Dominic de Souza, SmartCatholics founder | Marketer & storyteller. Geeks over epics, mystics, science, the angelic, & Netflix
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Mary loved to dance, and to smile. And finding the chance to thaw a silent new dance partner is a challenge she can’t refuse.
In an emasculated world, the call to chivalry cries out from all sides. What makes a ‘gentleman’ is his very manhood, but called to a higher dignity.
In the myths and legends, divinity was something we grasped at, aching to have for ourselves. But the kind of relationship God wants is very different.
Young Juvid grapples with the apparent pacifism of the Christians going to martyrdom. Understanding only dawns in the sands of the arena.
With thousands marching side by side, the pilgrimage from Paris to Chartres is a time of song and sacrifice, blistered feet and breathless blessings.
He had reached the End of the world… and even come back from it. There he had expected to find monsters with torturous tentacles splayed on cliffs, or perhaps bleak beasts of shadow that filled the horizon with occult mists, or perhaps a spiralling hole into heaven’s emptiness. But he didn’t find that.
Imagine being a tourist in your own garden. You’re the caretaker, you live in it, and yet you never step off the paved footpath except on rare occasions. Contrast that with the simplicity of a child who dives headfirst into mud puddles and plants, enraptured with the scent and beauty of new discovery.
The greatest tragedy for a teacup is to be poured out. | A short story by that brings purpose to a teacup, and what happens they’re frustrated.