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Something to study by lamp-oil light

Penny Seabrook sifts the books published specially for Advent

“In a state of advent” — waiting: Orante (a figure praying), a detail from a third-century fresco in the Catacomb of Priscilla, Rome. From Sister Wendy Beckett’s The Art of Christmas: A journey in paintings through Advent and Christmas (Redemptorist Publications, £9.95 (£8.95); 978-0-85231-354-1). This wise and beautifully illustrated book of only 57 pages arrived too late for review when it was published last year, but is still ...

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THE DIOCESE OF ST DAVIDS wishes to appoint a HOUSE FOR DUTY PRIEST TO SERVE IN THE PARISHES OF ST DOGMAELS & NEVERN & MONINGTON. The parishes comprise the village of St Dogmaels with the ru...  Read More

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