Did you know...

Karolina Tima Szabo and Paul Soos

Did you know...

Cardinal Mindszenty

… that the Dereszla Winery 2009 ötputtonyos aszú wine is on the top 100 list of the  Wine Enthusiast’s 2017 list?  This is the third time the winery is on the top 100 list.  But not only the Dereszla Winery, but the Tokaj Mountain wineries as a whole have been recognized...

…that the statue honoring József Cardinal Mindszenty was finally erected in Budapest on November 6th, 2017?  Originally planned for two figures (see MNO May 2015), the memorial was to include Padre Pio.  Because of a shortage of funds, however, sculptor Semjén Zsolt’s work could only display Cardinal Mindszenty.  Blessed by Péter Cardinal ErdÅ‘, Archbishop of Esztergom-Budapest, the statue was erected near one of the many prisons that confined Cardinal Mindszenty, and where, it is said, he was visited by Padre Pio through bilocation. 

...that the Foreign Service Institute (FSI) has created five categories  to show the approximate time you, as an English-speaker, need to learn a specific language.  Cat I is the easiest and Cat V the most difficult; Hungarian is Cat IV.  Category IV means it would take 44 weeks (1100 hours) of concentrated study to reach General Professional Proficiency in Speaking (S3) and Reading (R3).  Hang in there!

… that Bede Réka, a very talented little girl from Csongrád won, for the second time, the Fit-Kid European Championship in Dublin?  In her Hungarian motif-decorated outfit, she performed her routine to the Monti Csárdás, and included gymnastics, floor exercise, acrobatics, and dance. 

Our congratulations to Réka!

Her routine can be viewed on https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vdIEgQeLdOo