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    Churching New Mothers

    Churching New Mothers

    Churching is a blessing that was given to new mothers following childbirth.   It dates back to early Christian times and was abolished after Vatican II. The idea was that it allowed the “unclean” woman to re-enter the church in "a state of grace".  Historian, Lisa Marie Griffith joined Myles to talk about the history of churching.  Churching - A Backgound This ceremony was called ‘The thanksgiving of women after childbirth’ but became known more commonly as ‘churching’. The church saw it as a way of thanking god for the safe delivery of women from childbirth and the ceremony was for the woman ...

    http://www.rte.ie/radio1/the-history-show/programmes/2014/0216/504326-the-history-show-sunday-16-february-2014/?clipid=1417881
    Nazi Art Looters

    Nazi Art Looters

    Boulevard Montmartre, Matinee de Printemps painted by Camille Pissarro 1897. The above painting is among the artworks looted by the Nazis during the Third Reich regime.   It was originally owned by Max Milerberg, a German Jewish Industrialist who had one of the most impressive art collections in pre-war Germany.  He died in Auschwitz during the Holocaust.  It will be auctioned by Sotheby's on 5 February with an estimated price of €12 million. Between the 1930s and the early forties, Hitler masterminded the biggest theft of fine art in history when countless works belonging to museums and private Jewish collections were looted by the ...

    http://www.rte.ie/radio1/the-history-show/programmes/2014/0126/499244-the-history-show-sunday-26-january-2014/?clipid=1399205
    Lisa Marie Griffith - Selected Books

    Lisa Marie Griffith - Selected Books

    Christmas: A Very Peculiar History by Fiona McDonald (Book House, 2010) (Children’s) Just when you thought it was safe to take a sneak peek into your stocking, it's 'Christmas: A Very Peculiar History'. Taking an unbiased view of the myth and mystery surrounding the origins of the yuletide season, this book introduces mindbending facts about the holiday season and shatters the myths surrounding some of Christmas' most treasured and well-known facets: When exactly was Jesus born? Why is Santa's outfit red and white? Where do we get Christmas trees from? What's the snow in a snowglobe made of? What's Boxing ...

    http://www.rte.ie/radio1/the-history-show/programmes/2013/1208/490498-the-history-show-sunday-8-december-2013/?clipid=1368669

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