11 December – Saint Damasus

Modern Hagiography Roman Martryology Sanctorale Catholicum Lives of the Saints by Alban Butler. Lives of the Saints by Sabine Baring-Gould. The Liturgical Year by Dom Guéranger. The Lives of the Saints by Francis Weninger. Character Calendar  Pictorial Lives of the Saints  La vie des saints Our Birthday Bouquet Culled from the Shrines of the SaintsContinue reading “11 December – Saint Damasus”

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”

Swiss Geography – Fribourg

Map Gruyère Ranz des Vaches Read in French of the “Origine du Ranz des Vaches.” Read the song in full, in Patois and French, and listen to it here. Morat (Murten) The Battle of Murten by Veit Weber (d. 1483) Veit Weber was assumed as a pseudonym for an 18th to 19th-century author, Leonhard Wächter, butContinue reading “Swiss Geography – Fribourg”

Longfellow’s Poems of Places – Turkey

Map XIX: Greece and Turkey in Europe (The scanning of the section with poems about Turkey is unusable, so for most of the poems in this volume, the link will be to Bartleby.com.) XXII: Asia: Asia Minor, Mesopotamia, Arabia, Turkestan, Afghanistan I will here include only poems about modern Turkey, not those from or aboutContinue reading “Longfellow’s Poems of Places – Turkey”