"Where'er the Catholic sun does shine,
There's music, laughter and good red wine.
At least, I've always found it so:
Hilaire Belloc would have turned 136 today, having been born on this day in 1870, except he died in 1953, at the age of 83. He was one of the great English Catholic writers of the late nineteenth and/or early twentieth century, and is often placed on a par with his contemporary Gilbert K Chesterton (1874 - 1936).
More about Belloc at Spartacus.