Saint of the Day – September 2

Blessed Andre Grasset Blessed André Grasset was born in Montreal in 1758. His family had come to Quebec in 1749, but they returned to France after the Battle of Quebec. Ordained a priest, André was serving at the cathedral in Sens when the French Revolution began. Refusing to sign the Civil Constitution of the Clergy,Continue reading “Saint of the Day – September 2”

Book Shelf – Memoirs of a Geisha

Memoirs of a Geisha is a historical fiction novel by American author Arthur Golden, published in 1997. The novel, told in first person perspective, tells the story of a fictional geisha working in Kyoto, Japan, before, during, and after World War II and ends with her being relocated to New York City. The novel opensContinue reading “Book Shelf – Memoirs of a Geisha”

Saint of the Day – September 1

Saint Giles – September 1 St Giles is also known as Giles the Hermit, was a Greek, Christian, hermit saint from Athens, whose legend is centered in Provence and Septimania.   Giles founded the abbey in Saint-Gilles-du-Gard whose tomb became a place of pilgrimage.   It was a stop on the road that led from Arles toContinue reading “Saint of the Day – September 1”

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