Photo Friday: François Fénelon

Fenelon

[Statue of François Fénelon (d. 1715) in Versailles, France. Nikon D40. May, 2013.]

This Photo Friday we’re sharing this photo of François Fénelon, a controversial French Roman Catholic archbishop and author. I was introduced to Fenelon via his excellent book on spiritual devotion, The Seeking Heart. I was surprised when I saw his statue in Versailles and had to snap this photo.

I’m not very familiar with Fenelon’s story and the controversies surrounding him, but I have to say that I fully support this quote attributed to him by goodreads.

All wars are civil wars because all men are brothers… Each one owes infinitely more to the human race than to the particular country in which he was born.

How much war and crime would cease, if all people, from every nation, truly believed that?

Photo Friday: Hetrick Girls at Versailles

Hetrick girls in Versailles

[Hetrick Girls at Versailles. Haley, Heidi, Dawn (L to R). Nikon D40, May, 2013.]

This Photo Friday pic was taken just outside the Hall of Mirrors in Versailles during our visit with Haley. I’m posting this photo in honor of her homecoming this Sunday, after a year of working as an au pair (nanny) in Saint Denis, France. We’re very proud of her accomplishments–planning this adventure on her own, becoming fluent in French, and investing her life and love in Lou and Nino, who, I’m sure, will never forget her.

Nino & Lou

[Nino (left) and Lou (right) watching their dad’s fire truck. Nikon D40, May, 2013.]

The Bouquet Famiy

[The Bouquet Family in Saint Denis, France. God bless them. Nikon D40, May, 2013.]