Happy Soul Food Friday Pumpkin
This week it is all about Promise and Purpose:
- A Father Daughter Lesson that Will Touch Your Heart
- A UC Promise in the hands of the people
- Gaudi and Dion in Barcelona in the Hands of God and the Will of the People that I wish I created
- Paws of Pets and Hands of Munchkins
Enjoy this Soul Food Father Daughter Lesson that Will Touch Your Heart:
One Way to Validate Volunteer Engagement:
Gaudi’s magnificent cathedral and Celine Dion’s Ave Maria!
The expiatory church of La Sagrada Família is a work on a grand scale which was begun on 19 March 1882 from a project by the diocesan architect Francisco de Paula del Villar (1828-1901). At the end of 1883 Gaudí was commissioned to carry on the works, a task which he did not abandon until his death in 1926. Since then different architects have continued the work after his original idea.
The building is in the centre of Barcelona, and over the years it has become one of the most universal signs of identity of the city and the country. It is visited by millions of people every year and many more study its architectural and religious content.
It has always been an expiatory church, which means that since the outset, 131 years ago now, it has been built from donations. Gaudí himself said: “The expiatory church of La Sagrada Família is made by the people and is mirrored in them. It is a work that is in the hands of God and the will of the people.” The building is still going on and could be finished some time in the first third of the 21st century.
Click here (it’s a big file, so it’ll take some time to download)
Paws of Pets and Hands of Munchkins:
Thanks this week to my friends at KPBS, my peeps at UCSD, my tribe at Mission Fed, Larry H, & Andrea M for this spook-tacular pumpkin carving!
Love conquers Fear!
“Fear is a darkroom where negatives develop.”
— Usman B. Asif