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James Dorothy Setlogelo

JAMES DOROTHY SETLOGELO ARTIST B.A. Hon. (Fine Arts) Sunderland Polytechnic. Interviewed By Agnes Sam ©Agnes Sam 2017   The artist James Dorothy Setlogelo lived on his parents’ farm in Terbanchu in South Africa.  He was the son of Dr Setlogelo and Mrs Dorothy Setlogelo. They were a Roman Catholic family of twelve children. His father, … Continue Reading »

Joseph’s Happiness

Joseph’s Happiness, Mary’s Uniqueness. © Agnes Sam 2017 1. St Joseph and the  Virgin Mary have faith. Joseph’s faith is in the messages he receives in his dreams. Mary’s faith is in the message from the Angel at the Annunciation.  They believe that the messages they receive are  from God. 2. St Joseph and the Virgin Mary are both chosen.  She is a … Continue Reading »

Analysis of the Cross by Dominic Sam

My brother Dominic Sam has written a letter to the editor of the Southern Cross (a weekly Catholic newspaper in South Africa) in which he analyses the significance and symbolism of the Cross and the Crucifix. You may read the article in the newspaper by clicking on the link below: http://www.scross.co.za/category/letter-of-the-week/ I’ve invited him to … Continue Reading »

The Well of Hatred Eroding Our Society

© Agnes Sam 2016 (Agnes Sam is a British subject who was born in South Africa. She is the great grand-daughter of Indians who were brought to Natal as Indentured Labourers and who were imprisoned with Mahatma Gandhi when he developed the method known as Satyagraha in South Africa. Her grandfather is an English speaking … Continue Reading »

Democracy and Free Speech

You will have seen the news about our Member of Parliament, Jo Cox. Her young children are without their mother, and her loving husband is without his wife We have to understand the meaning of free speech and democracy. We may disagree with someone, but they have the right to express their views. When someone … Continue Reading »

History repeating itself?

The use and repetition of the words Immigration, Jobs, housing by our MP’s in the debates about the referendum is shameful. Whereas the debates should focus on issues like our defences, our safety, our right to control our borders, that might be fair. But using the threat of numbers, the problem of housing, and jobs, … Continue Reading »

The Annunciation

The Annunciation An explanation For non-Christians © Agnes Sam 2016 Family, friends, followers and readers of my blogs on Literature, Politics, Sport, Social Issues, who are Hindu, Muslim, non-Catholic or of no faith, may fail to understand the article entitled ‘Mary Silenced, Mary Erased, Mary Rejected,’ without an explanation of what it relates to, and … Continue Reading »

Mary Silenced. Mary Erased. Mary Rejected.

Mary Silenced. Mary Erased. Mary Rejected and Roman Catholics A Perspective by Agnes Sam © Agnes Sam 2016 In an earlier post on my website www.agnessam.com I wrote ‘The Roman Catholic Church and the Ordination of Women’.That post related to my understanding of the difference between Faith, Belief and Practice (or Procedure). It described changes … Continue Reading »

Ally Pally’s Masters

The Master Our Man in Black. The Mafia The grim face. The White gloved hands Two legendary opposing Dons They graced and raised the game The Town Crier. The golden Son. The Hawk. The Ham. The Hazel eyed queen. The Ace. The Knave. The Joker The Jack. Sporting kitty bows and waist coats, Designers’ stubble, … Continue Reading »

Lauretta Ngcobo: Grace and Passion

LAURETTA NGCOBO: GRACE and PASSION © Agnes Sam 2015 Lauretta Nozizwe Ngcobo, Novelist, Essayist, Editor, Teacher, Member of the Provincial Legislature, died in Johannesburg on 3 November 2015. Lauretta Ngcobo was born in Capazi a small village in Ixopo, Natal in 1931. At the age of eight she began school when children in other ethnic … Continue Reading »

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