Book Shelf – Heidi

Heidi – Johanna Spyri “Heidi” is a popular novel written by Swiss author Johanna Spyri, published in 1881. First publication consisted out of two separated books, “Heidi’s years of learning and journeys”, and “Heidi is using her knowledge”. The book soon became known as one of the best-selling books ever written, and one of theContinue reading “Book Shelf – Heidi”

Movie Time – Beethoven

Movie Time – Beethoven Beethoven is a 1992 American family comedy film, directed by Brian Levant and starring Charles Grodin and Bonnie Hunt as George and Alice Newton, respectively. It is the first installment of the Beethoven film series. A group of puppies are stolen from a pet store by two thieves. A St. BernardContinue reading “Movie Time – Beethoven”

St Bonaventure – July 15

St Bonaventure – July 15 Today, July 15, marks the feast day of St. Bonaventure, who is called “The Seraphic Doctor” of the Church. St. Bonaventure is known for his leadership of the Franciscans and his great intellectual contributions to theology and philosophy. St. Bonaventure was born in Bagnorea in Tuscany, Italy. He is widelyContinue reading “St Bonaventure – July 15”

Saint of the Day – June 09

Poet, teacher, orator, and defender of the faith, Ephrem is the only Syrian recognized as a doctor of the Church. He took upon himself the special task of opposing the many false doctrines rampant at his time, always remaining a true and forceful defender of the Catholic Church. Born in Nisibis, Mesopotamia, he was baptizedContinue reading “Saint of the Day – June 09”

Feast Day of St. Pope Paul VI – May 29

Pope Paul VI was certainly not the most popular pope of the 20th century. The two events that marked his pontificate were not short of controversy, debate and rejection: the Second Vatican Council and the publication of Humane Vitae.  “Among the popes, Paul VI shines out as one who united in himself the pure faith ofContinue reading “Feast Day of St. Pope Paul VI – May 29”

Feast day of Saint Pope Celestine V – May 19

Pope Celestine V, born Pietro Angelerio, also known as Pietro da Morrone, Peter of Morrone, and Peter Celestine, was pope for five months from 5 July to 13 December 1294, when he resigned. He was also a monk and hermit who founded the order of the Celestines as a branch of the Benedictine order. CelestineContinue reading “Feast day of Saint Pope Celestine V – May 19”

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”