Quotation for Saturday 27th June 2020 - Care Community

Care Community

5,471 members โ€ข 2,123 posts

Quotation for Saturday 27th June 2020

Callendersgal profile image
โ€ข11 Replies

Hi everyone,

Today's is the shortest quotation I've used so far. It's not even really a quotation I suppose. It's one of the first bits of Italian I ever learned, when I was a British Red Cross cadet aged about 11 (cough, cough, cough) years ago!

We were learning about the origins of the International Red Cross and how it had been founded by Jean Henri Dunant who had helped the wounded and dying at the Battle of Solferino in 1859. Having offered his help he saw female medical assistants helping the wounded on opposing sides of the battle, and they were using this phrase as justification for their actions.

He later went on to found the world famous organisation of the International Red Cross and as its motto chose that phrase which is:

"Tutti fratelli", or, "All are brothers."

Nothing much changes, and such idealism will never be completely adopted in this competitive world, but what a wonderful ideal, and I've carried that phrase with me all these years and tried never to forget its message.

And to demonstrate how good it is to embrace brotherhood, I've chosen to share a video with you today. It's "The Lord Bless You and Keep You" by John Rutter sung by the Virtual Choir, Batavia Madrigal Singers of Indonesia during the pandemic.

Remember to click on the white title, not the central button or the video may not play!


Hope you all have a really good Saturday. ๐Ÿ’–

11 Replies

lovely way to start the day..I used tosing in the choir at the Hospice before I moved here and we sang several John Rutter songs. they aae a treat to sing

Callendersgal profile image
CallendersgalAdministrator in reply to FredaE

Hi FredaE, I only found this on YouTube last night as I love John Rutter's work and was looking for a recording of this to soothe me before bed. This one was lovely and just seemed to fit really well with my quote for today. I'm glad you enjoyed it, and I'm sure it was wonderful to be a part of the hospice choir. ๐Ÿ™

sassy59 profile image

Lovely quote Callendersgal and such beautiful singing too. A great start to the day. Thank you.

Enjoy your day today. Much cooler and wetter here. Xxx๐Ÿฅฐ๐ŸŒˆ

Callendersgal profile image
CallendersgalAdministrator in reply to sassy59

Thanks sassy59. Same here, much to my relief! My only hope is that it won't spoil anyone's weekend plans if they were planning meet-ups outside. Mind you, it might help curtail some of the excess revelling that's been going on! ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ™ Hope you have a lovely weekend. Any plans yourself? xxx๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ”†

sassy59 profile image
sassy59Ambassador in reply to Callendersgal

We have no plans for the weekend Callendersgal but may go for a drive tomorrow. Enjoyed the bbq with family yesterday. It was nice not to have to cook.

Hope youโ€™re doing something nice this weekend. Take your brolly with you if youโ€™re going out. Lol.

Have fun.........xxxx๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ˜ƒ

Thank you for this. Very apt and inspiring. Wishing you and everyone on this site a good weekend.

Callendersgal profile image

You too Hellebelle and I'm glad you enjoyed that. ๐Ÿ™

How beautiful , thank you x

Callendersgal profile image
CallendersgalAdministrator in reply to Daisy55

๐Ÿ™Thank you too Daisy55

Thank you so much, a lovely write up and as for the tune, it was beautiful. I have also been part of the Red Cross since 1976, including running a cadet group as they were called in the earlier days.

Have a good day. God bless you

Kathleen ๐ŸŽถโค๏ธ

Callendersgal profile image
CallendersgalAdministrator in reply to Katie019

And you too Kathleen! ๐Ÿ™๐ŸŒˆ

You may also like...