1. Francis in the Schools

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    Many children growing up in underserved urban areas face forceful challenges of life, including ethnic and social blending and a below-average standard of living. To help these children, Sufism Reoriented created “Francis in the Schools”, a non-denominational, fun-filled day based on the life of Saint Francis of Assisi. Offered in the spirit of Francis, the program seeks to touch the hearts of children from neighborhoods plagued by poverty, crime, and neglect with Francis’s transformative message of love, courage, and hope. This powerful film conveys the excitement of close to 300 children from diverse neighborhoods who gathered together in San Francisco’s National Shrine of St. Francis to see an original musical play about Francis. Skilled actors dramatize scenes from his life enriched with lively songs, dances, and puppetry. The children listen as “Francis” lovingly invites them to join him in Heaven (“Vi voglio tutti in Paradiso”). And they explore the understanding that a saintly being like Francis might be characterized by courage, kindness, and compassion, universal love for his fellow man, and ceaseless service to others. The children then enter the nearby Porziuncola Nuova, a superb replica of the little church that Francis himself rebuilt in Assisi, Italy. Pope Benedict XVI designated this replica a Holy Site, one of only five in the Catholic world. Finally, the children are taken to a beautiful park where they discover a wonderful “Umbrian Renaissance Faire” staged just for them. Here we see scenes from different Faires where the children are given lunch and take part in face painting, flower-basket arranging, and games, and are entertained with a puppet show about St. Francis. In this charming film, Francis’s love for God, his kindness to all God’s creatures, and his love for the abundant beauty of the earth are brought magically to life. Sufism Reoriented is an American faith community that strives to work in harmony with all religions and affirms the central core of divine love at the heart of all spiritual traditions. It is the parent organization of the nonsectarian Meher Schools, a preschool and elementary school with 350 students, whose chorus also performs in this musical play.

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    • Faire: An American Renaissance VOD

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      In 1963, from a small field on Haskels Rascals Ranch in Los Angeles, an event known as the “Renaissance Pleasure Faire” was born as a class project by a history teacher. From a school yard fundraiser, Ron and Phylis Patterson took a weekend event and turned it into a worldwide phenomenon. In the years since, movements blossoming from the Faire include street performance, handmade arts & crafts, and living history scenarios which were all given new life.
Some 45 years later, Faire as it is affectionately known, touches the lives of millions of people a year. 

 The documentary follows the incredible and insightful journey of a quirky group of people that defined a uniquely American movement. Join the original participants as they share their stories and struggle to find their place in a changing world.

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      • Day of Perfect Joy

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        “Powerful”…“overflowing”…“life changing”…“We have heaven here.” It was one of those moments in life when words seem inadequate. “Beyond unreal,” said a teacher. On an autumn morning in 2013, 1,400 inner-city schoolchildren, 400 volunteers, and one golden-voiced friar gathered together in Oakland, California, for a remarkable event – a concert and Faire designed to inspire hope, love, unity, and brotherhood. The event was sponsored by Francis in the Schools, the program founded by Murshida Carol Weyland Conner. The children were from some of the most disadvantaged neighborhoods in the Bay Area. The volunteers were from California and places as distant as Washington, D.C., and Hawaii. The friar, Alessandro Brustenghi, was from Assisi, Italy, where he’d spent a quiet life as a Franciscan monk until his gift for song thrust him into the international spotlight. In this uplifting film, we join the children for a concert by the friar in the stunning Cathedral of Christ the Light, then walk with them to an Umbrian Renaissance Faire by the shores of Lake Merritt, where they are treated to games, gifts, face painting, flower arranging and, as one child described it, “everything beautiful.” It was a day when “the air was filled with happiness”, a day when nearly 2,000 people of different races, religions, and ages shared Francis’s timeless principles of compassion and selfless giving, and perhaps his favorite principle of all – joy.

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        • Adam the Bawdy Juggler at Escondido Faire 2/24/2010

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          Shot on the Canon SD1100IS. Sorry about the wind noise however the wind noise comes and goes.

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          • Faire Home Farewell

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            The Last Comedia on Lookout Mountain Avenue - On January 29, 2013, Kevin Patterson invited a small group of close friends to his family's former residence in Laurel Canyon. They bid farewell to the birthplace of both the Renaissance Pleasure Faire and the Great Dickens Christmas Fair with food, drink, pictures and stories and a final performance.

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            • how to pray in islam:comment faire la priere en islam

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              how to pray in islam:comment faire la priere en islam

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              • CMSV Winter Renaissance Festival

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                Enjoy the sights and sounds of the winter Renaissance Festival at the College of Mount Saint Vincent in Riverdale, NY in 1997. Featuring the CMSV Players, students, faculty, and the Newcastle Infantrie Lite-Reenactment Company, a 16th century Bohemian Mercenary Company-of-Shotte

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                • At the Maker Faire

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                  A video retrospective of Maker Faire 2011 in San Francisco, California, as experienced by theresa and myself.

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                  • Maker Faire 2011

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                    A very rough video of Toronto Maker Faire 2011. Only a hanndful of the vendors as my phone died halfway through the event! Toronto Mini Maker Faire is the ultimate celebration of making, crafting, DIY-ing, tinkering, hacking and sharing. It’s a weekend where makers of all kinds will show off their projects and hold how-to workshops, with hands-on activities for all ages. Exhibits on display will include robots, laser cutting, letterpress printing, a 3D print gallery and kinetic sculptures. For more info: http://makerfairetoronto.ca/

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                    • Faire une sauce bolognaise

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                      Le web magazine # ( dièse ) vous propose ce mois-ci en recette culinaire la sauce bolognaise à faire pour 8 personnes ou 4 en deux repas. N'oubliez pas d'aller voir les autres rubriques sur notre site !

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