St. William


A little bit about St. William for those who are interested.

William of Vercelli, Saint 1085-1142. founder, born in Vercelli Italy he was brought up as an orphan became a hermit on Monte Vergine, Italy after a pilgrimage to Compostella and attracted so many followers that a monastery was buillt. By 1119 his followers were united in the Benedictine congregation, the Hermits of Monte Vergine (Williamites) which he headed. The austerity of his rule led to dissension among his monks to restore peace he left and was taken under the protection of Roger I of Naples who built a monastery for him in Salerno. He founded monasteries through out Naples, and died at the Guglielmo monastery near Nusco Italy. He is also called William of Monte Vergine. Feast day June 25.   (From

2011 in review

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2011 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

The concert hall at the Syndey Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 8,600 times in 2011. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 3 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.

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Updates for Landmarks

I’m slowly getting pictures of the landmarks put on the site.  I just added a link to the St. Lawrence and St. William pages that are pictures associated with Google maps.  Also, I posted a picture on the Lanham’s Grocery page that show when the store was on the other side of the street.  I’ll be adding other landmarks and associated pictures (old and new) in the next week.  I’ll update you as they become available.  Stay tuned!!