Saturday, March 19, 2011

Sunday Snippets--A Catholic Carnival

Join me and other Catholic bloggers at Sunday Snippets. Thanks once again to RAnn for hosting!

Semper Gaudete!: Baby Joseph Rescued!!!

Semper Gaudete!: Contrary to Any Impression We May Get From The Secular Media----

Semper Gaudete!: Shamrocks..... and Cats

Semper Gaudete!: Baby Joseph's struggle a teaching moment on the value of life, says priest :: EWTN News

Semper Gaudete!: - Spanish Priest Faces Excommunication After Claiming To Have Paid For An Abortion

Semper Gaudete!: The First Saint I Ever Heard Of

Semper Gaudete!: Books Read in the Past Week

Books Read in the Past Week

"Franny and Zooey"
by J.D. Salinger
{Originally published as two separate stories in The New Yorker in January, 1955 and May, 1957}
[I have mixed feelings about this book.
I could do without the profanity, for one thing.
I love J.D. Salinger in some ways, but in other ways he drives me crazy. And I want to learn more about some of
the things that drive me crazy about Salinger.]

"Worst Room in The School"
by Lois Baker Muehl
(children's fiction)

"Donna Parker at Cherrydale"
"Donna Parker, Special Agent"
"Donna Parker On Her Own"
by Marcia Martin
(children's/young teen fiction)
[I loved these books when I was in
my early teens. Not exactly classics,
but still enjoyable.]

The First Saint I Ever Heard Of

Slightly adapted from a post in one of my old blogs

Today is the Solemnity of St. Joseph, Husband of Mary. People love to quote the saints, but we cannot quote St. Joseph. None of his words have been preserved.
I take that back about not being able to quote St. Joseph. We cannot quote his words, but we can, and should, "quote" his devotion to Jesus and Mary.
St. Joseph was the first saint I ever heard of, but that was because of the children's aspirins! LOL!
I like simple, homely {homely as in homelike, not, definitely not, as in unattractive] images. I love to think about St. Joseph walking the floor when the Baby Jesus was teething.