Saturday, March 31, 2012

Sunday Snippets--A Catholic Carnival

Join me and other Catholic bloggers at Sunday Snippets.  Thanks to RAnn for hosting!
I've discovered some wonderful blogs here.
 http://rannthisthat.blogspot.com/2012/03/sunday-snippets-catholic-carnival_31.html



NOVENA
Semper Gaudete!: Ongoing Novena for a Reversal of the HHS Mandate
REPOSTED

HOMILIES
Semper Gaudete!: Homily 2012-03-28 - Fr Joseph Mary MFVA - Lenten Weekday

Semper Gaudete!: Homily 2012-03-29 - Fr Mitch Pacwa SJ - Lenten Weekday

ROSARY ART COLLECTION
Semper Gaudete!: I Could Have Made An Art Collection Showing Just ONE Event



Semper Gaudete!: Books Read in the Past Week






Books Read in the Past Week


Books read for the first time are marked with a #

"Absolutely Shira!"
{carried over from last week}
by Libby Lazewnik
(children's fiction, Jewish, trilogy)
["3 Cheers for Shira!
3-Books-in-1"]
(final book in series)

"Ginnie's Babysitting Business"
# (Original title: "Ginnie and her Juniors"
by Catherine Woolley
[children's fiction]
{Open Library loan}
"Anne of Avonlea" by L.M. Montgomery [fiction, series] (carrying over into next week)

As Soon As It Is On YouTube...

I will be posting Fr. Mark Mary's homily for today. I
loved that anecdote he shared about his college days. It was both funny, and moving.

Friday, March 30, 2012

NunEssential: President Obama Pledges His Undying Support For Pl...

NunEssential: President Obama Pledges His Undying Support For Pl...: Wow! who knew that Planned Parenthood was an innocent organization that merely "protects women's health care"??? Gosh, I thought their main ...

Obama's speech is pure, unadulterated garbage. And notice how he never
once uses the "A" word!

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Homily 2012-03-29 - Fr Mitch Pacwa SJ - Lenten Weekday




I loved hearing the Gospel chanted by a deacon of the Armenian Rite.
Fr. Mitch's homily included some fascinating comments about Abraham, some things
I'd never thought about before.
And I'm DEFINITELY looking up the Midrash Rabbah!

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

A Book I'm NOT Going To Get

I absolutely REFUSE to get this book!

Why should I PAY to be nauseated?
Woman of valor, my foot!

Monday, March 26, 2012

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Ongoing Novena for a Reversal of the HHS Mandate REPOSTED



Please pray this ongoing novena.
[This will be reposted every week until the HHS
Mandate is reversed.]








I Could Have Made An Art Collection Showing Just ONE Event

I could have made an art collection devoted exclusively to depictions of The Annunciation. I've just added two more to my Rosary Art Collection.
One is by van Eyck, and the other is by Albini.

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Sunday Snippets--A Catholic Carnival


Join me and other Catholic bloggers at Sunday Snippets, where I've discovered some marvelous blogs! Thanks to RAnn for hosting!

Semper Gaudete!: Ongoing Novena for a Reversal of the HHS Mandate

Semper Gaudete!: New Item in Vintage Media Collection

Semper Gaudete!: Reposted: The First Saint I Ever Heard Of

Semper Gaudete!: Homily 2012-03-19 - Fr Roger Landry - diocese of Fall River
Mass


Semper Gaudete!: NunEssential: Woman Who "Loves Abortion" Reveals Death Agenda

Semper Gaudete!: New Picture Added to my Collection

Semper Gaudete!: Homily 2012-03-21 - Fr Scott Haynes SJC - Lenten Weekday

Semper Gaudete!: Saints coach Sean Payton suspended for one year

Semper Gaudete!: Picture Added to Collection

Semper Gaudete!: The Longest Day In The Week

Semper Gaudete!: Books Read in the Past Week

Books Read in the Past Week


Books read for the first time are marked with a #

"Once I Was A Plum Tree"
by Johanna Hurwitz
(children's fiction)

"Speed of Light" #
by Sybil Rosen
(children's fiction [older children])


"Kathy's Babysitting Hassle"
"Hannah and the Special Fourth of July"
by Hilda Stahl
[children's fiction, Christian, Protestant {denomination(s) not specified}, series]

"Shira's Summer"
"Shira's New Start"
"Absolutely Shira!"
{carrying over into next week}
by Libby Lazewnik
(children's fiction, Jewish, trilogy)
["3 Cheers for Shira!
3-Books-in-1"]


The Longest Day In The Week

To me, Sunday seems longer than any other day of the week.
Oh, not in a draggy, boring, tedious way, but rather in a nice, slow, relaxed, leisurely,
take-it-easy way.
My Sunday begins on Saturday Evening with the lighting of a votive candle, [electric for safety] a prayer welcoming the Sabbath (adapted from Jewish tradition), and Evening Prayer 1.
I am wearing either a skirt with a really nice top, or a dressy pants suit. There
are pretty cloths on the end-tables where I usually keep my books.
A little later, I have my Sunday Night Supper, which is eaten slowly, usually while watching EWTN (either the current programming or something I've DVRed). There are several hours between "Bless us, O Lord," and "We give Thee thanks."
During the week, I pray only one of the Daytime Hours; on Sunday, all three. I alternate
which Hour is Current, and which two are Complementary. Also, I pray more Rosaries and
Chaplets of Mercy on Sunday.
My Sunday reading, as I've mentioned before, is also different. There are some
books I read 7 days a week, some I read only on weekdays, and some kept especially
for Sunday. My rules for a "Reserved for Sunday" book are:
1: It must be a Catholic book.
2: It can be fiction or non-fiction.
3: It cannot be a textbook or scholarly work.
4: It must be a book that I would enjoy reading during the week,
something I can look forward to returning to NEXT Sunday.
Even the games I play on the TV and the computer on Sunday are quieter than the ones I play
during the week. And Sunday is also the day on which I do Jigsaw Puzzles.
The only collection I work on is my Rosary Art Collection.
I've found that, the better Sunday has been, the easier it is to pray
Evening Prayer 2 (after Benediction and Devotion on EWTN). After Evening
Prayer 2, I say a prayer to conclude my Sunday.
I then change into weekday clothes, remove the cloths from the tables, and put back
the books.
I read once, in a Jewish book, that remembering the last Sabbath sweetens the first half of
the week, and anticipating the coming Sabbath sweetens the second half. I have found this
to be absolutely true.

Friday, March 23, 2012

Picture Added to Collection

I've just added this painting to my Rosary Art Collection.
I have more pictures of The Annunciation than of any other Mystery of the Rosary,
and will probably add even more over the weekend.

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Saints coach Sean Payton suspended for one year

The team is known as the New Orleans Saints, but their coach
instructed them to behave like sinners.
Click here.
This is absolutely disgraceful. It is one of the most unethical, unsportsman-like
things I've ever heard of in professional sports.
However, there is one bright spot, or at least one it-could-have-been-worse spot in all this.
Thank God Sean Payton wasn't coaching KIDS!

Monday, March 19, 2012

NunEssential: Woman Who "Loves Abortion" Reveals Death Agenda


NunEssential: Woman Who "Loves Abortion" Reveals Death Agenda: How sad that a woman can be so broken that she openly embraces murder of the most innocent and claims to love it. Usually we call people ...

We need to pray that Jessica delBalzo has a complete and total change of heart.

Homily 2012-03-19 - Fr Roger Landry - diocese of Fall River Mass



This is a wonderful homily on St. Joseph.

Reposted: 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.









Sunday, March 18, 2012

New Item in Vintage Media Collection

I've just added a video calledTomorrow Television
to my Vintage Media Collection. It was made in or around 1945 for men and women in the military.

Ongoing Novena for a Reversal of the HHS Mandate REPOSTED


Please pray this ongoing novena.
[This will be reposted every week until the HHS
Mandate is reversed.]








Saturday, March 17, 2012

Sunday Snippets--A Catholic Carnival


Join me and other Catholic bloggers at Sunday Snippets. I've found some wonderful blogs here. Thanks to RAnn for hosting!

Semper Gaudete!: Ongoing Novena for a Reversal of the HHS Mandate

Semper Gaudete!: New Item in Vintage Media Collection

Semper Gaudete!: New Woodcut in Rosary Art Collection

Semper Gaudete!: Today's Homily 3-14-12 - Fr. Joseph Mary MFVA

Semper Gaudete!: New Item In Chocolate and Vintage Media Collections

Semper Gaudete!: Today's Homily - 3-16-12 -Fr Anthony Mary MFVA -4th Friday of Lent

Semper Gaudete!: VERY Appropriate Picture

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

Semper Gaudete!: Stained Glass Window from the 1500s


Semper Gaudete!: Books Read in the Past Week

Books Read in the Past Week


Books read for the first time are marked with a #

"A Bright Star Falls"
by Lenora Mattingly Weber
[teen fiction, Catholic family, series]
{carried over from last week}


"The Second Chance" #
by Nellie L. McClung
[fiction]
{Pearlie Watson trilogy}
(free Google e-book)

"Norah and the Cable Car"
by Rita Shields
[children's fiction, historical]
{This book covers the year from St. Patrick's Day, 1873 to St. Patrick's Day, 1874}

Stained Glass Window from the 1500s

I just had to put this picture in my Rosary Art Collection.

VERY Appropriate Picture

In honor of St. Patrick, Patron Saint of Ireland,
and St. Gertrude of Nivelles, Patron Saint of cats, both of whom are commemorated
today, I'd like to share this picture.
It took me only a few minutes of searching to find this!






Old Post: Contrary to Any Impression We May Get From The Secular Media----



----This is NOT a picture of St. Patrick!














Thursday, March 15, 2012

New Item In Chocolate and Vintage Media Collections

I've just added this advertisement to my Chocolate Collection and my Vintage Media Collection.
It's such fun when collections overlap!

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

New Woodcut in Rosary Art Collection

I've just added this woodcut by
Dore to my Rosary Art Collection.
So far, I have only two woodcuts in the collection, and both of them are by Dore.

Monday, March 12, 2012

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Sunday Snippets--A Catholic Carnival



Join me and other Catholic bloggers at Sunday Snippets. Many thanks to RAnn for hosting!

Semper Gaudete!: Update on Br. Leo :)

Semper Gaudete!: Amazing Ad!

Semper Gaudete!: Homily 2012-03-05 - Fr Joseph Mary MFVA - Lenten Weekday

Semper Gaudete!: Oreo Cookies 100th Anniversary

Semper Gaudete!: Cardinal Dolan: religious liberty concerns ‘off the table’ for White House :: EWTN News

Semper Gaudete!: New Painting in Rosary Art Collection

Semper Gaudete!: Postcard added to Vintage Media Collection

Semper Gaudete!: a minor friar: Noctu vel Summo Mane

Semper Gaudete!: Nixon Vs. Obama

Semper Gaudete!: Books Read in the Past Week

Books Read in the Past Week


Books read for the first time are marked with a #

"The Annotated Anne of Green Gables"
by L. M. Montgomery
Edited by
Wendy E. Barry
Margaret Anne Doody
Mary E. Doody Jones
[fiction/nonfiction]
(I've read "Anne of Green Gables" many times,
but not the Annotated edition.)
{carried over from last week}

"Danny and the Pink Lady"#
{Original Title "Sowing Seeds in Danny"}
by Nellie L. McClung
[fiction]
(Pearlie Watson trilogy)
(free e-book)

"Ellie"
by Mary Christner Borntrager
[fiction, Amish]
{"Ellie's People" series}

"A Bright Star Falls"
by Lenora Mattingly Weber
[teen fiction, Catholic family, series]
{carrying over into next week}

a minor friar: Noctu vel Summo Mane


a minor friar: Noctu vel Summo Mane: Daylight Savings Time begins tomorrow morning. Gone are the days when any significant number of people will come to church late; we have too...
This is a wonderful post. I feel just the same way about watching it grow
light in the morning.

Nixon Vs. Obama

I remember having nothing but contempt for Richard Nixon,
especially after he resigned in disgrace due to the Watergate scandal.
Well, compared to Barack Obama, Richard Nixon should be CANONIZED!

Friday, March 9, 2012

Postcard added to Vintage Media Collection

I've just added this postcard
from 1880 to my Vintage Media Collection.
That's my parish!
I found the picture on this website,
which I'm going to have a lot of fun exploring!

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

New Painting in Rosary Art Collection

I've just added another painting to my Rosary Art Collection.
I find this painting both painful, and compelling.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Cardinal Dolan: religious liberty concerns ‘off the table’ for White House :: EWTN News

Cardinal Dolan: religious liberty concerns ‘off the table’ for White House :: EWTN News
Thumbs up to Cardinal Dolan!
And thumbs down to Barack Obama!
By taking religious liberty concerns off the table, Mr. Obama is slowly (maybe not
so slowly) but surely changing our nation from a democracy to a
dictatorship.

Oreo Cookies 100th Anniversary

In honor of the 100th anniversary of Oreo Cookies, I've added
this item to my
Chocolate Collection.

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Amazing Ad!

I just had to add this ad to my Vintage Media Collection.
Can you believe that used to be legal?

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Sunday Snippets--A Catholic Carnival



Join me and other Catholic bloggers at Sunday Snippets. Many thanks to RAnn for hosting!

Semper Gaudete!: Please Pray for Br. Leo Mary

Semper Gaudete!: Please Pray for Deacon Bill Steltemeier

Semper Gaudete!: A Tree Grows In Brooklyn

Semper Gaudete!: "nor shall you stand by idly"

Semper Gaudete!: Vintage Media Collection Expanded

Semper Gaudete!: Two New Pictures in my Collection

Semper Gaudete!: Davy Jones, RIP

Semper Gaudete!: New Item in My Vintage Media Collection

Semper Gaudete!: Too Recent for my Vintage Media Collection

Semper Gaudete!: New Picture In Rosary Art Collection, and a Picture NOT in the Collection

Semper
Gaudete!: Books Read in the Past Week

Books Read in the Past Week


Books read for the first time are marked with a #

"Magnificent Obsessions
Twenty Remarkable Collectors in Pursuit of Their Dreams"#
by Mitch Tuchman
Photographs by Peter Brenner
[nonfiction]
{carried over from last week}

"Chelsea and The Outrageous Phone Bill"
{carried over from last week}
"Big Trouble for Roxie"
by Hilda Stahl
[children's fiction, Christian, Protestant {denomination(s) not specified}, series]

"Miss Charity Comes To Stay" #
by Alberta Constant Wilson
[children's fiction, historical, first person]

"The More The Merrier"
by Lenora Mattingly Weber
[teen fiction, mainstream, (Catholic family), 1950s]

"Our Eddie"
by Sulamith Ish-Kishor
[children's fiction, mainstream [Jewish family], first person]

"Little City By The Lake"
"A Little House of Their Own"
by Celia Wilkins[children's fiction, historical, biographical]
{Little House: The Caroline Years}

"The Annotated Anne of Green Gables"
by L. M. Montgomery
Edited by
Wendy E. Barry
Margaret Anne Doody
Mary E. Doody Jones
[fiction/nonfiction]
(I've read "Anne of Green Gables" many times,
but not the Annotated edition.)
{carrying over into next week}

Please Pray for Deacon Bill Steltemeier

Fr. Anthony Mary has asked us to pray for
the health of Deacon Bill Steltemeier.

New Picture In Rosary Art Collection, and a Picture NOT in the Collection

I've just added another picture to my Rosary Art Collection.
Here is another Durer painting, which, although I love it, does not fall
within the perimeters of my collection.


Friday, March 2, 2012

Too Recent for my Vintage Media Collection

This postcard is too recent for my Vintage Media Collection, (nothing later than 1952),
but it is so funny I just had to share it.
I love puns.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

New Item in My Vintage Media Collection

I've just added this advertisement to my Vintage Media Collection.
And I've decided that nothing more than three pages long will be added to the collection.