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Pope Francis Family

In celebration of World Meeting of Families 2015 and Pope Francis’ visit to Philadelphia Falvey Memorial Library invites you to celebrate your family by sharing a family photo. There are two ways to participate. 1.) Bring in a copy of your favorite family photo and hang it on the library display window. 2.) Post your family photo on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram with the hashtag #falveyfamily and we’ll hang it for you. Please note, submission of a photo implies your permission to use images on library social media accounts, displays, and publications. Provide copies and not originals as photos displayed will not be returned.




If you would like the opportunity to take home the large sign of our Pope Francis display as a commemorative souvenir of the 2015 World Meeting of Families, please fill out a ticket with your name and contact email (available near the display). For a second entry, enter a family photo to be included in our display. (For remote participants, hashtag your photo #falveyfamily.) The random drawing will be held in November, when the display is dismantled.

Did you know—

“Rift/Fault – Landscape Photographs of the North American Continental Plate,” a unique exhibit by Marion Belanger, will be featured at Haverford College tomorrow.
rift-fault - landscape photographsHaverford’s Department of Fine Arts is hosting this exhibit, which will be available from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Friday, Sept. 25, 2015.

The Fine Arts Center at Haverford College (building #39 on the campus map) is a 3-mile drive or bus ride from Villanova’s campus.


In case you’re struggling with the proper etiquette to be used when greeting Pope Francis, especially if he happens to jump out of the Pope-mobile in Philadelphia this week, we found the Catholic Education Resource Center (CERC) a wealth of helpful information. Some of their advice is cited below. Although Mrs. Price (Emily) Post’s book, Etiquette: the blue book of social usage, was helpful, it was a tad outdated. In fact, it’s no longer in our collection due to its obsolescence.

“A proper etiquette does exist for how we address our Church leaders.  As a point of courtesy, all Catholics should be familiar with these forms of address.  Even though we may live in an increasingly informal world, such good formalities help to make us respectful of proper authority.

So lets start at the top — the Pope.  A person would greet Pope John Paul II as “Your Holiness,” “Most Holy Father,” or “Holy Father.”  A letter written to him would be addressed, “His Holiness, Pope John Paul II,” with the salutation, “Your Holiness” or “Most Holy Father.””


It is Hispanic Heritage Month – a celebration that recognizes the contributions of Hispanic and Latino Americans to the United States. Technically a month that straddles two, HHM is celebrated each year between September 15 and October 15,and includes the anniversaries of the independence of five Latin American countries.

The term Hispanic or Latino refers to Puerto Rican, South or Central American, or other Spanish cultures or origins regardless of race. According to the 2010 Census, 50.5 million Americans identify themselves as Latino or Hispanic, representing a 3% increase since 2000.

Each day this month we will reproduce one of twenty countries represented on a joint poster project sponsored by the library and the Office of Mission and Ministry. Each poster features QR codes linking to premier resources that the library has for researching Hispanic history, culture or language and more importantly, the names of the specialized subject librarians devoted to aspects of these studies. Contact Susan Ottignon (Romance Languages and Literature,) Jutta Seibert (History and Art History) or Merrill Stein (Geography and Political Science) for further research needs or assistance. Posters designed by library Communication team leader, Joanne Quinn, with the assistance of Ottignon and Stein. The library wishes to thank Christopher Janosik, PhD and the Office of Mission & Ministry for their support of this project.



If you happened to be one of the many Apple users who opted for the 90-day free trial of Apple Music beginning in June on the coattails of iOS 8.4, your trial is just about up – September 30th is the end of the line. If you are digging the experience, just keep doing what you’re doing – you’ll be charged the $10 fee automatically. If you want to bail, you’ll have to cancel the recurring subscription manually.


Yogi Berra died at age 90 this past Tuesday. Berra is a baseball legend, well-known for his time catching for the Yankees – but perhaps even more well-known for his pithy one-liners which, according to his 1998 publication “The Yogi Book: I Didn’t Really Say Everything I Said,” were not actually his at all. Jury’s still out on whether that’s true, and the fact still stands that Berra was witty and quick with a quip. Some of his assigned sayings include “It’s not over ‘til it’s over,” “It’s like deja vu all over again,” and “A nickel ain’t worth a dime anymore.”

“If the world were perfect, it wouldn’t be.” – Yogi Berra


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Last Modified: September 24, 2015

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