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A forensic experience

During the week Lent began, I was summoned to the county courthouse as a candidate for a jury, but I wondered what it would be like to be in the defendant’s chair.
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Telling the Passion

When he devised the first nativity scene, Francis of Assisi wanted to show that God had a share in poverty. In a similar way and in roughly the same period, the five wounds of Christ were the subject of devotion in prayers, poems, meditations, charms, and even guilds.