Author: Kilian SC

Vines to be Blessed for a 20th Year

Nagenoeg wine farm at Stellenbosch, Western Cape, will host its 20th Blessing of the Vines on Saturday, January 19, and the annual Winemakers and Distillers Mass will be celebrated on January 24. The Blessing...

Is Culture Evil?

By Stephen Syambi – It is sometimes suggested that culture is “evil”. Culture includes the concepts, habits, skills, art, institutions, instruments and so on of a given people in a period of time. Evil means...

After Divorce, Have Compassion

Marriage is not easy, and sometimes it simply fails. Tshiamo Stephen Takongwa, a marriage counsellor, argues that Church and society should be compassionate towards divorcees, helping them to heal. Summer! It’s that time of...

A Priest Put the Hook in Candy Canes

A sweet that has become symbolic of Christmas treats owes its mass-produced existence to a Catholic priest who once kicked Elvis Presley out of his church hall, as Malea Hargett explains. A Catholic priest...

“The Virgin with Angels” – Story Behind the Painting

The cover image on our Christmas edition is titled “The Virgin with Angels” and was painted in 1900 by the French realist painter William-Adolphe Bouguereau (1825–1905). It is currently displayed in the Petit Palais...