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The Protective Scapular: legend of a blessed protection

Scapular Fromagerie SistiHere’s an interesting little legend/tradition about the ‘Protective Scapular’.
In order to protect the flocks of sheep and goats, the shepherds used a scapular.
They cut off a tip of a goat’s or ram’s horn, and put a blessed branch of an olive tree inside of it. They could also add a small cross, a piece of coal from Christmas day, or a statue of St Anthony or the Virgin Mary. Afterwards, they closed the horn with a cork, and hung it on to the collar of the leader of the flock.
Source: Fromagerie Sisti ©
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A few words on: The Stuarts of Corsica

Stuart of CorsicaTaking into account that proof of evident ‘homologous chromosome triangulation’, we know that Manuel Stuart had a matrilineal ancestry in Breslau (Silesia, central Europe). The family of the Stuarts of Corsica is directly linked to the Klose family – notably, Karl Ludwig Klose, who wrote a biography concerning Prince Charles Edward Stuart (1845), and also the Corsican leader Pasquale Paoli (1853). In 1740, Ulysse Maximillian Brown was the governor of Breslau.


Source: Stuart of Corsica ©

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Out of season, what can Corsica offer over the autumn ?


Out of season, the island adapts to a slower and more peaceful pace. Autumn appears with bright, sunny and refreshing days – ideal for long strolls by the sea, or through the countryside. Vineyards are quite beautiful, preparing for the harvest and visits are even more enjoyable, with lower temperatures.

Chestnut season invites you to choose from the many varieties of products, without forgetting to indulge in fresh chestnuts and of course the annual fair held in Bocognano (Bucugna) usually in December. 

There is also a selection of fairs/festivals offered during this season, and here I refer to fig, honey, medieval fairs etc., trimmed with film festivals along the way, for those wishing to remain connected.

Outdoor activities include being by the sea, and yet a short distance fr...

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Meaningful advice/words from Pasquale Paoli

storia di Corsica the elderlyShow respect for the grey-haired, give first position to old age and surround this venerable age with tender care. How one day you will not be affected by such respect !

Pasquale Paoli



Source : Storia di Corsica Copyright ©

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Top 10 —> thanks to Corsicans ! – from Topito

An interesting choice from Topito recently caught my attention : Thanks to Corsicans !

1) Coca-Cola : In 1863, Angelo Mariani created a fortifying drink made from wine and Coca leaves. Exported to the US, John Smith Pemberton (pharmacist), sells it under the name of French Wine Coca – then came the prohibition, the wine is replaced by lemon juice and sparkling water and in the process, is renamed ‘Coca-Cola’.

2) Perfume : François Coty created his factory on the eve of WW1, and became No.1 worldwide.

3) The FBI : Created in 1908, by Charles Joseph Bonaparte – Napoléon’s grandnephew !

4) The discovery of America ! Christopher Columbus who discovered it, was supposedly born in Calvi (north of Corsica).

5) Roquefort cheese : Legend says, a Corsican shepherd forgot his bag, a...

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