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”

Know your Breed – Samoyeds

The Samoyed Is One of the World’s Oldest Dog Breeds It is one of the 14 ancient dog breeds with genetic footprints closest to wolves. Samoyeds belong to the Spitz family of dogs, originating in Asia, and were bred by the Samoyede people of Siberia to pull sleds, herd reindeer, and hunt. The Samoyed isContinue reading “Know your Breed – Samoyeds”

Feast day of Saint Andrew Bobola May 16

Today we are celebrating the feast day of St. Andrew Bobola. He was born in 1591 into a noble family in the Sandomir Palatinate in the Province of Lesser Poland of the Crown of the Kingdom of Poland, then a constituent part of the Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth. In 1611 he entered the Society of Jesus inContinue reading “Feast day of Saint Andrew Bobola May 16”

Feast day of Saint Isidore May 15

Today we are celebrating the feast of Saint Isidore or Isidore the farmer. The patron saint of farmers.  For a great part of his life he was employed as a laborer on a farm outside the city. He died May 15, 1130, and was declared a saint in 1622, with Saints Ignatius of Loyola, Francis Xavier, TeresaContinue reading “Feast day of Saint Isidore May 15”

Book shelf – Ferdinand

The story of Ferdinand is one of the best known works by the American author-Munro Leaf. It was originally published in 1936. The book tells the story of a bull who would rather smell flowers than fight in bullfights. He sits in the middle of the bull ring failing to take heed of any ofContinue reading “Book shelf – Ferdinand”