Religious makeup

of Puerto Rico

Roman Catholic: 85 percent

Protestant and other: 15 percent — CIA Factbook


Religious makeup

of Puerto Rico

Roman Catholic: 85 percent

Protestant and other: 15 percent — CIA Factbook

— GateHouse News Service

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“The Ultimate Happiness Prescription: 7 Keys to Joy and Enlightenment” by Deepak Chopra

In “The Ultimate Happiness Prescription,” bestselling author Deepak Chopra shows us seven keys to uncover the true secrets of joy in the most difficult times.

The goal of life is the expansion of happiness, he contends. But in today’s demanding world, that goal seems elusive, if not impossibly out of reach. Society reinforces the belief that fulfillment comes from achieving success, wealth, and good relationships. Yet Chopra tells us that the opposite is true: all success in life is the by-product of happiness, not the cause.

Chopra shares spiritual principles for a life based on a sense of your “true self” lying beyond the ebb and flow of daily living. Simple daily exercises lead to eliminating the root causes of unhappiness and letting a deeper level of bliss unfold.

Get to Know … Saint Nicholas

Saint Nicholas (270-346) is the more well-known name of Nicholas of Myra, a saint from what is now Turkey.

His reputation for secret gift giving helped him become the model for the modern-day Santa Claus.

Saint Nicholas is honored by Catholic and Orthodox Christians, as well as Anglican and Lutheran churches. He is the patron saint of sailors, merchants, archers, and children and students in Greece, Belgium, Romania, Bulgaria, Georgia, Russia, the Republic of Macedonia, Slovakia, Serbia and Montenegro.

Saint Nicholas Day is celebrated in many European countries on Dec. 6 and is associated with the saint’s legends and reputation for giving gifts.

The majority of Saint Nicholas’ remains are preserved in Bari, Italy. Several miracles are associated with his relics.