|06/15/17 - NNHS Newsletter - The Feast of Corpus Christi|
“This food we call the Eucharist, of which no one is allowed to partake
except one who believes that
Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
The Feast of Corpus Christi is a movable Catholic observance. Additionally, it is celebrated in the United States on a different day from the rest of the world.
BONUS #1 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N_B40IyC6Bs - Mass for the Solemn Feast of Corpus Christi - Pope Francis from the Vatican - 2015.06.04
BONUS #2 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uqH1bicJkBQ - Feast of Corpus Christi - "On the Feast of Corpus Christi (the Body and Blood of Christ), we celebrate the real presence of Christ among us in the elements of the Eucharist. Father James Gardiner, reminds us that, like the consecrated Bread and Wine, we are challenged to be, ourselves, a real presence of Christ in the world."
BONUS #3 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qvFUw9HvRf8 - Mozart's Ave Verum Corpus
|"Ave verum corpus" is a
has been set to music by various composers. It dates from the 14th
century and has been attributed to
Pope Innocent VI.
The poem is a meditation on the Catholic belief in Jesus's Real Presence in the sacrament of the Eucharist, and ties it to the Catholic conception of the redemptive meaning of suffering in the life of all believers.
Musical settings include Mozart's motet Ave verum corpus (K. 618), as well as settings by William Byrd and Sir Edward Elgar. Not all composers set the whole text. For example, Mozart's setting finishes with "in mortis examine", Elgar's with "fili Mariae". There is a version by Franz Liszt [Searle 44], and also ones by Camille Saint-Saëns, Orlande de Lassus, Imant Raminsh, Alexandre Guilmant, Colin Mawby, Malcolm Archer and Jack Gibbons. Liszt also composed a fantasy on Mozart's work, preceded by a version of Allegri's celebrated Miserere, under the title À la Chapelle Sixtine [Searle 461 – two versions]. Versions of this fantasy for orchestra [Searle 360] and piano four-hands [Searle 633] follow closely the second version for piano. There is also a version for organ [Searle 658] with the title Evocation à la Chapelle Sixtine. The text is even used in an opera, Francis Poulenc's Dialogues of the Carmelites (there is also "Ave verum corpus", a separate work by Poulenc dated 1952). Mozart's version, with instruments only, was adapted by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky as one of the sections of his Mozartiana, a tribute to Mozart. The Vienna Boys' Choir (Wiener Sängerknaben) made some notable recordings of Mozart's "Ave verum corpus" in the 20th century. From the 21st century there is a setting by the Swedish composer Fredrik Sixten and two versions by Philip Lawson.
THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:
Happy Birthday tomorrow to Jane Hoffman ('57) AND Kay Walker Gray ('57) AND Nancy Dearing Berry ('62) of TX!
Happy Birthday this week to:
17 -Dino Vretos ('57) AND Roberta Hilsdon ('70) of GA;
18 - The late Mimi Weger Green ('40) (deceased 15 Mar 2010) AND Tim Whitt ('66) of VA AND Mike Leonard ('68) of VAAND the late Mark Wilson ('68) (deceased 19 Apr 2011) AND Kathy McDaniel Adams ('71);
19 - Jill Douglas Schumacher ('57) ANDDoris Landon Lewis ('57);
21 -Ralph Goldstein ('57) AND Kelly Loose Bustamante ('58) of VA AND Terry Haney ('66) of VA;
22 - Jim Cobb ('66) of VA;
23 - Bobby Ball ('63) AND Faye Pearce Nalls ('63)!
Many Happy Returns, One and All!
350 YEARS AGO TODAY:
|June 15, 1667 - The first human blood transfusion was administered by Dr. Jean-Baptiste Denys.|
THIS DAY IN WWII:
|June 15, 1940 - The French fortress of Verdun was captured by
June 15, 1942 - The US
Army activated the Hampton Roads Port of Embarkation (HRPE).
Until late 1945, the Army ran the port operations in Newport News and
Norfolk. HRPE was the third most active of eight ports taken over by the
government during WWII. Only New York and San Francisco processed more
service personnel, coming and going. When HRPE was shut down, a total of
1,687,000 people had passed through the HRPE port area.
THIS DAY IN 1967:
upward, look upward, reach outward, press forward.”
Thomas S. Monson
Thanks so much, Susan!
From Jerry Blanchard ('62) of VA -
INDEED! Thank you, Jerry - for everything!
|Imagine that you had won
a prize in a contest; each morning your bank would deposit $86,400.00 in
your account for your use. However, this prize has rules. The first rule
is anything that you don't spend each day would be taken away from you.
You may not transfer money into another account, you may only spend it. Each morning upon awakening, the bank opens your account with another $86,400.00 for that day. The second rule is the bank can end the game without warning, at any time. So what would you do...?
Each day you would buy anything and everything you wanted, right? Not only for yourself, but for all people you love - even for people you don't know, because you couldn't possibly spend it all on yourself! You would try to spend every penny, and use it all.
HERE IS THE REALITY OF THIS...
Each of us is in possession of such a magical bank, we just can't seem to see it. The magical bank is TIME. Each morning we wake up to receive 86,400 seconds, and when we go to sleep at night, any remaining time is NOT stored up. What we haven't used that day is forever lost. Each morning your time is refilled, but it can all end at any time, without warning.
So, what will you do with your 86,400 seconds tomorrow?
Enjoy every second of your life, because time races by so much quicker than you think. Love your family, appreciate your friends, and hold those you love tight.
Start spending your time wisely!!
AMEN! Thank you, Kathy!
From My Cousin,
Jean Atkinson Mallory (Warsaw
HS / Rappahannock HS / John Marshall HS - '65)
of VA - 06/14/17:
EXACTLY! Thank you, Jean!
Thank you, Cousin Jim!
('65) of NC -
|This explains why I had such a horrible experience with that stiff neck recently!|
|“You have hissed my mystery lectures and were caught fighting a liar in the quad. Having tasted the whole worm, you will leave by the next town drain.”|
From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 05/30/17 - "Goodies (#15 in a Series of 20)":
|Thank you, Shari!|
BONUS CHALICE AND GRAPES FILET CROCHET OR CROSS STITCH PATTERNS:
BONUS FEAST OF CORPUS CHRISTI RECIPE:
NNHS CLASS OF '65 WEB SITE: http://www.nnhs65.com
PERSONAL WEB SITE: http://www.angelfire.com/weird2/cluckmeat
Ave Verum Corpus
"Ave Verum Corpus" lyrics courtesy of
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ave_verum_corpus - 06/07/15
Flower Vine Divider Line clip art courtesy of http://www.bravenet.com - 08/12/004
Birthday Cake clip art courtesy of Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of VA -
Navy Seal clip art courtesy of http://www.onemileup.com/miniSeals.asp - 05/29/06
Marshall High School's Justice Scale clip art courtesy of Cheryl White
Wilson (JMHS - '64) of VA - 10/13/05 (replaced 02/23/09)
J. R. Tucker High School's Orange Tiger Paw Print courtesy of http://www.henrico.k12.va.us/hs/tucker/resources/about.htm - 11/12/07
Animated Fat Frog courtesy of
Stokes ('65) of VA - 07/16/08
Animated Thumbs Up Smiley courtesy of
Al Farber ('64) of GA - 10/19/06
Jeffrey Holman's Image "A Drop in the Bucket" courtesy of
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