Saturday, June 28, 2014

Sunday Snippets-- A Catholic Carnival

Well, once again it is time for Sunday Snippets!  Thanks to RAnn for hosting!  I've discovered some wonderful blogs here.  How about sharing yours?


(This may be a good time to explain my use of the tag
The Gratitude Attitude Game)


Semper Gaudete! : Sudan's Meriam Ibrahim 'Freed' From Prison  

Semper Gaudete! : Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen One Step Closer to Beatification

Semper Gaudete! : Update on Meriam Ibrahim... Terrible News

Semper Gaudete! : EWTN Corpus Christi Mass & Procession- 2016-6-22- Fr. John Paul

Semper Gaudete! : Meriam Ibrahim Freed Again

Semper Gaudete! : 23 States Allow Rapists to Demand Custody of Their Victim’s Children

Semper Gaudete! : Meriam Ibrahim Charged With Fraud, Prohibited From Leaving Country

Semper Gaudete! : Meriam Ibrahim Reportedly Freed Again After Re-Arrest on “Forgery” Charges

Semper Gaudete! : Browsing for Magnets

Semper Gaudete! : Sudanese woman Meriam Ibrahim 'safe and well' in US embassy

Semper Gaudete! : Books Read in the Past Week

Books Read in the Past Week

Books read for the first time are marked with a #
Books, (except Sunday books) are grouped by author, and not necessarily in the order read.


"Love God And Do What You Please"
by St. Alphonsus Liguori
adapted by M. J. Huber
[spiritual reading]
a favorite of mine; thank God it wasn't one of the books
lost when I moved!
"Least of All, Me"
by Sr. Anthony Marie, OSF
[Catholic fiction, based on fact]
{Sunday books}


Bible books(s) read this week:
"Galatians"
"Isaiah"
(This post explains my Bible-reading plan.)
{Also,  inspired by something I read in 
"The Way of a Pilgrim," I now
read one full Gospel every day, dividing each Gospel into several portions}
I found that this doesn't work for me;
so now I'm going to read one Gospel
a week.


"Red Rose and Tiger Lily or
In a Wider World" #
(sequel to "A World of Girls")
by L. T. Meade
[children's fiction]
(free Amazon Kindle book)
I'd been meaning to read this for several months.
{carried over from last week}


"The Great American Broadcast: A Celebration of Radio's Golden Age"
by Leonard Maltin
{carried over from last week}

"A Candle of My Own" #
Thoughts on Shabbos Candles
by Girls Who Light Them
[Judaica, non-fiction]
(I glanced into this book in the library
years ago, but I've never read it in its
entirety until now.)

"Fifth Chinese Daughter"
by Jade Snow Wong
[autobiography]


"Emily of Deep Valley"
by Maud Hart Lovelace
[YA fiction]
{carrying over into next week}

Long-term  reading:
"Ascent of Mount Carmel"
by St. John of the Cross
translated by E. Allison Peers
[Catholic spirituality]
"Babylonian Talmud"
by The Jewish Publication Society of America
[Judaica}

Friday, June 27, 2014

Sudanese woman Meriam Ibrahim 'safe and well' in US embassy

This is the latest news about Meriam Ibrahim.  I'm VERY thankful, but I think we should keep praying until she on
American soil.

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Browsing for Magnets

Sometimes I like to just browse for magnets without searching for anything specific.  I've found quite a few really nice magnets for my collection in this way.  Well, today was
no exception... I found a very cute magnet, and, since it
was the last one the seller had, I ordered it immediately.


Meriam Ibrahim Reportedly Freed Again After Re-Arrest on “Forgery” Charges

Meriam Ibrahim Reportedly Freed Again After Re-Arrest on “Forgery” Charges
We need to keep praying for Meriam Ibrahim until she is safely out of Sudan, and also pray for her sadly misguided brother.

Monday, June 23, 2014

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Sunday Snippets-- A Catholic Carnival

It's time once again for Sunday Snippets!  Thanks to RAnn for hosting.  I've discovered some wonderful blogs here.  How about sharing yours?




Books Read in the Past Week

Books read for the first time are marked with a #
Books, (except Sunday books) are grouped by author, and not necessarily in the order read.


"Love God And Do What You Please"
by St. Alphonsus Liguori
adapted by M. J. Huber
[spiritual reading]
a favorite of mine; thank God it wasn't one of the books
lost when I moved!
"Bless Me, Father, for I Have Kids" #
by Susie Lloyd
[nonfiction, humor]
(Kindle books)
{reserved for Sunday}

Bible books(s) read this week:
"Deuteronomy"
"Jonah"
(one my favorites!)
"Galatians"
(This post explains my Bible-reading plan.)
{Also,  inspired by something I read in 
"The Way of a Pilgrim," I've started
reading one full Gospel every day, dividing each Gospel into several portions.}
"Matthew"
(Monday and Friday]
"Mark"
(Tuesday and Saturday)
"Luke"
(Wednesday)
"John"
(Thursday)



"Raise High The Roof Beam, Carpenters"
and "Seymour: An Introduction"
{"Seymour" carried over from last week}
"Franny" and "Zooey" 
by J. D. Salinger
[fiction]


"The Way of a Pilgrim
and The Pilgrim Continues His Way"
author unknown.
Translated by Helen Bacovcin
Foreword by Walter J. Ciszek, S.J.
[Spirituality (Orthodox, Russian)]

Autobiography?  Fiction?
This is not the translation read by Franny Glass.


"Carney's House Party"
by Maud Hart Lovelace
[YA fiction]

"Red Rose and Tiger Lily or
In a Wider World" #
(sequel to "A World of Girls")
by L. T. Meade
[children's fiction]
(free Amazon Kindle book)
I've been meaning to read this for several
months.
{carrying over into next week}

"The Great American Broadcast: A Celebration
of Radio's Golden Age"
by Leonard Maltin
{carrying over into next week}

Old Favorite

After searching for a long time, I finally found an affordable copy of an old favorite book.

I’m VERY glad to be able to read this again.

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Secretary of State John Kerry Finally Speaks Up for Meriam Ibrahim

Secretary of State John Kerry Finally Speaks Up for Meriam Ibrahim

In 1994, American citizen Michael Fay was sentenced to six strokes of the cane for theft and vandalism in Singapore. President Bill Clinton pressured the government, and while the punished wasn’t cancelled, it was, at least, reduced to four strokes.
Now, twenty years later, Meriam Ibrahim, who is also an American citizen, is facing 100 whiplashes and death by hanging, not for any crime, but because of her Christian faith. And what is President Barack Obama doing to help her? As an American citizen, I am angry and ashamed to have to say: Nothing. The President of the United States of America is doing NOTHING to save Meriam Ibrahim.
I’m praying for Meriam Ibrahim.
I’m also praying for my country.

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Sunday Snippets-- A Catholic Carnival


Thanks, many thanks to RAnn for hosting Sunday Snippets  every week on her blog.  I've discovered some wonderful blogs here.  How about sharing yours?







Liturgical Day, Actual Day

My Liturgical day begins before my actual day. I get up at 4:00 in the morning and pray the Office of Readings, using the online IBreviary. I then go back to bed until 6:00. I make my Morning Offering, pray the Angelus, have a cup of coffee, and then pray Morning Prayer.
I find the IBreviary so convenient!

Books Read in the Past Week

Books read for the first time are marked with a #
Books are listed by author, and not necessarily in the order read.


"Love God And Do What You Please"
by St. Alphonsus Liguori
adapted by M. J. Huber
[spiritual reading]
a favorite of mine; thank God it wasn't one of the books
lost when I moved!
"Bless Me, Father, for I Have Kids" #
by Susie Lloyd
[nonfiction, humor]
(Kindle books)
{reserved for Sunday}

Bible books(s) read this week:
"Deuteronomy"
(This post explains my Bible-reading plan.)

"Betsy and Joe"
{carried over from last week}
by Maud Hart Lovelace
[YA fiction]


"Casebook of Successful Ideas for Advertising and Selling"
by Samm Sinclair Baker
[nonfiction]
{carried over from last week}
(I first saw this book in my high school... or was it junior high school? library. 
I love the case histories in this book, and now, thanks to the Internet,
I can actually SEE some of the advertisements mentioned!)    

"Go Jump In The Pool!"
by Gordon Korman
[children's fiction, "Bruno and Boots" series]
(openlibrary.org loan)

"There's A Boy In The Girls' Bathroom"
by Louis Sachar
[children's fiction]
(I've blogged in the past about how this book led me to several others.)

"The Church Ladies" #
by Lisa Samson
[Christian fiction, Protestant]
(openlibrary.org loan)
I plan to read more books by Lisa Samson. I'm
so glad I discovered her through RAnn's blog.

"Raise High The Roof Beam, Carpenters"
and "Seymour: An Introduction"
(I've finished the first story, and am now reading
"Seymour."
by J. D. Salinger
[fiction]
{carrying over into next week}

This Week's Fan Fiction

Two new chapters added to
To go directly to the new chapters,

Friday, June 13, 2014

My Friend Tony (Yearly Repost)



And yep, I mean St. Anthony of Padua, whose Feast is today!
How many times have people prayed some version of the prayer:
"Tony, Tony, come around.
Something's lost and must be found"?
I know St. Anthony is ALWAYS helping me find stuff.
Years ago, when I had just recently converted to Catholicism, I called
Mom at work (It was her usual break time.)
Mom said, "I can't talk right now. We're missing an important file and
we've looked all over for it."
"Okay," I said, "call me back when it turns up."
Well, within five minutes she called me. The file had been found.
"Aren't you going to thank me?" I asked.
"Thank you? What for? You're not even here."
"I know," I said, "but who do you think prayed to St. Anthony?"
More recently, I was chatting with a couple of my online friends, and
one of them was going slightly nuts because she had misplaced something, and couldn't find it anywhere. I said a prayer to St. Anthony, and then typed,
"Try looking again."
She didn't want to, but I persuaded her. And then she typed, in caps
"I FOUND IT!!!!!!"
I wasn't a bit surprised!
Does St. Anthony ALWAYS get lost articles back for me? Well, almost! One morning I couldn't find my Rosary. I looked. I prayed. To my surprise, I still did
not find it. But later that morning, I received a brand-new, beautiful Rosary from a Catholic organization. I'm almost SURE I heard St. Anthony chuckling.
BTW, the lost Rosary did turn up eventually.
Of course, there's much more to St. Anthony than just running the Lost and Found! :)

Updated in 2013 to add Fr. Anthony's very inspirational homily.

Monday, June 9, 2014

I THOROUGHLY Disagree With This Article

Someone wrote that adults should feel embarrassed to read children's books.  That article made me want to yell "COW FLOPS!"
Would the author prefer that we read pornography?


Sunday, June 8, 2014

New Image in Rosary Art Collection

I've just added this icon to my Rosary Art Collection.

a minor friar blog: The Holy Spirit

I just HAD to share this!


a minor friar blog: The Holy Spirit: I got caught up in the readings on the way up to Pentecost, especially Jesus' prayer at the Last Supper as it comes to us in John. &qu...

Sunday Snippets-- A Catholic Carnival

Thanks, many thanks to RAnn for hosting Sunday Snippets every week on her blog.  I've discovered some
wonderful blogs here.  How about sharing yours?


The Semper Gaudete! Blog Documents Room: Pro-Lifer Confronts Vandals Who Defaced Her Pro-Life Bumper Stickers, Her Reaction is Priceless

The Semper Gaudete! Blog Documents Room: Run That By Me Again

The Semper Gaudete! Blog Documents Room: Pro-Lifer Rushes Into Planned Parenthood Clinic to Save Baby From Abortion

The Semper Gaudete! Blog Documents Room: Cat Gets Caught Stealing From A Drawer (Un chat surpris en train de foui...

The Semper Gaudete! Blog Documents Room: This Week's Fan Fiction

The Semper Gaudete! Blog Documents Room: Books Read In The Past Week

Saturday, June 7, 2014

Books Read In The Past Week

Books read for the first time are marked with a #
Books are listed by author, and not necessarily in the order read.


"Love God And Do What You Please"
by St. Alphonsus Liguori
adapted by M. J. Huber
[spiritual reading]
a favorite of mine; thank God it wasn't one of the books
lost when I moved!
"Bless Me, Father, for I Have Kids" #
by Susie Lloyd
[nonfiction, humor]
(Kindle books)
{reserved for Sunday}

Bible books(s) read this week:
"Deuteronomy"
(This post explains my Bible-reading plan.)

"Betsy Was a Junior"
{carried over from last week}
"Betsy and Joe"
{carrying over into next week}
by Maud Hart Lovelace
[YA fiction]


"Book by Book: The Complete Guide to Creating Mother-Daughter Book Clubs"
by Cindy Hudson
[nonfiction]
(Kindle book)
{carried over from last week}
I was able to get this for $0.99 thanks to Heather Vogel Frederick's blog.



"Penina Levine is a Hard Boiled Egg" #
by Rebecca O'Connell
[children's fiction, Judaica]

"Half and Half" #
by Lensey Namioka
[children's fiction]
(openlibrary.org loan)

"Autumn Winifred Oliver Does Things Different" #
by Kristen O'Donnell Tubb
[children's fiction]


"The Ring of Rocamadour" #
by Michael D. Beil
[children's fiction, Red Blazer Girls series]
(Kindle book)
  https://www.goodreads.com/group/show/188-children-s-books selection

"Casebook of Successful Ideas for Advertising and Selling"
by Samm Sinclair Baker
[nonfiction]
{carrying over into next week}
(I first saw this book in my high school... or was it junior high school? library. 
I love the case histories in this book, and now, thanks to the Internet,
I can actually SEE some of the advertisements mentioned!)              

This Week's Fan Fiction

23rd Precinct
New chapter added.
To go directly to the newest chapter,
click here.

Cat Gets Caught Stealing From A Drawer (Un chat surpris en train de foui...



This is too funny!  I just HAD to share it.

Friday, June 6, 2014

Pro-Lifer Rushes Into Planned Parenthood Clinic to Save Baby From Abortion

Pro-Lifer Rushes Into Planned Parenthood Clinic to Save Baby From Abortion

I thank God for every baby saved from abortion.

Run That By Me Again

Someone once told me that she was against the death penalty because, quote, innocent people have been executed, unquote. Later in that same conversation, she said that she was in favor of abortion.
I responded,  "Excuse me?  And you are against the death penalty because....?"