Northwest VT News
French Heritage Day in Winooski
WINOOSKI—Vermont’s 10th annual French Heritage Day (formerly presented in Vergennes) will enliven Winooski’s downtown on Saturday, July 11, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. This is an outdoor celebration of all things French — music, art, crafts, food and language, produced by the Winooski Historical Society. Admission is free and for all ages. See knife makers, genealogists, clock fixers, hand spinners, fiddlers, singers, historians, lace makers, fencers, petanque-players, chair-caners, trappers, traders and canoe makers. Go to https://www.facebook.com/VermontFrenchHeritageDay for more information.
What’s Happening at St. Anne’s Shrine
ISLE LAMOTTE—Upcoming events at St. Anne’s Shrine include:
June 20-21 Anointing of the Sick at all Masses
June 20-27 Trinkets and Treasures Sale, 8 a.m.–4 p.m.
June 24 Reflection Series with Edmundite Brother Frank Hagerty
Pope’s encyclical to have medieval Italian, not Latin, title
VATICAN CITY (CNS)—Pope Francis’ encyclical on the environment will not be released with a formal Latin title, but rather a medieval Italian one.
In its first official comment on the title, the Vatican press office said June 10 that the document will be called, “Laudato Si’: On the Care of Our Common Home.” Earlier, reporters used the modern “sii” for the phrase which translates “praised be.”
Using the same Italian spelling used by St. Francis of Assisi, the opening phrase of the title, “Laudato si’,” is the introductory phrase to eight verses of the saint’s famous prayer thanking God for the gifts of creation.
When Pope Francis met reporters just a few days after his election in March 2013, he told them how he decided to name himself after St. Francis of Assisi. The saint, he said, “is the man of poverty, the man of peace, the man who loves and safeguards creation; at this time we don’t have a very good relationship with creation, do we?”