10/04/16 - NNHS Newsletter - The Feast of St. Francis of Assisi
“He judged the cause of the poor and
needy for his own good:
- Jeremiah 22:16 (Douay-Rheims Version)
“Those who sing pray twice.”
Saint Francis of Assisi (1181 - 03 Oct
Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
Today we are celebrating the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi, because we are a very varied lot, and we celebrate everything together like the big happy Typhoon family we have become.
BONUS #1 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ERVdSqKbA-s - Feast of St. Francis of Assisi
BONUS #2 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=02bFosD2fRU - Neumann University Celebrates the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi
BONUS #3 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j3mdOzarrms - A Reflection for the Feast of St. Francis
The piece can be sung to several melodies, in particular the 17th-century English melody "Royal Oak", adapted by Martin Shaw, and "All Things Bright and Beautiful" by William Henry Monk (1823–1889). There have also been other adaptations, such as a full choral piece by John Rutter.
Composition of the hymn's text has been attributed to three locations: at Llanwenarth House in Govilon, Monmouthshire, in the valley of the River Usk; at Markree Castle near Sligo; and in Minehead and the nearby village of Dunster in 1848 by Mrs. Cecil F. Alexander (from Dublin, Ireland). The hymn may have been inspired by a verse from Samuel Taylor Coleridge's The Rime of the Ancient Mariner: "He prayeth best, who loveth best; All things great and small; For the dear God who loveth us; He made and loveth all."
Alternatively, inspiration may have come from William Paley's Natural Theology, published in 1802, that argues for God as the designer of the natural world. For example, the hymn's second verse alludes to "wings" and verse 7 refers to "eyes". Paley cited wings and eyes as examples of complexity of design, analogous to that of a watch, with God as the "Divine Watchmaker".
The hymn was first published in Alexander's Hymns for Little Children. It consists of a series of stanzas that elaborate upon verses of the Apostles' Creed.
THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:
|Happy Birthday today to My Former Brother-in-Law, Rennie Dick ('54) of VA AND Jimmy Mooney ('57) AND Donna Rountree Holburn ('63) AND Brenda Eakes Insley ('66) of VA!|
Happy Birthday tomorrow to George Pipkin ('57) AND Butch Ragland ('63) of CO!
Happy Birthday this week to:
06 - Nancy McCormick Nicholson ('57) AND Renee Helterbran Benton ('59) of VA;
07 - Ellen Anas Smith ('57) ANDDale Parsons ('69) of HA;
08 - Bunny Spiers ('54) of VA AND Tippy Rowe ('57) AND Wayne Stokes ('65) of VA AND Richard Cantor ('65) of KY AND Tazewell Whitley (NNHS / HHS - '65) of VA AND My Granddaughter, Alexandria Huber of TX;
09 - Norma Wilson Mitchell ('57) AND Linda Alfrey Walker ('61) of VA AND Marsha Leak Garrett ('63);
10 - Harry Seay ('63) of VA;
11 - Polly Norris Davis ('65) of VA AND Judy Phillips Allen ('66) of VA AND Carol Anne Comer Cutler ('70) of VA!!
|Many Happy Returns, One and All!|
THIS DAY IN WWII:
October 04, 1940 -
Adolf Hitler and
Benito Mussolini met in the Alps at the
Brenner Pass. Hitler was seeking help from Italy to fight the
October 04, 1944 - Gen. Dwight D.
Eisenhower distributed to his combat units a report by the U.S. Surgeon
General that revealed the hazards of prolonged exposure to combat
THISDAY IN 1966:
|Tuesday, October 04, 1966 - Basutoland became independent from the United Kingdom and was renamed Lesotho..|
From My Friend, Susan, of NC - 10/03/15:
|“When it comes to
spiritual truth, how can we know that we are on the right path? One way
is by asking the right questions... Questions like 'Does my life have
meaning?' 'Do I believe in God?' 'Do I believe that God knows and loves
me?' 'Do I believe that God hears and answers my prayers?' 'Am I truly
happy?' 'Are my efforts leading me to the highest spiritual goal and
value in life?' ”
Dieter F. Uchtdorf
Thanks so much, Susan!
From Rip Collins ('65) of TN - 10/03/16 - "Z Music Room - Terry Seay ('67 of TN) & Rip Collins":
From My Friend, Dwayne, of NC - 10/03/16:
From www.ajokeaday.com - 10/04/16:
|My eleven month old was sitting
in her high chair, twisting and moving all over the place.
My wife said to me, “Straighten
Words by Cecil F. Alexander (April 1818 - 12 Oct 1895), 1848
"All Things Bright and Beautiful" midi and lyrics courtesy of http://www.cyberhymnal.org/htm/a/l/allthing.htm - 10/03/12
Image of Giotto's (1266/7
– 08 Jan 1337)
Painting, "St. Francis Before the Sultan (Trial by Fire)", 1297/1300, courtesy
Brown Carved Divider Line clip art courtesy of http://www.wtv-zone.com/nevr2l82/bars36.html - 10/10/05
Animated Tiny Birthday Cake clip art courtesy of Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of
VA - 08/31/05
Animated Red Flames courtesy of
http://members.tripod.com/mrfire/animations.html - ???
Animated Cheering Smiley clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 08/18/05
Cats courtesy of Paul Harty (Bardolph HS, IL - '61) of NC - 12/10/11
Jeffrey Holman's Image "A Drop in the Bucket" courtesy of https://tearsfromalonelygod.wordpress.com/2009/10/08/a-drop-in-the-bucket/ - 05/23/16