Saturday, May 14, 2011

Books Read in the Past Week

"My Sister, St. Therese"
By Sister Genevieve of the Holy Face
(Celine Martin)
[biography, Catholic]

"Getting Started (Brookville C.C. No 1)"
"Devori's Day (Brookville C.C. No 2)"
"Double Trouble (Brookville C.C. No 3)"
"Secrets (Brookville C.C. No 4)"
"Friends Forever (Brookville C.C. No 5)"
by Tziporah Elian
(children's fiction, Jewish)

"Mother Angelica, the remarkable story of a nun, her nerve, and a network of miracles"
by Raymond Arroyo
[biography, Catholic]

"Lexy For Short"
by Audrey McKim
(children's fiction)
"Dot For Short"
by Frieda Friedman
(children's fiction)
"Tansy For Short"
by Ruth Langland Holberg
(children's fiction, historical)

{Note the similarity in the titles
of these three completely unrelated

Br. Leonard and Br. Patrick

Br. Leonard and Br. Patrick will be ordained to the Transitional Diaconate at the Daily Mass
on EWTN this coming Saturday. Let's keep them in our prayers as they prepare for their ordination to the priesthood in 2012.

Thank God for vocations!

Old Meets New: Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm (silent movie)

Here is another post from one of my old blogs.
This post has, by necessity, been edited.

I love to watch silent movies on the computer. It's fascinating to me to be able to use new technology to watch these old-fashioned, yet still entertaining, movies. Here is one I found on YouTube.
There were two originally, but one was removed from YouTube due to copyright infringement.

Mary Pickford in "Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm"

Incident on the Bus

I'm going to share an incident which, in one form or another, happened many times when I used to use public transportation. On this particular day, I was on the bus when an elderly woman boarded. She asked me for my seat. I explained that I was sorry, but I had to remain seated to keep my balance. She didn't believe me. Well, next thing I knew, everyone on the bus was commenting on how rude I was, what a liar I was.
"There's nothing wrong with her. She's just lazy."
"Young people today have no respect for their elders."
Well, I was embarrassed... and I was angry. I spoke up. "I'm not lazy, and I'm not rude. I really do have a physical handicap, and I'm not able to stand on a moving bus. And while you've been criticizing me, not one of you has offered this lady your seat. So
what are all of you, handicapped, or hypocrites?"