"He instinctively can find the shining greatness of our American culture and does a good job of highlighting it (although he also does have those rare lapses when he writes about hockey, but that is something caused by impurities in the Eastern waters or something)." Erik Keilholtz
Under the patronage of St. Tammany
Mark C. N. Sullivan is an editor at a Massachusetts university. He is married and the father of three children. Email
In 1751, the French prospector Joseph de la Borda, richest man in New Spain, commissioned the baroque church as a way of giving something back to the town. The cost of the elaborate construction and decoration left him nearly penniless.
More on the history of Santa Prisca may be found here and here.
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As a work of devotion, a parishioner at St. Mary's Church in Holliston, Mass., Mark Jacobson, set himself to translating from the French, a page a day, a classic 18th-century work by St. Louis de Montfort known in most translations as "True Devotion to Mary." Here is the result.