Valentine’s Day is one that so often divides opinion. Some see it as a cliched day that crassly commercialises ‘romantic love’, while others take the opportunity to outwardly acknowledge and celebrate their feelings with flowers, cards, extravagant gifts, and special dinners.
Pope Francis said on Earth Day, “When this destruction of nature is triggered, it is very difficult to stop it. But we are still in time. And we will be more resilient if we work together instead of doing it alone.”
Five years ago this week, on November 13th, Antoine Leiris was at home looking after his seventeen-month-old son, when his wife Hélène was slaughtered, along with 88 other people, at the Bataclan Theatre in Paris by ISIL terrorists.
Any librarian will tell you that re-shelving books can be a tedious and thankless task. However, recently I was profoundly rewarded when an unassuming and slightly yellowing piece of folded paper slipped from a book and tumbled to the floor.