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Faryl Smith, the Sweet Swan of Kettering Sings “Ave Maria” on Britain’s Got Talent

| May 19, 2008

Faryl Smith Faryl Smith,   a young lass of 12 years,  descended upon the joust of “Britain’s Got Talent”,  the British television talent show on ITV.  From Kettering, a town in Northamptonshire, England, this enchanting girl didst walk upon the stage of competition.   Perhaps  Polyhymnia,  one of the Muses,  was by her side,  as Faryl […]

Seint Patrick, the High Kyngs of Ireland and Mario Lanza Singeth "Danny Boy"

| March 17, 2008

St.  Patrick’s Day   at Camelot Upon his throne of gold, King Arthur, with his soul of gentleness, motioned to his Valettus to summon the High Kyngs of Irlaunde.   Embroidered in majesty and great spirit, the High Kyngs walketh along the long carpet on the gutsy floor of Camelot.  The great King Arthur did grete with […]

St. Patrick, the Patron Saint of Ireland Broke Free of Slavery to Transform Ireland

| March 17, 2008

 Naomh  Pádraig Patricius ( Latin for Patrick ) was born into a Roman British Christian family near the west coast of Britain.   His grandfather was a Christian priest.   When Patricius was a teenager,  pirates captured this young boy and sold him into slavery in Ireland.  For six years he worked as a Shepard for an […]

Love Unfolds the History of St. Valentine’s Day – Part 3 – Love doth Last Centuries

| February 14, 2008

Holiday of Love  – Part 3 – Final The pastors of the early Christian Church in Rome endeavoured to do away with the pagan element in the Lupercalia feasts.   Instead of having a lottery of available maidens for the young men, they chose to substitute the names of saints for those of maidens. During this […]

Love Unfolds the History of St. Valentine’s Day – Part 2 – Story of Saint Valentine

| February 14, 2008

Sainthood – Part 2 As the years passed the Christian Church became more powerful.   In the year 496 AD, Pope Gelasius I  ( 492-496 ) attempted to abolish Lupercalia, as he did not want the people to believe in Roman gods.    The people resisted,  so Pope Gelasius I  decided to make the holiday into a […]

Medieval Life 104 – Part 2 – History of Christmas Through the Ages

| January 5, 2008

Early Days of Christianity Part 2 In 350,   Pope Julius I declared December 25th the official date of Christ’s birthday.     In 529, Emperor Justinian declared Christmas a civic holiday.    In 542, Justinian also established throughout the Eastern Empire the feast of the Purification of the Blessed Virgin Mary.     According to Jewish law, a mother […]

The Cobbler and His Guest – A Christmas Story for Thee

| December 26, 2007

The   Cobbler and   His   Guest There once lived in the city of Marseilles an old shoemaker, loved and honored by his neighbors, who affectionately called him “Father Martin” One Christmas Eve, as he sat alone in his little shop reading of the visit of the Wise Men to the infant Jesus, and of the gifts […]