Thursday, October 9, 2008

Sister Alphonsa - now Saint Alphonsa!

Blessed Sister Alphonsa, of Kerala, India
Photos like this are available for download on this saintly woman, at BLESSED ALPHONSA, a website from the Vice Postulator Cause of Blessed Alphonsa, in Kerala, India.

By Jannet Walsh
Please visit this blog posting for a series of web links starting on Saturday, Oct. 11, 2008. The Blessed Sister Alphonsa, of Kerala, India, a mystic, is soon to be named a saint on Oct. 12, 2008 at the Vatican. Find out about a woman that lived in obscurity, but followed in the path of the saints.

New saint's Florida connections - Click to view stories, photos and multimedia

1. Priest heads to Vatican for relative's Canonization Written by Anthony Violanti, Photos by Jannet Walsh, Star-Banner,

2. Multimedia,"The Saint in The Family" Photos and audio by Jannet Walsh, Produced by Ed Foster Jr., for The Florida Catholic

3. Written story "The Saint in The Family" by Jannet Walsh, for The Florida Catholic

4. "BLOOD OF A SAINT - Priest draws inspiration from saintly relative" Written by Anthony Violanti, Photos and video by Jannet Walsh, Star-Banner,

5. "Saintly Bloodlines of Saint Alphonsa", video by Jannet Walsh, narration by by Anthony Violanti, Star-Banner, View video from Saint Alphonsa blog.

By Jannet Walsh

6. "You should be a saint!" Find out what the Holy Father said to a seminarian, a relative of Saint Alphonsa, after the Oct. 12, 2008 canonization Mass at the Vatican. Learn more details about the holy event! Photos provided by Father George Maniangattu and Brother Jino John Muttathupadathu.

By Jannet Walsh

7. "Priest takes ministry on the road" Written by Anthony Violanti, Photo and video by Jannet Walsh, Star-Banner,

Reports from the Vatican and World

Read the Papal Homily at Canonization "The Ministry of Reconciliation Is a Ministry That Is Relevant" from

Report from Catholic News Agency

Associated Press Photo gallery from Vatican City

Associated Press story, "Pope creates 4 new saints, including Indian"

Details of the Oct. 12, 2008 canonization reported by the media of India.

Read the International Herald Tribune's canonization story

St. Alphonsa: The Life And Message of the Saint From India

Indian Cardinal taken ill at canonization

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Ocala to Oslo - Photo by Jannet Walsh

Photo by Jannet Walsh, Star-Banner,, Jan. 26, 2008

My photo above from the horrible crash in Ocala, Florida in early 2008 went around the world. Five young men lost their lives in a car crash at an airstrip John Travolta and others use. Click here to see how a daily newspaper used this photo in Oslo, Norway.

View below the video I did with reporter Austin Milller, on the crash. There has been 183,623 views as of Sept. 28, 2008. Click here to see current video view totals.

View additional information on the story here.

Saturday, September 27, 2008

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Got icon?

By Jannet Walsh
The soon-to-be saint on Oct. 12, 2008, the Blessed Alphonsa of Kerala, India, has an icon already out! You can find this and learn more about the woman that wanted to take up the suffering of others. If you click on the image you will get a closer look at the icon.

Click here to learn more.

Truth, faith and more by Jannet Walsh

Here are two interviews done via Skye with writer Antoinette Bosco, March 11, 2008.

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Window views

Photos by Jannet Walsh
Here is the photo I took of Diocese of Orlando Bishop Thomas Wenski at Our Lady of the Springs Parish, Ocala, in Florida, on Aug. 31, 2006. It was the funeral Mass for the father of the Rev. Ronald E. Oser, parochial vicar at the time I made this photograph.

In 2005, I made a similar photo of the Rev. Marek Pytko, a visiting priest from Lubin, Poland and Professor of social communication and journalism, Catholic University of Lublin, Poland. This is the same college the late Pope John Paul II taught at earlier in his career.

Click hear to listen to the Litany of the Saints in Latin.

Click here to listen to the Litany of the Saints in English

I will have to see if I can make another photo at this same location!

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Jannet is a winner, again!

By Jannet Walsh

I just found out today I won two awards from the Florida Press Club Excellence in Journalism Contest 2008 Class B. The two awards include First Place Pictorial and Third Place General News Photography. I am not sure which photos won at this time, but believe the above photo was my pictorial entry.

My email:

You can find my resume by clicking here.

You can also "meet me" here in this video I photographed at one of my favorite places - St. Augustine, Florida.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Map it!

By Jannet Walsh

If you want to put a map on you blog or website or send directions, go to Google maps and click on the link on the right side. You will find the web link or the embedding information for blog or web.

View Larger Map

Audio Test

By Jannet Walsh
If you are interested in uploading your original audio recording to your blog, then go to SplashCast and sign up for a free account. There are also other third party locations to upload to blog.

You can also view the audio posting here full screen.

Monday, September 15, 2008

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Saturday, August 2, 2008

La Tuna from 13th Century Europe with love

By Jannet Walsh

Learn more about La Tuna Trinidad, from Ocala, Florida explained during a recent concert to nursing home.

Wednesday, July 23, 2008


Serenade La Tuna Trinidad

Serenade La Tuna Trinidad

Ocala, Florida USA
June 7, 2008

Father Michael O’Keeffe

40th Anniversary
Blessed Trinity Catholic Church
Ocala, Florida USA

Music by La Tuna Trinidad

Produced by
Jannet Walsh

Photography by
Adriana Rosas
Jannet Walsh

The Villages Precision Golf Cart Drill Team by Jannet Walsh

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Oslo, Norway – Dagbladet and more

By Jannet Walsh

January 26, 2008 I got out of bed early to take photos at a tragic accident. The photos and video, photographed with Austin Miller, were published around the world.

Ocala, Florida

Oslo, Norway

Memphis, Tennessee

Orlando, Florida

Helpful Hardware Man

By Jannet Walsh

I had the chance to meet and photograph Lou Manfredini, of Chicago, the Helpful Hardware Man on TV, helping out at the Dunnellon Little League Fields, in Dunnellon, Florida. I invited him to do repairs at my house, but was too busy with the ball fields!

Saturday, July 12, 2008

Rain day for jumping

Photo by Jannet Walsh

Staff Sergeant Dennis Geyer, right, a flight engineer with the Florida Army National Guard, stands near the open aft or rear door of a CH-47 Chinook helicopter. Lieutenant Colonel Ron Tittle, seated left, photographed from the rear of the helicopter of the sod farm.

The exercises were postponed due to the rain for the Florida National Guard’s Company A., 3rd Battalion, 20th Special Forces Group, based in Ocala. Airborne exercises for soldiers were scheduled to include parachute jumping from a CH-47 Chinook helicopter at the Jones Turf Grass Farm, on Highway 315, Fort McCoy. According to Lieutenant Colonel Ron Tittle, Director of Public Affairs with the Florida Army/Air National Guard, the exercise will be rescheduled in the near future for soldiers, Saturday afternoon, July 12, 2008, Fort McCoy, Florida. See more photos from Fort McCoy.

Friday, July 4, 2008

Thursday, July 3, 2008

Corpus Christi Procession

Liberty Celebration Ocala, Florida

By Jannet Walsh

Listen to local citizens talk about their liberties in the United States. Norman Lee, Belleview, Florida and The Boondock Saints play on the Downtown Square.

Monday, June 30, 2008


Sunday, June 29, 2008

Going Home

Danza Azteca

Mother seeks mercy

Gerry Gramer - Pianist

Horse Jumping

Healing by Faith

Out of Africa


Swine Symphony

Dance Festival

Physical Education

North Marion High School Graduation

Videos – Jannet Walsh

Teaching Philosophy

Jannet Walsh


PowerPoint Presentation - Jannet Walsh

Uploaded on authorSTREAM by jannetwalsh

Master of Arts in photography - Ohio University, Athens, Ohio.
Graduation Nov. 23, 1994.
My thesis project from Ohio University, a photojournalist's documentation of Native American in Nebraska, 1990-94, was presented to US school children at Department of Defense School AFCENT International School, in the Brunssum, the Netherlands and Geilenkirchen NATO Air Base, Germany, 1994-97.

Bachelor of Science - mass communication with advertising emphasis. Minor in marketing and general business. Saint Cloud State University, Saint Cloud, Minn. Graduation Nov. 21, 1986.

Litchfield High School
, Litchfield, Minn. Graduation May 1982.

Teaching Philosophy
In the job of teaching, learning is essential for the subject matter at hand and preparation for life. I want to encourage students to have a curiosity or thirst for knowledge of the arts, foreign languages and diverse cultures. It is essential for a student to explore their campus, local city or region and the world. Technology can both hinder and advance social skills and communication skills, but I would encourage students to embrace the current trends so they might involved in the conversation of humanity.

Communicating now involves more than just basic words, but photos, videos, audio, web blogs and cyber cafés on the Internet. I want my students to have no fear to express their thoughts, ideas and opinions.

My classroom would have direct involvement of the students by encouraging them to learn to receive and give reviews of other student’s work or projects in order to develop communication skills.

Above all, I want to encourage my students to understand basic ethics, such as plagiarism is not tolerated in the classroom or the work setting. Giving credit to your sources and honesty is imperative and compulsory. Removing layers of prejudges of race, religion and ethnic groups will foster respect of students from different backgrounds. The classroom is just a springboard in the world. I want all the students I encounter to at least achieve or exceed their goals in order to contribute to society to their full potential.

Saturday, June 28, 2008

Meet Jannet Walsh

By Jannet Walsh

Here is a video, in English and Spanish, I photographed, produced and edited in the historic city of St. Augustine, Fla, founded in 1565. I just pushed record and walked in front of my video camera mounted on a tripod.

The music you hear in the background is really me playing my flute in my living room and edited in Audacity. A special microphone for my flute was attached and I recorded the music with a digital recorder. I then simply copied and pasted the music "O Son Do Ar" or "Sound of Air" to create the round style of this Galician folk song. Galicia is a region in Spain where the culture of the Celtic, people from Ireland and Scotland, combine their cultures. Please take a look at my work history along with video samples and links to my work.

Photo by Jannet Walsh from "Muslims in Marion" project from 2006

Jannet Walsh
Online video of introduction in English and Spanish
Collection of work: Jannet Walsh


Master of Arts in photography - Ohio University, Athens, Ohio.
Graduation Nov. 23, 1994.
My thesis project from Ohio University, a photojournalist's documentation of Native American in Nebraska, 1990-94, was presented several times to US school children at Department of Defense School AFCENT International School, in the Brunssum, the Netherlands and Geilenkirchen NATO Air Base, Germany, 1994-97.

Bachelor of Science - mass communication with advertising emphasis. Minor in marketing and general business. Saint Cloud State University, Saint Cloud, Minn. Graduation Nov. 21, 1986.

Litchfield High School
, Litchfield, Minn. Graduation May 1982.


Staff photographer: Star-Banner, New York Times Regional Media
Group, Ocala, Fla. General assignment photojournalist, including video production. Jan. 1998 to present.

Freelance photographer and writer: The Florida Catholic, 2005 to present.

Freelance photographer: Limburgs Dagblad, Herleen, the Netherlands, a daily Dutch language newspaper; NATO portrait contract, Geilenkirchen NATO Air Base, Germany and other Dutch language publications. Established Dutch registered photo agency JWK Foto. Former member of Dutch Association of Photojournalists. 1995 to 1997.

Paris Crash site 1997 recalled, above, and written story

Staff photographer: Omaha World-Herald, Omaha, Neb. General assignment photojournalist. Served brief time on photo assignment desk. March 1990 to October 1994.

Photo internship: The Flint Journal, Flint, Mich. Fall 1989.

Photo internship: The Milwaukee Journal and Milwaukee Sentinel,
Milwaukee, Wis. Summer 1989.

Graduate teaching assistant: Macintosh Computer teaching assistant,
Ohio University. Spring 1989.

Staff photographer: Beatrice Daily Sun, Beatrice, Neb. May 1987 to
August 1988.
Photo internship: Monticello Times, Monticello, Minn. Summer 1986.

Photo editor: Chronicle, St. Cloud State University newspaper. Spring
1986. Staff photographer Fall 1985, winter 1985 and spring 1986.


Dutch: conversational level.
Spanish: limited conversational usage.

Florida Society of Newspaper Editors 2008 Competition, Third Place Online Slideshow, Division C, “Sgt. Crow Remembered.”

Online Spiritual Studies Certificate Program, 2 year program, from St. Thomas University, Miami, Florida. Fall 2006 to Spring 2008.

Florida Press Club Excellence in Journalism Contest 2007, Third Place for photo essay and Third Place for portrait/personality.

Instructor and volunteer in photojournalism at University of Florida Summer Journalism Visitation Program, 2006, 2007 and 2008.

Nominated for Chairman’s Award October 2006, “Muslims in Marion” multimedia project, New York Times Regional Media Group.

Florida Press Club Excellence in Journalism Contest 2006, Third Place for photo Illustration, Class B, for food illustration.

The Stan Kalish Picture Editing Workshop,
Ball State University, Muncie, Ind., June 4 - June 9, 2004.

Star-Banner Journalist of the Month
October 2001 and December 2003.

1991 Second runner-up Nebraska Photographer of the Year
1990 Runner-up Nebraska News Photographer of the Year

The Eddie Adams Workshop, Fall 1989. Jeffersonville, New York.

College Photographer of the Year Contest 1989,
National Press Photographers Association First Place Portrait

Nebraska News Photographers Association Contest 1988 (Division II,
15,000 circulation or less) First Place News, First Place Portrait, Second
Place feature, Third Place Feature and Third Place Portrait. Nebraska Press Association Contest 1988 Third Place Feature

Nebraska Associated Press Contest 1987 Second Place Feature


Member of La Tuna Trinidad, Ocala, Fla., a Spanish language medieval genre band - sing in Spanish and play flute. Sept. 2007 to present.


By Jannet Walsh

Saturday, June 21, 2008

2008 Summer Journalism

June 21, 2008
Video on Green Transportation was photographed, written and produced by the Yellow Team at the 2008 Summer Journalism Visitation at the University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida. Learn more about this program.

Yellow Team Leaders
David Hackett and Jannet Walsh

Yellow Team Members

Rachel Williams
Maura Corley
Ashley Stephenson
Leila Milgrim
Venessa Arellano
Tyler Drescher
Sade Gordon
Zack Mayo
Sam Driks
Priscilla Navarro
Bruna Bouhid
Russell Blossom
Marla Collins
Deaglan Collins
Jessica Montgomery
Shaquila Johnson

“Los Alamos Traffic”
Artist: Flopsy

Monday, June 9, 2008


Photos by Jannet Walsh


By Jannet Walsh

Saturday, June 7, 2008

Rev. Michael O’Keeffe

Produced by Jannet Walsh

Friday, May 23, 2008


Thursday, May 22, 2008


By Jannet Walsh

Wednesday, May 21, 2008


By Jannet Walsh

Saturday, April 26, 2008


Photo by Jannet Walsh

My laptop computer has a small built-in camera that also me to take photos with special program called Photo Booth, available on the MacPro version. I have to say, it is great fun!

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Spirituality Studies

My Spirituality

By Jannet Walsh, Ocala, Florida
Jan. 5, 2008
Spirituality is the path I take every moment I fill my lungs with air.
It is a food of angels I consume to make heaven and earth connect.
It is a prayer that transports me beyond my earthly body in order to receive healings and to serve others.
The path is not walked alone, but in union of souls seeking a pure light.
The path of spirituality does not stop after we depart our bodies and go home to Our Father in heaven.

Mi Espiritualidad

Por Jannet Walsh, Ocala, Florida
La espiritualidad es la trayectoria con la que en cada momento lleno mis pulmones de aire.
Es un alimento de ángeles que consumo para hacer que el cielo y la tierra se conecten.
Es la oracion que me transporta más allá de mi cuerpo terrenal para recibir sanación y servir a otros.
El camino no se hace solo, debe ser la unión de las almas que buscan una luz pura.
El camino de la espiritualidad no para; hasta después que salimos de nuestros cuerpos y vamos a la casa de nuestro Padre en cielo.

Monday, April 14, 2008


Wednesday, March 26, 2008

“He and I”

Photo and story by Jannet Walsh, Ocala, Florida
If you are in need of a beauty spa, then you need the book “He and I” for a divine transformation!

The Rev. Marek Pytko, a visiting Roman Catholic priest from Lubin, Poland, in 2006, could be heard spreading the buzz about the book “He and I” by Gabrielle Bossis while members of my parish, Our Lady of Springs Catholic Church, in Ocala, while sipping on coffee and eating donuts after Mass. People were coming up to me telling me to read a book by Bossis for weeks!

Shortly after I started reading “He and I” many people would comment about my appearance and noted how great I looked or had changed and wanted to know the name of boyfriend! When people are sending you non-verbal messages during Mass by pointing to their hair to compliment me, I know there is something special working for me and must share my beauty secrets. I respond to my friends after Mass there was no boyfriend and the only thing that was different was a book I was ready called “He and I” and they needed to read it.

I gave my friends my version of a quote from Bossis’ book from the voice of Christ speaking to her. I now tell my friends, “We are like a walking monstrance.” Here is the real quote, “I am the Host. You are the monstrance. The golden rays are the blessing I give through you,” from page 34.

This thinking is so simple; yet mystical at the same time as it by faith that Catholic Christians believe we are consuming the real presence of Christ, the body and blood of Christ, during communion. It might just be a smile that you give to someone that can transformation their day, week or even life!

Bossis was a wealthy French actress that lived from 1874 to 1950, and wrote what she heard was an interior voice she believed could only be Christ speaking to her. A Franciscan priest knew of her spiritual life and tried to encourage her to a life in a convent, but she resisted to a worldly life. Bossis did not start hearing and her voice from Christ until she was age 62. This is a good example that Christ can call us into action at His time in order to be in service others.

We can help change our surroundings with such easy actions, no special training required, just a smile or look in a special way to help someone is a beautiful gift to give. “Take careful note of what I’m saying: It is not only by words that one can do good. A look can go strait to the soul and touch it,” from page 36.

I suggest you keep this book in your car or by your bedside as you can read a quote or more each day or in a moment that you are struggling with you are busy living your life and need a shot of divine energy. The source of this book will last longer than a strong coffee or espresso!

“I take all sufferings little and big, and place them in the treasury of the Church – the treasury used for the making of saints. . . . Remember that you offered Me everything and that I’ve kept everything,” from page 363. This quote will help you deal with your challenging day and find pleasure you are building the Church in your simple offerings.

“Be not afraid,” one of the more famous quotes of the late Pope John Paul II, the book has the mark or approval, called an imprimatur, meaning the book has been declared free from error in matters of the Roman Catholic Church. You can find this marking usually in the opening pages such as “He and I”, dated 1969.

The curious friends that wanted to know the name of my boyfriend, I really did tell them. I whispered in their ears, “It is Christ.” I had a pack of giggling women around me wanting to read my book!

- My book review was published in 2007 in Solo Flight, a Christian singles newsletter from the Diocese of Orlando. "He and I" ISBN-10: 2890398072
Publisher: Mediaspaul (January 1, 1985)

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Antoinette Bosco

Photo illustrations, audio and video
By Jannet Walsh

Listen to Antoinette Bosco, of Brookfield, Connecticut, an author, editor and Catholic News Service syndicated columnist, as she tells her story about how her writings have changed her life. She also discusses her recent book “Mother Benedict” published in 2007 by Ignatius Press and about her upcoming book on radical forgiveness. Listen to Bosco talk about how truth and faith have played a part in her work as journalist and author. Below are two videos and an audio only link to learn more about Bosco.

This was a project for an Online Certificate in Spirituality Studies from St. Thomas University, Miami, Florida.

Writing to
Change lives

Abbey of
Regina Laudis
Bethlehem, Connecticut

Truth and Faith

Click here to listen to audio interview with Bosco.

Friday, February 29, 2008

Swine Symphony

By Jannet Walsh

Friday, February 22, 2008


By Jannet Walsh

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

La Guadalupana

By Jannet Walsh

Sunday, February 3, 2008

Friday, February 1, 2008