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Archive for October, 2011

Here is Why Wall Street is Occupied!! Tell it like it is brother…

Posted by Alex Colao on October 16, 2011

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” Margaret Mead

In a country where 1% of the population controls 24% of our economy’s wealth, the “other 99%” have begun gathering here to question the status quo. The unemployed and underemployed have come to camp out in the financial district to advocate for an end to anti-democratic corporate power. Read the rest of this entry »

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Saint Teresa of Avila

Posted by Alex Colao on October 15, 2011

Teresa de Cepeda y Ahumada was born on March 28, 1515 in Avila, Spain. She was of Jewish descent and her family was quite well-off despite having had trouble with the Inquisition a few generations earlier.
From a young age, Teresa was extremely devoted to God and displayed some rather unusual behavior. When she was seven years old, she and her little brother ran away in the hopes of becoming martyrs by sacrificing themselves to the Moors. Thankfully, their uncle caught them before they got very far.
Teresa was only 14 when her mother died. Her father placed her in a convent school but illness forced her to be removed a year later. After returning home, she told her father she wanted to be a nun. Although he told her she would have to wait until he was dead, she ran away to the Carmelite convent of the Incarnation during the year 1535. Read the rest of this entry »

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