Fast Talking PI by Selina Tusitala MarshWinner, 2010 NZSA Jessie Mackay Award for Best First Book of Poetry
The judging panel found Marsh’s collection exhilarating: The poems are sensuous but strong, using lush imagery and clear rhythms and repetitions to power them forward.
Touching on the poet’s community, ancestry, influences, and history, this debut collection of poetry lives up to the meaning behind the artist’s name—“writer of tales.” The featured verse is sensuous but strong, using lush imagery, clear rhythms, and repetitions to power it forward. With a unique Pacific lyricism, this compendium is structured in three sections that showcase different strengths, from personal poems and political and historical verse to those already destined to become classics. Fighting against historical injustices and exploring the ideas of identity and story—especially those associated with the afakasi or half-caste experience in a postcolonial world—this compilation will gratify fans of poetry everywhere.
How Does the Catholic Church Declare Official Saints?
Was Isabella the Catholic really a saint?
In March , when the idea gained credence that Queen Isabella of Spain might be a candidate for canonisation, it was firmly opposed by both Jewish and Muslim communities in a similar way that many Jews today are opposed to the canonisation of Pope Pius Xll. For Jews and Muslims, was the year not only in which Columbus discovered America, after being commissioned by Isabella and her husband Ferdinand, but also that in which their ancestors had been expelled from Spain — the Jews by edict and the Muslims or Moors by war. Today, when the Holocaust is still part of recent history, anti-Semitism is utterly sickening and nothing can ever justify it. The primitive world of Isabella was one in which Ptolemaic cosmography held sway. According to this view, North and South America and their civilisations were unknown, the size and shape of Africa were problematic, and the earth was thought of as one large land mass reaching from China in the east to Britain in the west. Japan and Ireland at either end of this faced unchartered seas.
Info notes about your extended family in heaven. Layman in the archdiocese of Nagasaki , Japan. Member of the Confraternity of the Rosary. Married to Blessed Domingos Jorge. Mother of Blessed Ignatius Jorge-Fernandes. Widowed when Blessed Domingos was martyred.
Please help support the mission of New Advent and get the full contents of this website as an instant download. Louis IX , King of France , was her brother. When still a child at court, Isabel, or Elizabeth, showed an extraordinary devotion to exercises of piety , modesty, and other virtues. She was even more devoted to the Franciscan Order than her royal brother. She not only broke off her engagement with a count, but moreover refused the hand of Conrad, son of the German Emperor Frederick II , although pressed to accept him by everyone, even by Pope Innocent IV , who however did not hesitate subsequently to praise her fixed determination to remain a virgin. As Isabel wished to found a convent of the Order of St.
Isabella of Portugal. Register Login. Queen Isabella was born in Her father was King Peter the Third of Aragon. She was only twelve when she became the wife and Queen of King Denis of Portugal. As queen, she set an example of abstinence, modesty, and cheerfulness.