Saturday, August 20, 2011

Sunday Snippets--A Catholic Carnival

Join me and a growing list of Catholic bloggers at Sunday Snippets. Thanks to RAnn for hosting!

Semper Gaudete!: Priest Assaulted

Semper Gaudete!: Windstorm

Semper Gaudete!: All My Bibles

Semper Gaudete!: Books Read in the Past Week

Books Read in the Past Week

"The Secret of the Rosary"
by St. Louis De Montfort
Translator: Mary Barbour, T.O.P
(non-fiction, Catholic)

"The Hamiltons, or Sunshine in Storm"
by Cora Berkley
(Catholic fiction)

"The Girls of Mrs. Pritchard's School"
by L.T. Meade
(teenage fiction)

"A Room Made of Windows"
"Julia and the Hand of God"
"That Julia Redfern"
"Julia's Magic"
"The Private Worlds of Julia Redfern"
by Eleanor Cameron
(children's fiction)

{I plan, or perhaps I should say hope,
to make a separate post about the chronology
of the Julia Redfern series sometime next

All My Bibles

This is a post from one of my old blogs.
I have so many Bibles, in so many translations, it's not funny. Fine Art Bibles, pocket-sized Bibles, medium-sized Bibles, One-Year Bibles, devotional Bibles, study Bibles, leather Bibles, imitation leather Bibles, hardcover Bibles, paperback Bibles.
Somehow, though, I always end up going back to my Ignatius Holy Bible, Revised Standard Version Catholic Edition paperback Bible, which I got by mail order on May 1st, 1998. (I put the date in the front cover when I received it.)
This Bible is well-worn and well-marked; in fact, it may be a bit over-marked! I think I've used, at one time or another, almost every Bible-marking system there is. Circling, stars, dots, color-coding, highlighting, even VERY simple symbols. {that system didn't last very long!}In fact, the only system I haven't used is underlining. I don't like underlining as a marking system, but that's just my personal taste.


We had a windstorm last evening, an absolutely awesome
windstorm. The trees waved their branches in a wild ballet. One leaf broke loose and
plastered itself onto the window screen.
And as I watched, a line from my favorite hymn came into my mind:
"Thou rushing wind that art so strong"