Discover the German Christmas Markets on this guided full day private tour departing from Strasbourg.Immerse yourself in the wonder of a German Christmas in Freiburg, considered to be one of the most beautiful of Germany.After your visit and some free time for lunch (not included), depart for the small village of Gengenbach and admire the largest Advent Calendar. After the opening of the days window, return to Strasbourg.
Join world-renowned liturgical theologian Fr. John Baldovin, SJ, in exploring the richness of one of our most vital liturgical seasons: Advent. Described by Notre Dame professor Rev. Maxwell E. Johnson as “a first-rate liturgical scholar,” Fr. Baldovin edifies as he nourishes the soul. Advent is a season of expectation for the final coming of the Lord and for the annual celebration of his birth at Christmas. This series captures the spirit of Advent through its liturgical prayers, scripture readings, music, and poetry. Guided by Fr. Baldovin, you will explore the three great figures of Advent: The Blessed Virgin Mary, John the Baptist, and the Prophet Isaiah. One lecture focuses solely on the two great Marian feasts of Advent: the Immaculate Conception (December 8) and the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe, Patroness of the Americas (December 12).This course - an excellent resource for individuals and study groups alike - encourages you to reflect on Christian hope in our lives as well as on the timeless messages preached by John the Baptist and by the prophets of the Old Testament. The final week of Advent, with its “O Antiphons,” inspires us to pray ardently: “O Come, O Come, Emmanuel.”You will gain a newfound appreciation for the beautiful liturgical season of Advent. You owe it to yourself to enjoy this thoughtful course during this special time of the year.This course is part of the Learn25 collection and includes a free PDF study guide."PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio. 1. Language: English. Narrator: John Francis Baldovin. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/nykm/000265/bk_nykm_000265_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Gain an insider's understanding of the Roman Missal's new translation. Since its 2011 Advent introduction, English-speaking Catholics began hearing, speaking, and praying with new words. If you have questions about how and why this new transitional came into being, then this insightful course is for you. The prayers of the Roman Liturgy are the accumulated wealth of 20 centuries of worship. This new translation was prepared by the bishops and approved by the Vatican in the shared conviction that it is better to bring to Catholics in their own language the wealth of what is already contained in these prayers than to try to rewrite them anew. But many people have questions about what changed and what the changes mean for worship and the church. Join Monsignor Michael Magee, chair of the Systematic Theology Department of Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary in Pennsylvania, to explore the new translation of the Roman Missal. Msgr. Magee observed the translation process throughout its various stages from within the Vatican's Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments. Through these talks, Msgr. Magee gives you a guided tour of the sacred texts that will unite our voices in the offering of the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass for many years to come. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Michael Magee. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/nykm/000162/bk_nykm_000162_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Long before the advent of conventional farming methods - which have focused on constant growth, human intervention, and genetic homogeneity - the apple had already grown to become the ubiquitous all-American symbol it is today. Known for their hardiness, ability to adapt to new environments, natural diversity, and plentiful bounty, wildly grown apples were once known as “America’s fruit” throughout the trading world. Yet those apple trees - known as pippins - have nearly vanished from the American agricultural landscape, and so, too, have the complexities and nuances of wild apples and their cider. Andy Brennan, founder of Aaron Burr Cidery in upstate New York, has been making a case for their return.In his new book, Uncultivated: Wild Apples, Real Cider, and the Complicated Art of Making a Living, Brennan’s hero is the tenacious wild apple and the superior cider it produces. In candid and at times philosophical prose, he shares his decades-long experience working with naturalized trees - from discovering new tastes and textures to understanding how the wild apple tree guided him toward a successful, environmentally conscious business. At the heart of his story is Brennan’s faith in nature, and its unfailing ability to deliver us from our own mistakes.PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Brett Barry. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/155884/bk_acx0_155884_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
How did 2.3 billion people become overweight? How did heart disease, cancer, and other degenerative diseases become the leading causes of death worldwide? Our ancestors, especially our distant, Paleolithic ancestors, before the advent of agricultural, enjoyed remarkably robust health. What went wrong? During the 20th century - the Dark Ages of nutrition - flawed nutritional theories gained widespread acceptance, prompting radical departures from traditional foods and time-honored food processing techniques. Sugar consumption skyrocketed; proinflammatory vegetable oils replaced nourishing animal fats; processed foods became commonplace. In this groundbreaking book, Christopher Clark explores the social and economic forces enabling these changes while thoroughly and lucidly explaining modern scientific perspectives on fat metabolism, cholesterol, fructose metabolism, gluten, detoxification, and many other important nutritional subjects. Nutritional Grail offers life-transforming knowledge regarding what to eat, why to eat it, and how to prepare it - including 100 simple, delicious recipes. Like the original 12th-century grail story, this knowledge comes through asking questions, serving others, and serving one's higher Self. While laying out a comprehensive strategy for effortless weight loss, improved digestion, and increased energy, Clark convincingly suggests a nutritional renaissance, propelled by science and guided by the wisdom of our ancestors, is finally dawning. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your My Library section along with the audio. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Adam B Crafter. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/026216/bk_acx0_026216_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
I had determined to go as far as declaring in abstruse and puzzling utterances the future causes of the 'common advent', even those truly cogent ones that I have foreseen. Yet lest whatever human changes may be to come should scandalise delicate ears, the whole thing is written in nebulous form, rather than as a clear prophecy of any kind. (Nostradamus) A lot of time has been spent covering the lives of history's most influential figures, but how much of the forest is lost for the trees? When historians are asked to pick a point in history when Western civilization was transformed and guided down the path to modernity, most of them point to the Renaissance. Indeed the Renaissance revolutionized art, philosophy, religion, the sciences, and math. Individuals like Galileo, Leonardo, Michelangelo, Raphael, Dante, and Petrarch bridged the past and modern society. In Charles River Editors' Legends of the Renaissance, listeners can get caught up on the lives of the most important men and women of the Renaissance in the time it takes to finish a commute. And they can do so while learning interesting facts long forgotten or never known. It's safe to say there have been countless prophets and seers throughout history, but only one Nostradamus (1503-1566). Nostradamus has become a pop-culture fixture even among those who find nothing of note in his work. He is a cult figure among those who pore through his prophecies to look for proof that he foresaw major world events centuries ahead of time. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mark Linsenmayer. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/034341/bk_acx0_034341_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! A war elephant is an elephant trained and guided by humans for combat. Their main use was to charge the enemy, trampling them and breaking their ranks. They were probably first employed in India, the practice spreading out across south-east Asia and westwards into the Mediterranean. Their most famous use in the West was by the Greek general Pyrrhus of Epirus and in great numbers by the armies of Carthage, especially under Hannibal. In the Mediterranean, improved tactics reduced the value of the elephant in battle, while their availability in the wild also decreased. In the east, where supplies of animals were greater and the terrain ideal, it was the advent of cannon that finally concluded the use of the combat elephant at the end of the 19th century, limiting them thereafter to engineering and labour roles.
Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men in the western world. The diagnosis of prostate cancer is difficult even with the advent many newer technologies. For many years DRE, PSA and TRUS (standard, 12 core) guided biopsy were the diagnostic tools for PCa diagnosis. TPSB is the gold standard in the repeat biopsy setting with negative conventional biopsy, but requiring more than 20 cores and associated complications triggers the search for other non-invasive methods of investigation. The recent advent of multi parametric MRI brings the opportunity to take very few cores (2-4) at biopsy by targeting the lesion to confirm the diagnosis. But, the software fuse the Multi-parametric MRI with ultrasound images is still expensive for routine clinical practice. Furthermore, studies have confirmed that this technology can detect more clinically significant cancer but can also miss high-grade cancer to some extent. Before adopting the technology it is necessary to confirm the accuracy of multi-parametric MRI, so that prostate cancer can be reliably diagnosed characterised and by targeted biopsy (MRI guided).
Carbon forms the backbone of biology for all life on Earth. Complex molecules are made up of carbon bonded with other elements, especially oxygen, hydrogen and nitrogen, and carbon is able to bond with all of these because of its four valence electrons. It is often assumed in astrobiology that if life exists somewhere else in in the universe, it will also be carbon based. This assumption is referred to by critics as carbon chauvinism. In cinematic and literary science fiction, a moment when man-made machines cross from nonliving to living, is often posited, this new form would be the first example of non-carbon-based life. Since the advent of the microprocessor in the late 1960s, these machines are often classed as computers (or computer-guided robots) and filed under "silicon-based life", even though the silicon backing matrix of these processors is not nearly as fundamental to their operation as carbon is for "wet life"