Picture Study & Liturgical Living Synchronization – November

In progress 1 November – All Saints Predella of the Fiesole Altarpiece by Fra Angelico – Center, Christ Glorified in the Court of Heaven; Outermost Panels of the Dominican Blessed, left & right; Center Side Panels, left, The Virgin Mary with the Apostles and Other Saints, and right, The Forerunners of Christ with Saints andContinue reading “Picture Study & Liturgical Living Synchronization – November”

Picture Study & Liturgical Living Synchronization – October

1 October – Saint Remigius 9C Ivory with scenes from the life of Saint Remigius 16C Baptism of Clovis by the Master of Saint Giles 2 October – Holy Guardian Angel 16C Deliverance of Saint Peter by Raphael 4 October – Saint Francis of Assisi 14C: Any scene from the Life of Saint Francis cycleContinue reading “Picture Study & Liturgical Living Synchronization – October”

US Geography – Pennsylvania

If you have access to Hoopla through your public library, you may watch this hour-long public television documentary on Pennsylvania from Discoveries … America. Enjoy this vintage illustrated map of Pennsylvania (1946) by Jacques Liozu. Poems about Pennsylvania Pennsylvania by John Greenleaf Whittier (1807–1892), the beginning verses of A Pennsylvania Pilgrim Crossing the Alleghanies by John KirkeContinue reading “US Geography – Pennsylvania”

Le tour de la France par deux enfants, chs. I to XI – Lorraine, part I

Google Map (in progress) Joseph-Porphyre Pinchon’s 1929 illustrated map of Lorraine Introductory Notes: Last year we read Le Tour de France de Camille et Paul, which was great, but a little challenging, so we are now reading the book that originated this particularly French genre of children traveling around France, Le Tour de la FranceContinue reading “Le tour de la France par deux enfants, chs. I to XI – Lorraine, part I”

Picture Study & Liturgical Living Synchronization – September

Here is simply the barest outline of what I hope eventually to develop into a study guide for a course of Picture Study that accompanies the Sanctorale, the calendar of saint’s feast days. For each saint, I also provide one or two modern hagiographical works, usually written for children, about that saint. As with everythingContinue reading “Picture Study & Liturgical Living Synchronization – September”

Swiss Geography – Geneva

Blank Map Tourist Map L’Escalade Genève délivrée, a 1662 play by Samuel Chappuzeau The anthem of Geneva – Cé qu’è lainô (Musical Notation) L’escalade: Son origine et ses consequences Catholic Geneva Saint Francis de Sales (page available from 29 January 2022; Saint Francis de Sales was the bishop of Geneva, but resided in Annecy) LaContinue reading “Swiss Geography – Geneva”

US Geography – Delaware

If you have access to Hoopla through your public library, you may watch this hour-long public television documentary on Delaware from Discoveries … America. Enjoy this vintage illustrated map of Delaware (1946) by Jacques Liozu. Once Upon a Time in Delaware by Katherine Pyle. Delaware by Bayard Taylor (1825–1878) To Delaware by John Greenleaf Whittier (1807–1892) AContinue reading “US Geography – Delaware”

Knights of Art by Amy Steedman – 1. Giotto: Cautions

The three works of art selected for highlighting and illustration are, sadly, not actually by Giotto (d. 1337). The first, The Shepherd Sitting Under His Tent, is today in in the Museo dell’Opera del Duomo, while a copy adorns the exterior of the Campanile. More precisely titled, Jabal: L’invenzione della pastorizia (Jabel: The Invention of SheepContinue reading “Knights of Art by Amy Steedman – 1. Giotto: Cautions”

William Tell

Stories for Children Stories of William Tell and His Friends Told to the Children by Henrietta Marshall. Beacon Reader (1932). Heroes Every Child Should Know by Hamilton Wright Mabie (Doubleday, 1907). Poetry William Tell by William Cullen Bryant (1794–1878) William Tell by Friedrich von Schiller (1759–1805) These verses accompanied a copy of his play. Tell’s Birthplace by SamuelContinue reading “William Tell”