A Latin phrase meaning 'remember your mortality', which became especially popular with Christian artists from the seventeenth century onwards. They used it to explore death, discourage frivolity and encourage preparation for the afterlife.
The Freemasons are a fraternal organization dating from the 16th century. They are thought of by many as a secret society with far-reaching powers that can be used to assist members in everday life. Masonic passes are private signals of recognition, such as particular handshakes.
Given that they share a number of themes and ideals, including the immortality of the soul and the importance of charity, some anti-semites believe that Judaism is affiliated with freemasonry.
The ascending smoke from incense symbolises prayer and is used during important Western Catholic masses, such as benedictions. The censer is a covered bowl, suspended from a chain and swung by the priest in the direction of the person or object of attention.
The One I Love (Belongs To Someone Else) by American 'crooner' Al Jolson.
Music halls provided cheap, popular entertainment for the masses up until the 1960s. Comedy acts often played a stereotypical character and made coarse or risqué observations on subjects such as marriage.
In 1997, the Church acknowledged that a person who attempts or commits suicide may not be in full possession of their sensibilities, and if this were the case they may be forgiven.