10/04/19 - 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 - Feast of St. Francis of Assisi
BONUS #2 - Neumann University Celebrates the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi
BONUS #3 - A Reflection for the Feast of St. Francis
All Things Bright and Beautiful is an
also popular with other Christian denominations.
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!|
Birthday tomorrow to
George Pipkin ('57)
the late Butch
Happy Birthday this week to:
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 / Hampton HS - '65) of VA AND My Granddaughter, Alexandria Huber (Cold Lake HS, Alberta / Pebble Hills HS, TX / Overhills HS, NC - '18) of OK;
THIS DAY IN WWII:
THIS DAY IN 1969:
|October 04, 1969 - Apparently nothing at all happened on this day anywhere in the world..|
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 Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 10/04/17:
|Thank you, Joan!|
From Alice Menin Daniels ('62) of Northern VA - 10/03/18:
From Domi O'Brien ('64) of NH - 10/03/18:
“I asked what year the car was that was sitting in the driveway, but
what I meant was how long had it been parked there. If it’s been there
since 1982, I’ve been in love longer than it is wide.”
(b. 05 Mar 1982)
BONUS ST. FRANCIS CROSS STITCH PATTERNS:
|BONUS ST. FRANCIS RECIPE IDEAS:|
|Q. Which country's capital has the
A. Ireland. Every day it's Dublin!
DATES TO REMEMBER:
1. Every Tuesday, 7:30 AM - Male grads meet at Angelo's
Restaurant on J. Clyde Morris Boulevard for
breakfast and camaraderie.|
2. Friday, October 11, 2019 - Saturday, October 12, 2019 - The NNHS Class of 1964 will hold their 55-Year Reunion at the Holiday Inn Newport News - City Center (formerly the Omni). SEE: www.nnhs1964.com; CONTACT: David Spriggs at email@example.com.
3. Wednesday, November 13, 2019 -The NNHS Class of June 1942 meets at noon on the second Wednesday of every other month for a Dutch treat lunch at the James River Country Club, 1500 Country Club Road. PLEASE JOIN THEM. Give or take a few years makes no difference. Good conversation, food and atmosphere.
Words byCecil 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
Animated Red Flames courtesy of
http://members.tripod.com/mrfire/animations.html - ???
Cold Lake High School (Alberta) logo courtesy of http://coldlakehighschool.ca/ - 09/11/17
Pebble Hills High School (TX) logo courtesy of https://www.sisd.net/pebblehillshs - 10/02/17
Overhills High School (NC) logo courtesy of https://www.harnett.k12.nc.us/ohhs - 09/11/17
Animated Dancing Oldsters clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 09/09/06
Laughing Jerry courtesy of Cookie Phillips Tyndall ('64) of VA - 06/14/06
Jeffrey Holman's Image "A Drop in the Bucket" courtesy of