On February 19 was born

Emilie Gamelin   Émilie Tavernier Gamelin, S.P., (19 February 1800 – 23 September 1851) was a French Canadian social worker and Roman Catholic Religious Sister. She is best known as the founder of the Sisters of Providence of Montreal. In 2001 she was beatified by Pope John Paul II. She was born Marie-Émilie-Eugène Tavernier (also…… Continue reading On February 19 was born

Le roi Tarquin et la Sibylle

L’an, depuis Romulus et Remus, cent quarante, Jetant sur les Sept-Monts son ombre conquérante, Semant, avec le glaive, ou la paix ou l’effroi, Rome était déjà Reine et Tarquin était roi. Pour couronner la Ville et la garder fidèle, Tarquin, dans le roc vif, taillait sa citadelle, Temple éternel des dieux et du peuple romain;…… Continue reading Le roi Tarquin et la Sibylle

Mercury and the man bitten by an Ant

  A Man once saw a ship go down with all its crew, and commented severely on the injustice of the gods. “They care nothing for a man’s character,” said he, “but let the good and the bad go to their deaths together.” There was an ant-heap close by where he was standing, and, just…… Continue reading Mercury and the man bitten by an Ant

Personality of the Day

Thomas Love Peacock (18 October 1785 – 23 January 1866) was an English novelist, poet, and official of the East India Company. He was a close friend of Percy Bysshe Shelley and they influenced each other’s work. Peacock wrote satirical novels, each with the same basic setting: characters at a table discussing and criticising the…… Continue reading Personality of the Day