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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
    The History Show Sunday 26 January 2014 - The History Show - RTÉ Radio 1

    The History Show Sunday 26 January 2014 - The History Show - RTÉ Radio 1

    The Irish and World War One This August will mark the centenary of the start of World War One. We will be commemorating this anniversary on The History Show with special programmes and short items telling the stories of Irish people who were involved in the war. We will also be examining what was happening here during these turbulent years. Do you have relatives who were involved in the First World War? We would like to hear their stories. Email: history@rte.ie

    http://www.rte.ie/radio1/the-history-show/programmes/2014/0126/499244-the-history-show-sunday-26-january-2014/
    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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