Wednesday, October 28, 2009


We few, we happy few, we band of brothers. For he today that sheds his blood with me shall be my brother; be never so vile. This day shall gentle his condition. And gentlemen in England now abed shall think themselves accursed they were not here, and hold their manhoods cheap whiles any speaks that fought with us upon Saint Crispin's day. "

-William Shakespeare
Henry V

October 25 is St. Crispen's Day and is the anniversary of English King Henry V's defeat of a much larger French army at Agincourt in 1415.

The victory against overwhelming odds inspired The Bard to pen this moving speech for his drama. It is a fitting call to arms for any band of "warriors" who have a challenging task that can only be accomplished by teamwork and selflessness.

Well, we band of brothers and sisters, we have a worthy effort in our Learning Centers. If we work as one and confidently apply ourselves to the needs of our Centers, we can overcome anything. Our purpose is great and our results are life-changing.

Saints Crispen and Crispinian were themselves brothers and third century evangelists from Gaul, martyred in Rome in 286AD. They are, among other things, the patron saints of lace makers. You can read more about them here.


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