Saturday, July 27, 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.

Semper Gaudete!: Mural added to Rosary Art Collection

Semper Gaudete!: Weekday Prayer Schedule

Semper Gaudete!: Wonderful Homily from Fr. Anthony

Semper Gaudete!: Raped 11-Year-Old Girl From Chile Courageously Rejects Abortion

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 Little Flowers of St. Francis"
translated by Raphael Brown
[non-fiction, Catholic] 
{Sunday book}
"My Strange Friend"
"Ethelred Preston or
The Adventures of a Newcomer"  #
by Fr. Francis J. Finn, S.J.
[children's fiction, Catholic]
(online book)
{Sunday book}

"Magazines in the Twentieth Century"
by Theodore Peterson
[nonfiction]
(second edition)
{long-term reading}

"Davita's Harp"
{carried over from last week}
"The Chosen"
{carrying over into next week}
{openlibrary.org loan}
by Chaim Potok
(fiction,  Jewish)


"Try Giving Yourself Away"
by David Dunn
[non-fiction, third edition]
one of my favorite books.
I love the little anecdotes.


Thursday, July 25, 2013

Wonderful Homily from Fr. Anthony

I just HAVE to share this encouraging, thought-provoking homily from Fr. Anthony.  And LOL on the anecdote near the end!

Weekday Prayer Schedule

I've decided to share my current weekday prayer schedule.  I mught make some changes at a future date.

5:00 AM
 Rise
Morning Offering and Other Prayers
brief Bible reading (just a few verses, usually
from one of the Psalms)
coffee
######
5:45 AM
Office of Readings and Morning Prayer
(Matins and Lauds)
Angelus
(always prayed for the protection of the unborn.)
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6:30 AM
Bible reading
 (with 2nd cup of coffee and little breakfast
 [one slice of bread or half a roll with margarine,
(sometimes sweet, sometimes salted)
 or half a bagel with a schmear.] )
#########
8:00 AM
Mass on EWTN
(the high point of my day!)
#######
12:00 PM
Angelus
Daytime Prayer (Sext)
OR Rosary
#######
3:00 PM
Daytime Prayer  (None)
OR Rosary
Chaplet of Mercy
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6:00 PM
Angelus
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6:30 PM
Evening Prayer
########
10:15 PM
Prayers
Bible Reading
 (taken from one of the Gospels)
Night Prayer
SLEEP!
 (all times are approximate, except for the Mass on EWTN)

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Mural added to Rosary Art Collection

This mural will probably be familiar to anyone who watches The Holy Land Rosary with Fr. Mitch Pacwa on EWTN.

Saturday, July 20, 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 #

"The Little Flowers of St. Francis"
translated by Raphael Brown
[non-fiction, Catholic] 
{Sunday book}
"The Best  Foot Forward"  #
by Fr. Francis J. Finn, S.J.
[children's fiction, Catholic]
(online book)
{Sunday book}
My Sister, St. Therese"
by Sr. Genevieve of the Holy Face
(Celine Martin)
[biography/autobiography, Catholic]
{Sunday book}


"It Wasn't How It Seemed:
Short stories about people who
jumped to conclusions"
by Yehudis Samel
[nonfiction, Jewish]

"Emily of Deep Valley"
{carried over from last week}
by Maud Hart Lovelace
[children's/YA fiction]

"How to Live on 24 Hours a Day" #
by Arnold Bennett
[nonfiction]
{carried over from last week}
(free Google ebook)
Mentioned in "Emily of Deep Valley."

"No Coins, Please"
by Gordon Korman
[children's fiction]

"Elsie's Friends at Woodburn"
"Christmas With Grandma Elsie"
by Martha Finley
[children's fiction, Christian, (Protestant), Elsie Dinsmore series]
(free Google e-books)

"Magazines in the Twentieth Century"
by Theodore Peterson
[nonfiction]
(second edition)
{long-term reading}

"Davita's Harp"
by Chaim Potok
(fiction,  Jewish themes)
{carrying over into next week}

Travel Virtually to World Youth Day With the MFVA Friars

Click here.

Thank God for EWTN.

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Saturday, July 13, 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.

Semper Gaudete!: New Image in Rosary Art Collection


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}
"That Football Game
and What Came of It"  #
by Fr. Francis J. Finn, S.J.
[children's fiction, Catholic]
(online book)
{Sunday book}
My Sister, St. Therese"
by Sr. Genevieve of the Holy Face
(Celine Martin)
[biography/autobiography, Catholic]
{Sunday book}

"The Winthrop Woman"
by Anya Seton
[historical fiction]
{carried over from last week}

"Almost Ten and a Half"
"Going on Twelve"
"Thirteen"
{openlibrary.org loan (last book only)}
by Candice F. Ransom
[children's fiction]

"Love and Knishes
An Irrepressible Guide to Jewish Cooking
New Revised Edition"
by Sara Kasdan
[nonfiction, Jewish]
This book was a favorite of mine for years in the original
edition.  Even without the recipes, the anecdotes are worth
the price of the book.

"Carney's House Party"
"Emily of Deep Valley"
{carrying over into next week}
by Maud Hart Lovelace
[children's/YA fiction]

"Future in a Handbasket: The Life and Letters
Behind Carney's House Party" #
by Amy Dolnick
[nonfiction]

"The Betsy-Tacy Companion"
by Sharla Scannell  Whalen
[nonfiction]
(Chapters on "Carney's House Party and
"Emily of Deep Valley" only)

"How to Live on 24 Hours a Day" #
[nonfiction]
by Arnold Bennett
{carrying over into next week}
(free Google ebook)
Mentioned in "Emily of Deep Valley."

Sunday, July 7, 2013

New Image in Rosary Art Collection

I've just added a stained glass image of The Presentation to my Rosary Art Collection.
I love the Jewish symbols shown here!

Saturday, July 6, 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.
(republished after the above link was accidentally deleted from this post!)









New Item in Rosary Art Collection

Here is the latest addition to my Rosary Art Collection.

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}
"Claude Lightfoot 
or How The Problem Was Solved" #
"That Football Game
and What Came of It"  #
by Fr. Francis J. Finn, S.J.
[children's fiction, Catholic]
(online books)
{Sunday books}
My Sister, St. Therese"
by Sr. Genevieve of the Holy Face
(Celine Martin)
[biography/autobiography, Catholic]
{Sunday book}

"Unto The Hills"
by Jean Yoder
[Mennonite fiction]
{carried over from last week}


"The Middle Button"
by Kathryn Worth
[children's/YA fiction, historical,
based on the author's maternal ancestors]

"The Winthrop Woman"
by Anya Seton
[historical fiction]
{carrying over into next week}

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

Online Holy Cards With Collects added to Collection

Here are the latest additions to my collection of Collects.  

Please Pray

I'm asking for your prayers for a special intention.  I'm sorry, but I cannot go into any details, because it involves somebody else.

Friday, July 5, 2013

An Occasion of Great Joy « The Gospel in the Digital Age

An Occasion of Great Joy « The Gospel in the Digital Age

Great joy indeed!

Pro-Abortion Mom Makes Child Hold “Stay Out of My Womb” Sign With F-Bomb

Pro-Abortion Mom Makes Child Hold “Stay Out of My Womb” Sign With F-Bomb

Whoa!!!   It's bad enough when adults carry pro-abortion signs, with or without vulgar words
on them.  But when a CHILD is made to carry such a sign, the angels weep.  Not just cry; weep!
The angels weep. Satan gloats.




Popes John XXIII and John Paul II to be Canonized

http://www.ewtnnews.com/catholic-news/Vatican.php?id=7990

Okay, just a couple of thoughts, now that I've stopped cheering!

1: I wasn't a Catholic yet, and had no idea that I ever would be,
when Pope John XX111 died, but I vividly remember my grandpa
saying, "He was a good man, and not an anta-semit" (Grandpa 
used the Yiddish words for anti-Semite.)

2: I felt for years after I joined the Church that there was too big a gap
between the Joyful and Sorrowful Mysteries of the Rosary, and so I
was VERY happy when John Paul II added the Luminous Mysteries.