Mese: ottobre 2016

The Shrine of St. Jude Thaddeus

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Based in Oakland, California, Saint Albert Priory serves as a Roman Catholic Order that follows the teachings of St. Dominic de Guzman. Responsible for missions and philanthropic works throughout the world, Saint Albert Priory also supports the Shrine of St. Jude Thaddeus.

Located in San Francisco, the Shrine of St. Jude Thaddeus honors St. Jude. One of the 12 disciples of Jesus Christ, St. Jude spent more than a decade traveling throughout Mesopotamia and converting people to Christianity. During the first century AD, he was martyred by being clubbed to death; he was buried in Saint Paul’s Basilica. Today, St. Jude is considered the Patron of Lost Causes.

In 1935, Father Leonard Callahan created The Shrine of St. Jude Thaddeus. For nearly two decades, Our Lady’s Chapel housed the structure, but Father Thomas McElhatton coordinated its move to its present location in 1953. The Shrine focuses on preaching by mail…

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Feast of Saint Simon and Saint Jude, Apostles —

Saints Simon the Zealot and Jude (Thaddeus) October 28th is the feast of Saint Simon the Zealot and Saint Jude Thaddeus, two of the twelve Apostles named by Jesus. They share a common feast day because, according to later tradition, they ministered in Persia and there, received the crown of martyrdom on the […]

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go down to the levee

Everyone in the Wyoming Valley in northeastern Pennsylvania enjoys the levee. Herman and Muriel exercise there daily.

They ride their bicycles along the path, where distance is measured by the quarter mile.

“Isn’t that a perfect view of the Susquehanna?”, she asked.

Her husband nodded assent, busily taking pictures of the perfect landscape, with its rolling verdant hills.

“It’s so nice to live a simple lifestyle,” she reminded him. “Like modern Luddites.”

Eventually they drove off, in their gas-guzzler, to Angelo’s Pizzeria in the Midway Shopping Center, for pizza and calzones.

“We’re simple,” he intoned. “But not fanatically so.”

Peter Abbey provided this week’s photo prompt for Friday Fictioneers. Rochelle Wisoff~Fields leads us weekly. It’s her fourth anniversary as our fearless leader.

what if?

Old friends John and Cynthia, and Paul and Jane, ran into each other at a Liverpool art exhibit.

” ‘Ey Paulie”, John intoned, “Remember that band of ours? What were we, bloody Bea’les with an ‘A’?”

“Yeah”, Paul admitted. “Stu’s murder in ’60 scared us into quittin’.”

“Teachin’ at Dovedale Primary’s nice,” he went on, “But we might ‘ave done something with that.”

“Anyway”, John said, “George and Ringo are electricians and we’re all ‘appy. We should get in touch with them, Patti, and Mo later on.”

The foursome, none under seventy, hung around in an atmosphere of deafening silence.

Each week Rochelle Wisoff~Fields leads us in Friday Fictioneers, an attempt to write a hundred~word story based upon a photograph. This week’s Photograph was provided by Claire Fuller.

Michael and Erin

On the weekend of my fifty~seventh birthday my nephew (and Godson) Michael, and Erin, got married. The wedding was at Nostrano Vineyards in Milton, New York.

The scenery was perfect. I got a chance to hobnob with our relatives and Erin’s.

I couldn’t help being smitten by the view. Milton was named after the seventeenth~century Jacobin poet, author of “Paradise Lost”.



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long ago medical condition

“Why do you always keep old medication around?” Elmer asked Albert.

“Until I was twenty six,” his friend reminded him, “I was on dilantin, phenobarbitol and valium. Weird thing is, I haven’t had a seizure since I was eleven.”

“I went to a neurologist in the middle of the eighties and he said not to bother to take the pills anymore.”
“I’ve always enjoyed souvenirs of the past anyway so I thought, ‘what the hey!

“Well I guess it’s cool,” Elmer admitted, “But I think I’ll stick to my yearbook and bowling trophies.”

Then they went out for the night.

This week’s photo prompt is by our Friday Fictioneers leader Rochelle Wisoff~Fields

vesti la giubba

Mildred was watching Stanley, her classmate,  put on his make-up at Emmett Kelly Clown School.

“You know, Mildred,” he explained, “folk just don’t get it.  Perhaps it’s Shakespeare’s fault for having used those clowns as gravediggers in ‘Hamlet’.

“True,” she opined. “Besides that everyone always hides his emotions behind a false face. It’s deliberate deceit. Isn’t that what life is about, though, for good or evil?  So much is about impression. ‘Vesti La Giubba’ is a command for one and all.”

They both simply quietly sighed.


Rochelle Wisoff~Fields leads us weekly in Friday Fictioneers, an attempt at a hundred~word story based upon a photograph.

This week’s photo prompt was provided by C.E. Ayr