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All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn't hurt, opined cartoonist Charles M. Schultz. Americans spend major bucks to show their love on Valentine’s Day including $2 billion on candy and purchasing approximately 145 million greeting cards and 224 million red roses. Consumers spend a whopping $18.6 billion in anticipation of Valentine's Day. The flower industry, American Greetings Cards, and Hershey’s are huge proponents of V-Day, but where did this all begin and what continues to fuel it? We’ll uncover some history and share some surprising statistics. The roots of V-Day go back to Roman times, but the first mention of St. Valentine’s Day as a romantic holiday appeared in 1382. In the medieval period came a new focus on illicit but chaste courtly love, and it is here that we see some of the familiar icons like Cupid appearing. By the 1840s, V-Day as a holiday to celebrate romantic love had taken over most of the English-speaking world. The prudish Victorians adored the notion of courtly love and showered each other with elaborate cards and gifts. Enter Richard Cadbury, a British chocolate manufacturer who began to produce eating chocolate and the rest is history. Richard recognized a great marketing opportunity for the chocolates and started selling them in beautifully decorated boxes that he designed. Starting to sound familiar, right? Life Coach Jenn A Nocera and I will share more details on the origin and history of V-Day. After the show, please check After Hours at Jersey Coastal Live for more info.
Today is December 26th, the day after Christmas, also known as St. Stephen's Day or the Feast of Stephen. Sometimes referred to as Boxin Day, as well, in places like England.
The devotion today is about Stephen. We'll close with a prayer.
Enyoy your Christmas weekend everyone!
Common Council member Judd Krasher talks about funding of the St. Patricks Day Parade
The Regina Academy at St. John the Baptist is a Roman Catholic Elementary School, whose purpose is to help children to:
Know, love and serve God in this world and to be happy with Him in heaven.
Become the persons God created them to be, by growing “in wisdom and age and grace before God and man.” (Luke 2:52)
Learn the eternal truths of the Catholic Faith in communion with our Pope and Bishops.
Develop the spiritual, moral and intellectual foundations needed to stand up to cultural pressures and transform society.
Form their characters into future leaders who will be “the light of the world” and “the salt of the earth.” (Matthew 5:13-14)
Every Saturday Morning, Imam Yusuf Ramadan, host the radio program A NEW DAY FOR AL ISLAM IN AMERICA on WPAT 930 on the AM dial in New York City.
Just added special guest Mecole Hardman to the join us on the show!
Recap Georgia's Junior Day and the bevy of offers that have gone out over the past few days.
Talk about the UGA-Ole Miss game that will be on SEC Network during the 2nd hour of the show, huge game for the Dawgs!
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Rebroadcast of the long running radio program, "The Ave Maria Hour", a presentation of the Franciscan Friars of the Atonement. www.AtonementFriars.org
St. Odillia -- About the year 300, Saint Odilia and ten other virgins set out from England on a pilgrimage to the East. By accident or plan the ship in which they sailed went up the Rhine. They were captured by some soldiers and taken to Cologne. There the young women were killed in defense of their Christian faith and their purity. St. Odilia's future role as the Patroness of the Order of the Holy Cross is pictured by the Crosier standard and her motto, "I have chosen the cross."
Today, I welcome a warrior to my radio show. He is a fighter to find peace for himself and his family relative to the murder of his father. He is a strong willed survivor who has the wherewithall to withstand a long fight to find justice. A former military man, Paul was always searching to seek out the truth about Ronald Scharff's untimely death. Through the help of Holly Hager and Frank Cullotta, he was able to discover the details surrounding that unforgettable evening. We will discuss his diary of description and deception by McHenry men, his life after the book and also what awaits him in the future. A must attend event I say.
I'm Life Coach, Author and Entrepreneur Kellie Fitzgerald. My passion in life is helping people find their own passions, and I do this by helping them discover those little seeds of greatness we all have deep inside ourselves. It is those seeds of greatness that enable us to become the very best version of ourselves we can become.
Visit my website http://www.whenontheroadtoenlightenment.com for more information about me and the services I offer.
My guest in this episode is the amazing Deborah St Hilaire. Deborah is one of the co-authors of the upcoming compilation "Empowered Women of Social Media, Finding Global Unity in Social Communities" and is truly an inspiring motivating business woman in her own right. Deborah is the founder http://www.W4Divas.com and is a Life Coach.
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