In those days, the hamams were single sex, but modern Turkey wears its Islam lightly.All around me couples sweated like kebabs on a grill.For an inveterate shopper it was impossible to resist some of these Aladdin's caves.And after bartering to buy a leather jacket, I found a tiny cubby hole off an alleyway for lunch.On January 6, 1412, Joan of Arc was born to pious parents of the French peasant class in the obscure village of Domremy, near the province ... Mary Magdalene is one of the greatest saints of the Bible and a legendary example of God's mercy and grace.The precise dates of her birth and death are unknown, but we do know she was present with Christ during his public ministry, death and resurrection. continue reading More Female Saints Saint Michael the Archangel isn't a saint, but rather he is an angel, and the leader of all angels and of the army of God. Angels with Names Guardian Angels Man lower than Angels?The light is filtered through stained-glass windows so it changes from blue to shades of pink during the day.
When we entered the Grand Bazaar the men drifted off.
The earliest records show that people and churches were named after apostles and martyrs as early as the fourth century.
Recently, the popes have named patron saints but patrons can be chosen by other individuals or groups as well.
Francis de Sales was a writer and so he is patron of journalists and writers.
Clare of Assisi was named patron of television because one Christmas when she was too ill to leave her bed she saw and heard Christmas Mass -- even though it was taking place miles away.
That evening we all ate together at the hotel and exchanged information.