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Thursday, September 29, 2016

Paris Vu du Ciel, Paris from the sky

Paris Vu du Ciel
Paris from the sky
Paris vista desde el Cielo






Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Soeur Sourire - Dominique (1963)

Sœur Sourire
(1963)
The Singing Nun




Dominique, inique, inique
s'en allait tout simplement
Routier pauvre et chantant
En tous chemins, en tous lieux
Il ne parle que du bon Dieu
Il ne parle que du bon Dieu

A l'époque où Jean-sans-Terre
D'Angleterre était le Roi
Dominique, notre Père
Combattit les Albigeois

Refrain
Certain jour un hérétique
Par des ronces le conduit
Mais notre père Dominique
Par sa joie le convertit

Refrain
Ni chameau, ni diligence
Il parcourt l'Europe à pied
Scandinavie ou Provence
Dans la sainte pauvreté

Refrain
Enflamma de toute école
Filles et garçons pleins d'ardeur
Et pour semer la Parole
Inventa les Frères-Prêcheurs

Refrain
Chez Dominique et ses frères
Le pain s'en vint à manquer
Et deux anges se présentèrent
Portant de grands pains dorés

Refrain
Dominique vit en rêve
Les prêcheurs du monde entier
Sous le manteau de la Vierge
En grand nombre rassemblés

Refrain
Dominique, mon bon Père
Garde-nous simples et gais
Pour annoncer а nos frères
La vie et la vérité
Refrain

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Jeanne Deckers (17 October 1933 – 29 March 1985), aka Jeannine Deckers, better known as Sœur Sourire ("Sister Smile", often credited as The Singing Nun in English-speaking countries), was a Belgian singer-songwriter and initially a member of the Dominican Order in Belgium as Sister Luc-Gabrielle.

She acquired world fame in 1963 with the release of the French-language song "Dominique", which topped the U.S. Billboard and other charts.


Early years
She was born Jeanne Paule Deckers in Laeken in 1933, the daughter of a pâtisserie shop owner, and was educated in a Catholic school in Brussels. She was a keen Girl Guide who bought her first guitar to play at Guide evening events. Though she was thinking about becoming a nun even as a young woman, she trained and then worked as a teacher.
 
In September 1959 she entered the Missionary Dominican Sisters of Our Lady of Fichermont, headquartered in the city of Waterloo, where she took the name Sister Luc-Gabrielle.

Music career
While in the convent, Deckers wrote, sang and performed her own songs, which were so well received by her fellow nuns and visitors that her religious superiors encouraged her to record an album, which visitors and retreatants at the convent would be able to purchase.

In 1961, the album was recorded in Brussels at Philips; the single "Dominique" became an international hit, and in 1962 her album sold nearly two million copies. The Dominican Sister became an international celebrity, with the stage name of Sœur Sourire ("Sister Smile"). She gave concerts and appeared on The Ed Sullivan Show on 5 January 1964. "Dominique" was the first, and remains the only, Belgian song to be a number one hit single in the United States.

Deckers found it difficult having to live up to her publicity as "a true girl scout", always happy and in a good mood. "I was never allowed to be depressed", Deckers remembered in 1979. "The mother superior used to censor my songs and take out any verses I wrote when I was feeling sad."

In 1963 she was sent by her order to take theology courses at the University of Louvain. She liked the student life, if not her courses. She reconnected with a friend from her youth, Annie Pécher, with whom she slowly developed a very close relationship.
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Films
The Singing Nun is a 1966 American semi-biographical film about the life of Deckers. It stars Debbie Reynolds in the title role. The film also stars Ricardo Montalbán, Katharine Ross, Chad Everett, and Ed Sullivan as himself.

In 2009, Sœur Sourire, a Franco-Belgian biopic, starring Cécile de France as Deckers, was released.

The song "Dominique" is topically heard early in episode 10 of season 3 of Mad Men, set in 1963.
 
 
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Sœur Sourire - Tous les Chemins

Sœur Sourire
Tous les Chemins



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Soeur Sourire - Tous les Chemins 
Lyrics - Musique en Parole



Soeur Sourire - Fleur de cactus

Soeur Sourire
'Fleur de Cactus'
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Lyrics





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Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Soeur Sourire - Dominique (Lyrics French)

Soeur Sourire
Dominique
 





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Sœur Sourire - Sœur Adèle

Sœur Sourire
Sœur Adèle

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Singing Nun

Sœur Sourire - Sœur Adèle

C'était une guitare espagnole
Née d'un bouleau ou d'un sapin
Dans une boutique de Barcelone
Un beau matin du mois de juin
Au fond du cœur une étiquette
Indique son identité
Et sa parole chaude et discrète
é.tait bien douce à écouter

Dans une vitrine du vieux Bruxelles
On la suspendit par le cou
Puis certain jour une demoiselle
S'en vint l'acheter pour quelques sous
Adieu flamencos chauds d'Espagne
Andalousie et corridas
Jolie guitare ma compagne
Adèle tu t'appeleras

Pour répondre à la voix divine
Qui l'invitait à sa moisson
La péronnelle "C'est moi" quitta la ville
Pour un couvent des environs
Adèle partit dans les bagages
Et commença son noviciat
Joyeuse et pleine de courage
Et chanta Dieu à pleine voix

Sur tous les tons de toute son âme
Adèle s'est vouée au Seigneur
Et ses chansons partout proclament
Que servir Dieu c'est son bonheur
Derrière les harpes et les cithares
Qui forment l'orchestre des cieux
On entendra humble guitare
Un jour Adèle chez le bon Dieu

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Sœur Sourire - Alléluia

Sœur Sourire - Alléluia
Singing Nun


 
J'allais sur toutes les routes vagabondant
Au gré du temps au gré du vent
Traînant partout ma lassitude
Au gré du temps au gré du vent

Pour l'amour où Dieu m'habite
Pour la vie qu'il partage avec moi
Pour le bonheur que je lui dois
Alléluia!


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Chansons Célestes
Inoubliables




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Sœur Sourire - J'ai Trouvé Le Seigneur

Sœur Sourire
J'ai Trouvé Le Seigneur



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Sœur Sourire - Plume de Radis

Sœur Sourire
Plume de Radis
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Soeur Sourire - Entre les Étoiles

Sœur Sourire
Entre les Étoiles
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Entre les étoiles Among the stars
Le Seigneur a écrit ton nom The Lord has written your name
Entre les étoiles Among the stars
Tout là-haut dans sa maison In His house way up high
Entre les étoiles Among the stars
Le Seigneur a posé ta vie The Lord loves your life
Entre les étoiles Among the stars
Près de lui en Paradis Close to Him in paradise


La nuit où le Seigneur The night when the Lord 
t'a désiré la nuit wished for you
La nuit où de deux chairs The night, the night when two lovers
il a crée ta vie gave you life
La nuit où son amour le The night when out of love God 
premier t'a souri Oh bless the night !
Bénis la nuit


Refrrain Chorus


Le jour où le Seigneur t'a racheté The day when the Lord redeemed you
le jour The day
Le jour où il t'a fait son enfant The day when He made you
pour toujours His child always
Le jour où de ton cur il a fait The day when your heart
son séjour Stayed with the Lord
Bénis le jour Bless the day !


Refrrain Chorus


Le soir où le Seigneur t'appelera The evening when the Lord called your name
le soir The evening
Le soir où tes vieux jours hâteront The evening when you've grown old
le Départ and you depart this world
Le soir du rendez-vous transfiguré The evening when you return
I'espoir Your spirit transformed
Bénis le soir Bless the evening ! 


Refrrain Chorus


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Monday, September 26, 2016

Classical Music Mashup

Classical Music
Mashup


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Classical Music Mashup II

Featuring 52 pieces by 31 composers. 
How many of these timeless tunes can you name?
 

Music and video by Grant Woolard




Sunday, September 25, 2016

New York Might Look Like This as Sea Levels Rise

New York Might Look Like This
As Sea Levels Rise

Published on Sep 23, 2016

When will New York City sink?

Things aren't looking great.







Saturday, September 24, 2016

How Did Latin Become A Dead Language?

How Did Latin Become
A Dead Language?



While Latin's influence is apparent in many modern languages, it is no longer commonly spoken. 


So exactly why did the language die out?

When the Catholic Church gained influence in ancient Rome, Latin became the official language of the sprawling Roman Empire. Latin was king of the world -- the language of international communication, scholarship, and science. 

So what happened? Jules Suzdaltsev investigates in today's Seeker Daily report.

Latin is now considered a dead language, meaning it's still used in specific contexts, but does not have any native speakers. (Sanskrit is another dead language.) 

In historical terms, Latin didn't die so much as it changed -- into French, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian and Romanian. 

These are known as the Romance languages -- "Rome" is the root term -- and while other tongues developed from Latin, these are the most common.

All five of these languages incorporate grammar, tenses and specific intricacies from Latin. Not coincidentally, each language developed in former territories of the Western Roman Empire. When that empire failed, Latin died, and the new languages were born.

Part of the reason that Latin passed out of common usage is because, as a language, it's incredibly complex. Classical Latin is highly inflected, meaning that nearly every word is potentially modified based on tense, case, voice, aspect, person, number, gender and mood. With no central power promoting and standardizing usage of Classical Latin, it gradually passed away from everyday usage.

Vulgar Latin, essentially a simplified version of the mother tongue, survived for a while but diverged more and more as it folded in various local languages. By the end of the sixth century, people from different sections of the former empire could no longer understand each other. 

Latin had died as a living language.

Still, due to the overwhelming prevalence of Latin in early Western literature, medicine and science, Latin as a language of antiquity never quite went extinct -- a term which has its own particular meaning in linguistics. 

Today, Latin is still used in many technical fields, medical terminology and taxonomy, the scientific classification of species.

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Romance Languages Map



Indo-European Linguistic Studies Links
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The Amazing Diversity of Languages
Around the World
in one Map

 








Friday, September 23, 2016

Change Your Posture, Change your Life!

These 2 Minutes can Change Your Life

Change Your Posture, Change your Life!

Wake up to the realities of what our modern life is doing to your body. You can improve your life RIGHT NOW with one simple change. Change your posture, change your life!



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Thursday, September 22, 2016