Monday, April 30, 2012

Deliberate Pun Here?

Here is an excerpt from  "Etiquette; Or, A Guide To The Usages of Society,"
a book published in 1843.  I have already added it to my Google E-books.  (free!)  Note that
the word "puffs" is in italics!    




Sunday, April 29, 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.]

Painting Added to Rosary Art Collection

I've added another painting to my Rosary Art Collection.
Incidentally, I love meditating on The Coronation of the Blessed Virgin Mary. What beautiful music there must have been. How the angels must have been singing!

Saturday, April 28, 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.

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

Semper Gaudete!: Prayers for Fr. Edmund Sylvia

Semper Gaudete!: New Feature: Your Prayer Requests

Semper Gaudete!: Picture Added to Rosary Art Collection

Semper Gaudete!: What is a Eucatastrophe?

Semper Gaudete!: Commercial added to my Chocolate Collection

Semper Gaudete!: New Item in Vintage Media Collection

Semper Gaudete!: Homily 2012-04-25 - Fr Joseph Mary MFVA - St Mark -
Evangelist


Semper Gaudete!: New Image in my Rosary Art Collection

Semper Gaudete!: Homily 2012-04-27 - Fr Anthony Mary MFVA - Easter Weekday


Semper Gaudete!: Winky Does It Again!












New Feature: Your Prayer Requests

Please post any prayer requests you may have in the Comments section.

Books Read in the Past Week

Books read for the first time are marked with a #

"Tough Choices for Roxie"
 {carried over from last week}

Chelsea's Special Touch"
 by Hilda Stahl
 [children's fiction, Christian {Protestant, denomination(s) not specified}, series]


"A Pocket Full of Seeds"
 "Lost in America"#
 by Marilyn Sachs
 [children's fiction {older children} historical,
based on the life of the author's friend, Fanny Krieger]
(the second book was written more than 30 years after the first)

"Walt Disney's Spin and Marty
Authorized Edition"
by Lawrence Edward Watkin
{original title "Marty Markham"}
[children's fiction]

(I loved the "Spin and Marty" serials on the original
Mickey Mouse Club.)
(Open Library Loan)


"Rebecca"
"Rachel"
by Mary Christner Borntrager
[fiction, Amish/Mennonite, Ellie's People Series]


"The Naughtiest Girl Keeps a Secret"
"The Naughtiest Girl Helps A Friend"

"The Naughtiest Girl Saves The Day"
 by Anne Digby
[children's fiction, school stories, English, Enid Blyton's Naughtiest Girl Series]
{continuations, commissioned by The Enid Blyton Company}


"The Friendly Persuasion"
by Jessamyn West
[historical fiction, Quakers]
{carrying over into next week}







Winky Does It Again!


Often, after he has eaten, Winky will come to Mom, or to me,
and run his tongue all the way around his mouth (cat pantomime
for "I just ate")
Well, one morning last week, right before Mass, he went into the
kitchen for a morning snack.
The Mass began, and the celebrant was Fr. Mark. Winky came into the
living room, sat down in front of the television, looked up at Fr. Mark,
and ran his tongue around his mouth.
He was telling Fr. Mark, "I just ate!"

Friday, April 27, 2012

Homily 2012-04-27 - Fr Anthony Mary MFVA - Easter Weekday



Another wonderful homily from Fr. Anthony.
And thank God for the priests who influenced him to become a Franciscan!


Thursday, April 26, 2012

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Commercial added to my Chocolate Collection



I've just added this Ovaltine Commercial to my Chocolate Collection. I couldn't add it
to my Vintage Media Collection, because it was made after the cut-off date.

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Sunday Snippets-- A Catholic Carnival

Join me and other Catholic bloggers at Sunday Snippets. Many thanks to RAnn for hosting. I've
discovered some wonderful blogs here.




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

Semper Gaudete!: Prayers for Fr. Anthony's Sister


Semper Gaudete!: One Collection Helps Another

Semper Gaudete!: Homily 2012-04-16 - Fr Anthony Mary MFVA - Easter Weekday

Semper Gaudete!: Homily 2012-04-17 - Fr Joseph Mary MFVA - Easter Weekday

Semper Gaudete!: Another Source for my Decorative Magnet Collection

Semper Gaudete!: Homily 2012-04-18 - Fr Mark Mary MFVA - Easter Weekday

Semper Gaudete!: New Addition to my Vintage Media Collection

Semper Gaudete!: Happy Birthday, Mother Angelica!

Semper Gaudete!: Homily 2012-04-20 - Fr Joseph Mary MFVA - Easter Weekday

Semper Gaudete!: New Picture in my Rosary Art 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 #

"Anne of Windy Poplars"
by L.M. Montgomery
[fiction]

"Stand By Me" #
by Neta Jackson
{SouledOut Sisters series}
[fiction, Christian (Protestant, non-denominational)]





"The Naughtiest Girl Again"
"The Naughtiest Girl is a Monitor"
"Here's the Naughtiest Girl!"
by Enid Blyton

[children's fiction, British, school stories, series]


"No Friends for Hannah"
"The Secret Tunnel Mystery"
"Tough Choices for Roxie"
{carrying over into next week}
by Hilda Stahl
[children's fiction, Christian {Protestant, denomination(s) not specified}, series]









New Picture in my Rosary Art Collection

I've just added another painting to my Rosary Art Collection.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Homily 2012-04-18 - Fr Mark Mary MFVA - Easter Weekday


Like so many of us, Fr. Mark grew up watching Mister Rogers! I hope that documentary is on again; I'd like to see it.

Another Source for my Decorative Magnet Collection

I've just found another source for my Decorative Magnet Collection. These magnets are really meant to be used on cars, but I think they'll look just fine on my fridge.
Here
is one reason I'm going to make an account with this company. However, I'll have to wait until next month, because I've already spent MOST of my magnet-money for this month.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Sunday, April 15, 2012

REPOSTED Ongoing Novena for a Reversal of the HHS Mandate





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

One Collection Helps Another

I was looking around the Internet for some more magnets to add to my collection (or, for now, my shopping carts!). Well, while looking, I came across something for my Chocolate Collection! I never heard of Kayo Soda, but I remember the character from the old "Moon Mullins" comic strip. Actually, I haven't thought about that strip in years!

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Sunday Snippets--A Catholic Carnival

Join me and other Catholic bloggers at Sunday Snippets. Thanks to RAnn for hosting! I've found some wonderful blogs here! 
Semper Gaudete!: Ongoing Novena for a Reversal of the HHS Mandate REPOSTED
Semper Gaudete!: Links to some of Fr. Frank Pavone's Homilies
Semper Gaudete!: Two More Images of The Resurrection 
Semper Gaudete!: Homily 2012-04-09 - Fr Joseph Mary MFVA - Monday in the Octave of Easter Semper Gaudete!: Something Tangible 
Semper Gaudete!:More About My Offline Collection 
Semper Gaudete!: Homily 2012-04-11 - Fr Anthony Mary MFVA - Wednesday in the Octave of Easter 
Semper Gaudete!: NunEssential: Clergy For Choice?
Semper Gaudete!: Wonderful Homily by Fr. Edmund Sylvia
Semper Gaudete!: Quote From "Clergy For Choice"
Semper Gaudete!: In Honor of The Gospel We'll Be Hearing Tomorrow
Semper Gaudete!: Books Read This Week

Books Read This Week

Books read for the first time are marked with a #

"Kathy's New Brother"
(carried over from last week)
by Hilda Stahl
[children's fiction, Christian, Protestant, {denomination(s) not specified} series]

"Oklahoma Run" #
by Alberta Wilson Constant
[historical fiction]

"Anne of the Island"
"Anne of Windy Poplars"
{carrying over into next week}
by L.M. Montgomery

In Honor of The Gospel We'll Be Hearing Tomorrow

I searched for a painting of Doubting Thomas for my Rosary Art Collection.

Links to some of Fr. Frank Pavone's Homilies

Click Here.
Please share this wherever you can.

Friday, April 13, 2012

Quote From "Clergy For Choice"

It is with great nausea that I present this quote from Clergy For Choice. "We believe that human life is holy. That’s why we believe in your right to choose to be a parent or not."
And now, a quote from Mark Twain:
The difference between these two quotes: Mark Twain was being humorous. There is nothing remotely funny about the quote from Clergy For Choice.

Wonderful Homily by Fr. Edmund Sylvia


Great homily from Fr. Edmund Sylvia. Don't miss the last three words!

Thursday, April 12, 2012

NunEssential: Clergy For Choice?

NunEssential: Clergy For Choice?: Talk about grasping at straws. Darkness cannot be hidden under a facade of "prayer" http://www.theblaze.com/stories/ca-planned-parenth...
Well, Planned Parenthood does it again! Prayers for abortion rights? Honestly, how sick can they get? Then again, we know all too well that that organization will stop at nothing to further its agenda! We need to fight these so-called "prayers" with REAL prayers!

Homily 2012-04-11 - Fr Anthony Mary MFVA - Wednesday in the Octave of Easter

Great homily from Fr. Anthony. And I'm definitely getting that book by Fulton J. Sheen!

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

More About My Offline Collection

Yesterday, I mentioned that I've started to collect decorative magnets, and promised to tell about the kinds I collect, and the kinds I don't collect. To start with what I do not collect: I don't collect magnets with place names. There are collectors, of course, who specialize in souvenir magnets. I do not collect magnets in the shapes of letters or numbers. I do not collect holiday-themed magnets. I don't collect clip magnets. And I do not want square, round, or rectangular magnets with pictures painted on them. So what do I collect? I collect shaped and colored magnets. I'm interested in magnets representing flowers, fruits, birds, fish, animals, foods (I'd love a magnet in the shape of a hamburger, for example!), storybook and nursery rhyme characters, cartoon and comic book characters, whimsical magnets, magnets that look like miniatures of things sold in stores. For example, magnets like these:
They are not in my collection, but that's an example of what I'm looking for. So now, I have four collections, three online, and one offline.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Something Tangible

I love my working on my three online collections: my Rosary Art Collection, my Vintage Media Collection, and my Chocolate Collection. But lately, I began thinking that I would also like to have a collection that is not on the computer. I wanted a collection that I could physically handle; something tangible. However, it had to be something that was affordable, and would take up as little space as possible. Above all, of course, it had to be something that I would enjoy collecting. What did I decide to collect? Decorative magnets! I started my collection by moving a magnet from the downstairs hall radiator, where it was serving np purpose whatsoever, to the door of my refrigerator. I was delighted to find a picture of that magnet online!
And yes, I am also buying magnets for my collection. [note that I said "affordable," not "free" earlier in this post! :)] However, I have set a limit on how much I will spend on my collection each month, with any leftover money carrying over into the next month.
Here is a picture of the first set of magnets I ordered.
Tomorrow I hope to make a post about exactly what kinds of decorative magnets I collect, and what kinds I do not collect.

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Two More Images of The Resurrection

I've just added two more images of The Resurrection to my Rosary Art Collection. One is an icon, and the other is a painting by Carl Bloch. I now have two different paintings by Carl Bloch of the same mystery!

Saturday, April 7, 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.

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

Semper Gaudete!: Homily 2012-03-31 - Fr Mark Mary MFVA - Lenten Weekday

Semper Gaudete!: A Picture A Day This Week

Semper Gaudete!: Another Painting Added To My Collection

Semper Gaudete!: New Picture in Collection

Semper Gaudete!: New Addition to Rosary Art Collection

Semper Gaudete!: New Addition to Rosary Art Collection

Semper Gaudete!: Pictures for Easter

Semper Gaudete!: "Painter of Light"

Semper Gaudete!: Books Read This Week







Books Read This Week

Books read for the first time are marked with a #

"Anne of Avonlea"
by L.M. Montgomery
[fiction]
(carried over from last week)

"A House Full of Strangers"#
by Emily Rhoads Johnson
[children's fiction]

"The Naughtiest Girl In The School"
by Enid Blyton
[children's fiction, school stories, series, England]

"A Room for Cathy"
by Catherine Woolley
[children's fiction]

"Diary of Anna Greeb Winslow
A Boston School Girl of 1771"
[nonfiction]
Introduction and Notes by Alice Morse Earle
{interesting, but when it comes to stories of
colonial days, I enjoy fiction more.} 


"Roxie and The Red Rose Mystery"

"Kathy's New Brother"
(carrying over into next week)
by Hilda Stahl
[children's fiction, Christian, Protestant {denomination(s) not specified},  series]

"Painter of Light"

One of my favorite painters, Thomas Kinkade, called "The Painter Of Light," has passed away. There is a copy of his painting, "Bridge of Hope," on the wall above the computer. The painting was copied from the Internet.

Pictures for Easter

To celebrate Easter, here are all the pictures of The Resurrection in my Rosary Art Collection. The first two pictures are new; they were added yesterday and today. This post was edited and updated on Sunday, April 8th.

Friday, April 6, 2012

2 Paintings added to Collection

Today, I added two paintings of the Crucifixion to my Rosary Art Collection. One is by Grunewald, and the other is by Vouet.

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

New Picture in Collection

Today, I've added this painting by El Greco to my Rosary Art Collection. Tomorrow, Holy Thursday, I will add a picture depicting The Institution of The Eucharist, and on Friday, Good Friday, one (at least one) showing The Crucifixion.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Another Painting Added To My Collection

Here is the latest painting in my collection. The artist, Annibali Carracci, who came from a family of artists, learned to paint from his cousin, Ludovico (or Lodovico) Carracci. It will be interesting to learn more about this family!

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Ongoing Novena for the Reversal of the HHS Mandate





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

A Picture A Day This Week

This week, I plan to add at least one picture each day to my Rosary Art Collection; the five Sorrowful Mysteries, and the fifth Luminous Mystery.
Here is today's picture.