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Walsingham: England’s Nazareth

May 17, 2010 by

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Walsingham is a little village in the county of Norfolk (on the eastern coast of England) and has been an important pilgrimage site since medieval times. A Saxon woman named Richeldis de Faverches was visited by a Marian vision in 1061 in which the Virgin Mary asked her to build a Walsingham replica of the […]

Literary Tour of Oxford

May 11, 2010 by

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With my friend Rebecca visiting me after her semester in Rome, I thought it would be the perfect opportunity to take the Blackwell’s Literary Tour that I’ve wanted to take ever since the beginning of the year. For some reason though, I always put off taking the tour. It’s partly because I didn’t want to […]

Cirencester

February 21, 2010 by

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One of our friends here at Oxford was nice enough to invite a group of us to her house for Sunday lunch today. She lives about an hour outside of Oxford in the town of Cirencester in the Cotswolds [where Elizabeth Hurley lives!]. It was a beautiful drive out into the country. It’s miles of […]

Burns Night

January 22, 2010 by

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Last night I attended my very first Burns Night! A Burns Night is a special dinner celebration of the life and works of the famous Scottish poet Robert Burns. Some people even dress up in traditional Scottish costumes, which is really cool. A traditional Burns night includes a lot of entertaining speeches, some bagpipe playing, […]

Back from the Reading Party

December 15, 2009 by

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I’m back in Oxford after a five-day trip to Downside Abbey, near Bath. The reading party with some of the Dominican friars was great! We all stayed at a cute little guest house with several bedrooms, bathrooms, a kitchen, and a sitting room. During the stay, we took a few walks in the English countryside, […]

Reading Party

December 10, 2009 by

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Hooray! The term is finally over for us here. Actually the school terms here in Oxford are eight weeks, whereas the terms at my home university last sixteen weeks. Nonetheless, it feels like it’s been a long term. Our reward: 5 days and 4 nights in the quiet English countryside. Through the study abroad program […]

Back from Scotland

November 16, 2009 by

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Hello, all. Sorry for my blogging silence these past few days. I haven’t been ignoring your lovely blogs. I have just arrived back from my weekend trip to Scotland. My friends Christian, Andrew, Mary, and I rented a car and left Friday morning for Fort William in Scotland. The drive took about 11 hours because […]