Movie Time- Maleficent

Maleficent is a 2014 American fantasy film directed by Robert Stromberg from a screenplay by Linda Woolverton, and starring Angelina Jolie as the title character with Sharlto Copley, Elle Fanning, Sam Riley, Imelda Staunton, Juno Temple, and Lesley Manville in supporting roles. Loosely inspired by Charles Perrault’s original fairy tale and Walt Disney’s 1959 animatedContinue reading “Movie Time- Maleficent”

Book Shelf- Scarlet Pimpernel

The Scarlet Pimpernel is the first novel in a series of historical fiction by Baroness Orczy. It is a, romantic novel by Baroness Emmuska Orczy, produced as a play in 1903 and published in book form in 1905.It was written after her stage play of the same title enjoyed a long run in London, having opened in Nottingham inContinue reading “Book Shelf- Scarlet Pimpernel”

Feast day of Saint Pope John 1-May 18

St. Pope John I was the bishop of Rome from 13 August 523 to his death. He was a native of Siena (or the “Castello di Serena”, near Chiusdino), in Italy. He was sent on a diplomatic mission to Constantinople by the Ostrogoth King Theoderic to negotiate better treatment for Arians. Although relatively successful, uponContinue reading “Feast day of Saint Pope John 1-May 18”

Bookshelf- Heidi

Heidi is a work of children’s fiction published in 1881 by Swiss author Johanna Spyri, originally published in two parts as Heidi: Her Years of Wandering and Learning and Heidi: How She Used What She Learned. It is a novel about a little orphan Heidi who is sent to live with her grandfather in theContinue reading “Bookshelf- Heidi”

Feast day of Saint Paschal Baylon- May 17

Paschal Baylon OFM, was a Spanish Roman Catholic lay professed religious of the Order of Friars Minor. He served as a shepherd alongside his father in his childhood and adolescence, but desired to enter the religious life. He was refused once but later was admitted as a Franciscan lay brother and became noted for hisContinue reading “Feast day of Saint Paschal Baylon- May 17”

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