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Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Bixby Creek Bridge

Where is Bixby Creek Bridge?
Bixby Creek Bridge, also known as Bixby Bridge, is a reinforced concrete open-spandrel arch bridge in Big Sur, California. The bridge is located 120 miles (190 km) south of San Francisco and 13 miles (21 km) south of Carmel in Monterey County along State Route 1.
One of the most photographed bridges in California due to its aesthetic design along State Route 1.


Monday, May 15, 2017

Murals on Silos of Midland, Ontario


The mural on the grain silos depicts a Huron Native and a Jesuit Priest looking into the nearby village of Sainte-Marie, as it would have appeared in 1640.

Midland is located on Georgian Bay in Lake Huron.
Founded by the Midland Railway Company in 1871.


Sunday, May 14, 2017


Happy Mother's Day


Remembering
My Loving Mom
 Sebastiana Pereira e Fernandes
on 
MOTHER'S DAY


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A Prayer from Pope Francis

Blessed Virgin Mary of Fatima, with renewed gratitude for your motherly presence, we join in the voice of all generations that call you blessed.

We celebrate in you the great works of God, who never tires of lowering himself in mercy over humanity, afflicted by evil and wounded by sin, to heal and to save it.

Accept with the benevolence of a Mother this act of entrustment that we make in faith today, before this your image, beloved to us.

We are certain that each one of us is precious in your eyes and that nothing in our hearts has estranged you.

May that we allow your sweet gaze to reach us and the perpetual warmth of your smile.

—from Mother Mary: Inspiring Words from Pope Francis

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Martyr's Shrine - Midland, Ontario

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The Martyrs’ Shrine is the National Shrine to the Canadian Martyrs. This holy and historic site honours the eight Jesuit Saints who lived, worked, and died here over 350 years ago.

Midland is a town located on Georgian Bay in Simcoe County, Ontario, Canada. It is part of the Huronia region of Central Ontario.


Our Lady of Fatima Centenary




Our Lady of Fatima Shrine, Fatima, Portugal

Our Lady of Fatima Shrine, Fatima, Portugal
In the year 1917, in a mountainous region at the center of Portugal, the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of Jesus, appeared six times to three young children. This year on 13th May,the feast day of Our Lady of Fatima, Pope Francis is leading the canonization ceremony for Francisco and Jacinta Marto in Fatima, Portugal, on the hundredth anniversary celebrations of the first apparition of Mary the children experienced, where His Holiness will be joined in prayer by Catholics from all over the world.
In view of this great milestone, our trip to Portugal this year in March was a privileged and significant one as my wife and myself got a chance to fulfill a lifelong wish to go on a holiday to Portugal along with our 2 daughters and son-in-law, and more importantly for having included in this tour to pay homage to Our Lady of Fatima by visiting the Holy Shrine on the 100th anniversary of the apparitions. We will hold this memory close to our hearts forever and cherish it as long as we live.
Today I feel that my spirit, belief and devotion in this regard has been rekindled for having lived to witness the centenary. I wish a happy and joyous feast day to all.

Thursday, May 11, 2017


Mother of Mine

MOTHER OF MINE

Dubai 1972 – Airwaves around the world are abuzz with Jimmy Osmond’s ‘Mother of Mine’ and Dubai FM is no exception. The song turns out to be a huge hit for Jimmy, the youngest of nine children in the Osmond clan, who at the time was only nine years old. I thought about my Mum in Goa every time I heard it, and constantly hummed the tune or sang the lyrics underneath my breadth. Two years later I lost my mother. She was my best friend who I miss up to this day. She taught me all that I know and set an example living her own simple life and made my own worth living. Not a single day goes by without thoughts of her good values. She died young. I have outlived her so far by five years. Forty-three years after the song ‘Mother of Mine’ first captured the air-waves, I rededicate my favourite song to all mothers everywhere.
Hope it’s your favourite too.

HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY

Our Lady of Fatima


Our Lady of Fatima Shrine, Fatima, Portugal

In the year 1917, in a mountainous region at the center of Portugal, the Mother of God appeared six times to three young children. This year on 13th May, Pope Francis is leading the canonization ceremony for Francisco and Jacinta Marto in Fatima, Portugal, on the hundredth anniversary of the the first apparition of Mary the children experienced, where His Holiness will be joined in prayer by Catholics from all over the world.

In view of this great milestone, our trip to Portugal this year in March was a privileged and significant one as my wife and myself got a chance to fulfill a lifelong wish to go on a holiday to Portugal along with our 2 daughters and son-in-law, and more especially for having included in this tour to pay homage to Our Lady of Fatima by visiting the Holy Shrine. We will hold this memory close to our hearts forever and cherish it as long as we live.

Today I feel that my spirit, belief and devotion in this regard has been rekindled for having lived to witness the centenary.

http://tonferns.blogspot.ca/2008/04/our-lady-of-fatima-and-goan-connection.html

Tuesday, May 09, 2017

Rustic Innovation - Picturesque Goa



PICTURESQUE GOA - Arpora, Bardez, Goa.
Rustic Innovation. Cycling up the ladder of success.
“The ladder of success must be set upon something solid before you can start to climb"

Friday, May 05, 2017

Fatima Shrine, Portugal


Fátima is a central Portuguese town that's home to the Sanctuary of Fátima, a Catholic pilgrimage site. The Capelinha das Aparições marks the spot where the Virgin Mary appeared to three shepherd children, Jacinta, Lucia and Francisco, in 1917. Other sacred sites include the Basílica de Nossa Senhora do Rosário, with its golden angels, and the modern church of Igreja da Santíssima Trindade. The Museu de Arte Sacra e Etnologia exhibits religious artifacts.

Thursday, May 04, 2017

Powered by the wind

Powered by the wind. 
~ Thought is the wind, knowledge the sail,
and mankind the vessel. ~ Augustus Hare

Wednesday, May 03, 2017

Convent of Christ, Tomar, Portugal


CONVENT OF CHRIST, Tomar, Portugal

Ornately sculpted, Manueline style, hilltop Roman Catholic convent with medieval cloisters.

Monday, May 01, 2017

Rustic Homeliness


Inner courtyard through an arched
entrance of a house
on a cobbled street in Lisbon. Portugal.