises of God she would help fulfill.

So in many pictures of Mary’s girlhood (as in the one in the sidebar now), we see St. Anne teaching Mary, often with Joachim near. (He’s behind the chair.) In this picture, Mary is also surrounded by women of the family (probably Mary Salome and the other Mary I can’t remember now) doing more traditional work.

Anyway, Mike Aquilina didn’t forget.

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