“I’m honored to be representing Boss Parfums as an Ambassador in their latest perfume campaign. I have for a long time admired Boss for achieving the perfect balance between the classic and the contemporary. This campaign encapsulates the iconic spirit of the brand and reflects my own tastes and attitudes towards a truly unique fragrance.”
May 30th is the feast day of Saint Joan of Arc. It will also be the 584th anniversary of her death. Joan has long been an inspiration to me, and I will be praying a novena to her over the next nine days (yes, I’m also still doing the ongoing Novena to the Holy Spirit in anticipation of Pentecost–can’t pray too much!). There are a great many prayers to Saint Joan, but here is one of the more popular ones, and it is the one that I will be using.
Pray for us, Saint Joan of Arc.
Novena in Honor of Saint Joan of Arc
✞ In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen. ✞
St. Joan of Arc, Filled with compassion, For those who invoke you, Filled with love for those who suffer, Heavily laden with the weight of my troubles, I kneel at your feet and humbly beg you, To take my present need, Under your special protection. (Mention your request here).
Grant to recommend it, To the Blessed Virgin Mary, And lay it before the throne of Jesus. Cease not to intercede for me, Until my request is granted.
Above all, obtain for me, The grace to one day, Meet God face to face, And with you and Mary, And all the angels and saints, Praise Him through all eternity.
O most powerful Saint Joan, Do not let me lose my soul, But obtain for me the grace Of winning my way to heaven, Forever and ever. Amen.
Bourbon Empire: The Past and Future of America’s Whiskey by Reid Mitenbuler.
How bourbon came to be, and why it’s experiencing such a revival today.
Unraveling the many myths and misconceptions surrounding America’s most iconic spirit, Bourbon Empire
traces a history that spans frontier rebellion, Gilded Age corruption,
and the magic of Madison Avenue. Whiskey has profoundly influenced
America’s political, economic, and cultural destiny, just as those same
factors have inspired the evolution and unique flavor of the whiskey
Taking readers behind the curtain of an enchanting—and
sometimes exasperating—industry, the work of writer Reid Mitenbuler
crackles with attitude and commentary about taste, choice, and history.
Few products better embody the United States, or American business, than
A tale of innovation, success, downfall, and resurrection, Bourbon Empire
is an exploration of the spirit in all its unique forms, creating an
indelible portrait of both bourbon and the people who make it.
Oh my god I was dying in wait for the next chapter and I headcanoned SO HARD for andolutely NO REASON. What if, when you kill the body, and the Nation is like, super beyond-pissed off, all those crazy sparks that Italy saw w/ noway form like a constellation? And this sort of incorporeal form that allows the Nation to kick ass at least a little before a new body is frmed (or the old one gets fixed)
I actually kinda had an idea similar to that where instead of creating a human body the nation just goes “ICONIC ANIMAL SPIRIT OF THE NATION TO FUCK UP YOUR DAY” instead 0 30
Check out Theo James posing for Hugo Boss’ BOSS Parfums!
“I’m honored to be representing BOSS Parfums as an ambassador in their latest perfume campaign. I have for a long time admired BOSS for achieving the perfect balance between the classic and the contemporary. This campaign encapsulates the iconic spirit of the brand and reflects my own tastes and attitudes towards a truly unique fragrance,” the 30-year-old Divergent actor said in a statement.
What do you FANDemaniacs think of his new ad campaign? Check out the full image below!