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A Breton nobleman named Alain de Porhoët settled in England during the reign of King Henry II, and on his arrival took the name Alan la Zouch. He married one Alice de Belmeis was property included the Manor at Ashby in Leicestershire, which property was then called after him: Ashby de la Zouch. That is to say, the “Ash-tree settlement,” or the “Ash-tree farm” belonging to – de la in French – Z0uch family. And while the hyphens might have been optional and a variable back in the 13th century, just as the terminal ‘e’ on ‘ Zouche’ was optional, there is
Even in the church. And we only have so much time and energy. We can spend it on “witch hunts” to somehow purify the church, to turf out the tares and keep us all safe from Satan (as if that were possible), or we can spend our time and energy developing strong roots of faith by which we absorb spiritual nourishment, and bear fruit for the Kingdom.