Monday, May 27, 2013

Website linked to "She Also Collects Collects"

I've linked this website to my Collects collection.  
I especially like it because it has the prayers in both Latin and English.

Saturday, May 25, 2013

Books Read in the Past Week


Books read for the first time are marked with a  #


 "The Little Flowers of St. Francis"
translated by Raphael Brown
[non-fiction, Catholic] 
{Sunday book}
"Tom Playfair #
or Making a Start" 
"Percy Winn #
or Making a Boy of Him"
by Fr. Francis J. Finn, S.J.
[children's fiction]
{Sunday books} 

"The Bettanys of Taverton High" #
by Helen Barber
[children's fiction; prequel to Elinor M. Brent-Dyer's "Chalet School" series]
"The School at the Chalet"
"Jo of the Chalet School"
one of my favorite books in the series
{carrying over into next week}
by Elinor M. Brent-Dyer
[children's fiction, Chalet School series]


"The Two Elsies"
by Martha Finley
[children's fiction, Christian, (Protestant), series ]
free Amazon Kindle book)
{carrying over into next week}



This Week's Fan Fiction

new chapter was added to Revealed Relationships.
For any new readers I may have, (and if I do, WELCOME!)  here is the link to Chapter One.

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Today's Homily - 2013-05-22- Deacon John Paul Mary - St. Rita



When Deacon John Paul made his tongue-in-cheek suggestion at the beginning of the homily, I'll
bet I'm not the only  viewer who yelled, "NO!"
LOL! 

Important Comments from Fr. Mitch Pacwa



Don't miss Fr. Mitch's comments at the beginning of the show.  I agree with him, absolutely!

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Books Read in the Past Week

Books read for the first time are marked with a #

"Learning to Lean" # 
by Richard Maffeo
[non-fiction, Catholic]
(Amazon Kindle cloud reader)
 {Sunday book}
 "The Little Flowers of St. Francis"
translated by Raphael Brown
[non-fiction, Catholic] 
{Sunday book}
"All About The Angelsby Fr. Paul O'Sullivan, O.P. (E.D.M.)
[non-fiction, Catholic]
 {Sunday book} 
"Tom Playfair
or Making a Start" 
by Fr. Francis J. Finn, S.J.
[children's fiction]
{Sunday book} 


"Elsie's New Relations"
{carried over from last week}
"Elsie at Nantucket"
by Martha Finley
[children's fiction, Christian, (Protestant )]

"Betsy-Tacy"
"Winona's Pony Cart"
"Betsy-Tacy and Tib"
by Maud Hart Lovelace
[children's fiction based on lives
of the author,  her family, and her
friends]

"The Betsy-Tacy Companion"
by Sharla Scannell Whalen
[nonfiction]
(reading in conjunction with the Betsy-Tacy books)

"My Sister Eileen"
by Ruth McKenney
[nonfiction, humor, memoirs]
openlibrary.org loan
{carrying over into next week}


"The Bettanys of Taverton High" #
by Helen Barber
[children's fiction; prequel to Elinor M. Brent-Dyer's "Chalet School" series]
{carrying over into next week}


This Week's Fan Fiction

Revealed Relationships

Chapter 15 is now up.  It consists of only two scenes, one long, one short, both important.

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Saturday, May 11, 2013

Sunday Snippets--A Catholic Carnival

Come one, come all to Sunday Snippets!  Many thanks to RAnn for hosting. 
 I've discovered some wonderful blogs here.

Semper Gaudete!: Two Painting of The Last Supper Added to Collection
(should be paintings)

Semper Gaudete!: What Reproductive Rights SHOULD Mean

Semper Gaudete!: Late-Term Abortion Doc Caught Comparing Unborn Baby to “Meat in a Crock Pot”

Semper Gaudete!: Liturgical Abuses

Semper Gaudete!: New Magnet Ordered

Semper Gaudete!: This Week's Fan Fiction

Semper Gaudete!: Books Read in the Past Week

Books Read in the Past Week

Books read for the first time are marked with a #

"Learning to Lean" # 
by Richard Maffeo
[non-fiction, Catholic]
(Amazon Kindle cloud reader)
 {Sunday book}
 "The Little Flowers of St. Francis"
translated by Raphael Brown
[non-fiction, Catholic] 
{Sunday book}
"All About The Angels"
by Fr. Paul O'Sullivan, O.P. (E.D.M.)
[non-fiction, Catholic]
 {Sunday book} 
"Life With Mother Superior"
 by Jane Trahey
[non-fiction, Catholic]
 {Sunday book}

"Grandmother Elsie"
{carried over from last week}
(free Amazon Kindle book)
"Elsie's New Relations"
{carrying over into next week}
by Martha Finley
[children's fiction, Christian, (Protestant )]


"D.J.'s Worst Enemy"
by Robert Burch
[children's fiction]

"Dance Around the Fire"
by Molly Cone
[children's fiction, (older children),
Jewish themes]



"Emma and I" #
by Sheila Hocken
[autobiography]
{carried over from last week}
(openlibrary.org loan)


"What Happened to Heather Hopkowitz?"
by Charlotte Herman
[children's fiction, Jewish]

This Week's Fan Fiction

Revealed Relationships
Chapter 14 is now up.

Desperate Measures
An Another World/Third Watch crossover.
(Characters are from Another World.  Story 
was inspired by an episode of Third Watch.
Amy Carlson, who played Josie on Another World, 
and Taylor on Third Watch, told her mother NOT
to watch that episode!)

New Magnet Ordered

I've just ordered another magnet for my collection.

Liturgical Abuses

I was horrified by the following item from this article.
Let me explain. In Latin America, beside the beautifully and carefully celebrated Masses associated with the major popular devotions, liturgical abuses are still alive and constitute a massive problem in the region.
It is not a situation of omitting or changing the rubrics here and there. The liturgical problems are much more serious. They consist of events like priests “concelebrating” the Mass with the youth at the rhythm of tropical songs in Colombia; “consecrating” cakes with Guayaba marmalade in Venezuela; a “reggae” Mass in Panama; or a priest celebrating with vestments portraying Batman and Robin while squirting holy water with a green-and-red water pistol in Mexico.
This is no exaggeration. Such abuses are happening now.
I read the article with a mixture of shock, disbelief, anger, and sadness.  These so-called Masses are sacrilegious.  They are also ridiculous, in the following sense:

ri·dic·u·lous  

/riˈdikyələs/
Adjective
Deserving or inviting derision or mockery; absurd

As for that priest who uses a water pistol at Mass, my opinion is that someone should take his toys away and send him to his room!




Tuesday, May 7, 2013

What Reproductive Rights SHOULD Mean

To me, reproductive rights should mean making quality  pre-natal care available and affordable  for every pregnant woman. It should mean employers providing pre-natal vitamins to their female employees.  It also means that if a man's wife does not work outside of the home, and is carrying a baby, then that man's employer should supply pre-natal vitamins for him to bring home to his wife.

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Two Paintings of The Last Supper Added to Collection

I added two paintings of The Last Supper to my Rosary Art Collection today.
One is by Jacopo Bassano, and the other is by his son, Leandro Bassano.


Saturday, May 4, 2013

Sunday Snippets--A Catholic Carnival


Come one, come all to Sunday Snippets! Thanks to RAnn for hosting.   I've discovered some wonderful blogs here.








Books Read in the Past Week

Books read for the first time are marked with a #
Classics are marked with a *

"Learning to Lean" # 
by Richard Maffeo
[non-fiction, Catholic]
(Amazon Kindle cloud reader)
 {Sunday book}
 "The Little Flowers of St. Francis"
translated by Raphael Brown
[non-fiction, Catholic] 
{Sunday book}
"All About The Angels"
by Fr. Paul O'Sullivan, O.P. (E.D.M.)
[non-fiction, Catholic]
 {Sunday book} 
"Life With Mother Superior"
 by Jane Trahey
[non-fiction, Catholic]
 {Sunday book}

"Elsie's Widowhood" 
{carried over from last week}
"Grandmother Elsie"
{carrying over into next week}
by Martha Finley
[children's fiction, Christian, (Protestant )]
(free Amazon Kindle books)

"Heidi" *
by Johanna Spyri
[children's fiction]
{carried over from last week}
My Baba read this in the original when she was a girl.
She told me that Fraulein Rottenmeier was the first
character in a book she ever hated. And she didn't think 
much of Dete either!

"Emma and I" #
by Sheila Hocken
[autobiography]
{carrying over into next week; reading slowly}
(openlibrary.org loan)

"Sensible Kate"
by Doris Gates
[children's fiction]
The first book I ever read in which someone dies.

"A Little Princess" *
by Frances Hodgson Burnett
[children's fiction]
(It's been YEARS since I've
read this book)


"The Home Has A Heart"
by Thyra Ferre Bjorn
[non-fiction; Christian (Protestant) themes, recipes, 
anecdotes]
(May chapter only)



Newly Discovered Info about my Father

I found an article about a camera club being formed in a high school in New London, Wisconsin in 1938.  The Robert Brown mentioned in this article HAS to be my father, because:
1: He lived in New London, Wisconsin.
2: He would have been in high school at that time.
3: He later became a professional photographer.

Who knows?  Maybe someday I'll find, online, some of the photos he took back then.  I have quite a few he took years later; most of them feature ME!  In fact, once when I had my picture taken for graduation, the photographer remarked that I seemed to be very experienced in having my picture taken, and I replied that I was.
"Are you a model?" he asked.
"No," I replied.  "My father is a photographer."

This Week's Fan Fiction

Right now, I'm concentrating on Revealed Relationships, and I hope to begin posting several chapters a week.  Here is the link to the latest chapter.