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Vol/Num: 2018-020
Jan 5, 2019

“Significato” is the Italian word for “meaning” or “value”, as in “the meaning of life”. The Significato Newsletter displays links to new items published in our online Significato Journal. It is emailed for free to subscribers. To view an item in full, click on one of the links below.

From the Editors:
Dear Friends,

We began to gather holiday content at the beginning of December - including Bill Federer's research on St. Nicholas, and a link to Circle Sanctuary's article on the Winter Solstice. We also got an up-close and personal photo of Michelangelo's incomparable statue, the Pieta, which commemorates the death of Christ, rather than his birth, but we thought it fitting to feature his presence in this issue.

There are two submissions by Peter - a video, and another sample of "Divine Writing Selections."

We're also very happy to provide a short quote and link to Brain Pickings, Maria Popova's incredibly well-researched blog about what is truly meaningful on earth. She is a champion of gleaning the fields of inspiration and gathering them all into one place.

We say farewell to a year which brought both blessings and sorrows to our human family, and we bid hello to 2019, welcoming it here with the hope that our awareness of our common connection can deepen. We pray for the enlightenment of all humanity, for the burden on our beloved planet to be lessened, and for human rights and freedom to be protected, honored and enlarged all over the globe. ~ Peter & Kimmy Sophia

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2019 New Year's Day Divine Writing Message:
Open all of your senses to my continuous embrace of love.
by Peter Falkenberg Brown
Jan 5, 2019
I received the following message from God, in prayer on January 1, 2019, New Year's Day, during a Divine Writing Communion session. more

Cold Day
~ 2003 ~
by Kimmy Sophia Brown
Dec 30, 2018
The tips of trees on a pale winter sky
are like broken capillaries on a sad old face, they
feather out against smudgy clouds
on a black hill more

Video: A World of Sacred, Eternal Human Beings
~ YouTube Video
by Peter Falkenberg Brown
Dec 30, 2018
How can peace come to the world? How can humans grow beyond an endless cycle of violence, hatred, and tragedy? What can each of us do to become individuals that foster peace wherever we go? more

The Universe as an Infinite Storm of Beauty
~ An essay by Maria Popova of "Brain Pickings", about John Muir, and our connection to all things in the universe. ~
Dec 30, 2018
“I… a universe of atoms… an atom in the universe,” the Nobel-winning physicist Richard Feynman wrote in his lovely prose poem about evolution... more

Dinner for One
~ Same procedure as last year? ~
Dec 30, 2018
A 1963 British skit becomes a New Year's Eve television tradition in Germany, Sweden and other places .... more

Winter Solstice
~ Here is a link that shares the meaning of the Winter Solstice ~
Dec 7, 2018
The shortest day of the year has been a time of reflection and celebration throughout human history. Please visit this link to learn about some of the traditions... more

Saint Nicholas
~ A timeline of the genesis of the Saint Nicholas story, traditions and history linked from American Minute by Bill Federer ~
Dec 7, 2018
Follow the link for historian Bill Federer's highlights of the facts and myths behind the person St Nicholas... more

Seeing this exquisite work of absolute beauty in St. Peter's Basilica was a highlight of my trip to Rome - and, traveling off-season that I could get up as close as possible was a huge bonus. It is deserving of its fame as the most famous and awesome statue in the world: the expression on Mary's face, the perfection of every muscle, vein, and nerve ... Michelangelo was only twenty-four when he carved his masterpiece - out of one block of marble. It was his only work that he signed (which he later regretted doing!)  Since 1972, it is housed behind bullet-proof glass due to a brutal attack in 1964 which took ten years to restore. (Photo and remarks by Maureen Spagnolo)
Dec 7, 2018


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