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United Airlines crew refuses to protect teen girl exposed to sex act Watch

Image of Monica Amestoy, 18, is being represented by Gloria Allred. The offense occurred last October and the perpetrator has pled guilty.

A California teenager is suing United Airlines after she claims the company did nothing to stop the man from performing a sexual act on ... continue reading


Lively, modern city of Amman has rich historical past Watch

Image of Amman, Jordan is rich in history, culture, and has much to do for the exotic traveler.

Amman, the largest city in Jordan, is one electric with all that is new and today. A bustling, cosmopolitan center, Amman also has a ... continue reading



Abbey of St. Foy is longtime medieval pilgrimage route

Image of Last Judgment in the tympanum at the Abbey of st. Foy bristles with hideous imagination of the fate to befall sinners in the afterlife.

The Abbey of St. Foy, nestled in the hills of southern France is a beautiful Romanesque church perfectly aligned with its surroundings. ... continue reading


Austere Abbaye de Fonteny filled only with light

Image of Abbey founder Bernard of Clairvaux believed that light should enter the church. He shared the Eastern Christian of Byzantine emphasis that the God is the source of all light and that one way to experience God's presence is through light.

Found in the Burgundy Valley, the Abbaye de Fontenay is a well-restored 12th-century Cistercian monastery founded by St. Bernard of ... continue reading


British man visits all of the world's 201 nations - without flying in a plane

Image of Graham Hughes ended his epic four-year journey by crossing into Juba, the capital of South Sudan, which did not even exist when he set off from his hometown of Liverpool on New Year's Day 2009.

Thirty-three-year-old Graham Hughes of Liverpool wanted to travel with his feet firmly planted on the soil. To this end, the eccentric ... continue reading


The Basilique Ste-Madeleine second only to Notre Dame in size

Image of The vast majority of biblical capitals illustrate the Old Testament, with John the Baptist and the story of Lazarus and Dives being the only New Testament themes represented. But the most famous capital at Vezelay combines the two: known as the Mystic Mill, it shows Moses grinding grain, which symbolizes the Old Testament into flour - the New Testament) which Paul solemnly collects in a sack.

The Basilique Ste-Madeleine or Basilica Church of St. Mary Magdalene in Vézelay is the largest Romanesque church in France. It is only ... continue reading



Mont-St-Michel island abbey connected with natural land bridge

Image of  Connected to the mainland by a thin natural land bridge, which before modernization was covered at high tide and revealed at low tide, gave the mount a mystical quality.

Mont-St-Michel, also written Mont Saint Michel) is a small island from the north coast of France at the mouth of the Couesnon River in ... continue reading


Saint-Benoît-sur-Loire Abbey greets visitors near Orleans in central France

Image of The Saint-Benoît-sur-Loire Abbey features 11th- and 12th-century architecture, and has a large collection of interesting Romanesque and Gothic sculpture.

Saint-Benoît-sur-Loire Abbey is a beautiful as well as significant church on the Loire River, which is close to Orléans in central ... continue reading


The Abbey of Fontfroide was onetime center of orthodoxy

Image of The Abbey of Fontfroide is an excellent example of the monastic town prescribed by Saints Benedict and Bernard, in which everything necessary for simple living is accessible within the monastic complex.

The Abbey of Fontfroide, located in the Languedoc region of southern France is one of the most complete abbey complexes remaining today. ... continue reading


France's Saint Hilaire Abbey contains sarcophagus of Saint Sernin Watch

Image of The star attraction is on the right side of the apse: the marble sarcophagus of Saint Sernin, designed by the Master of Cabestany. The sarcophagus is carved from a single block of Pyrenean marble. The detailed sculptures tell the story of St. Sernin's ministry, arrest, martyrdom and burial in Toulouse.

Saint-Hilaire-d' Aude or the Saint Hilaire Abbey in France is a medieval Benedictine monastery of Carcassonne. The building's chief ... continue reading


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