Sunday, November 27, 2011

ADVENT



FIRST WEEK OF ADVENT 
MAY GOD'S BLESSINGS BE UPON YOU.


Well, I think the first day of the new translation of the Catholic missal went well, though, next to me in Mass this morning was an elderly woman who whispered to me she was too old for all the changes. I could tell she was having a hard time with the missal. I am very glad for the changes. It feels awesome to me to know we are speaking closer to what the Latin text is. I know many people disagree with this but I like following along in the missal and I think people would get more out of it if they would, too.


On another note, I put up my advent wreath and candles today.  I purchased the regular taper candles and decorated around them but I am considering purchasing the LED tapers. I have seen them at a couple of different web sites. I just think they would be a little safer. Plus I could let them stay lit for most of the day. I am going out tomorrow to see if I can find them in a store somewhere. Hope so.







I, also purchased a devotional for the season. It focuses on writings of St. Francis.  I hope  to use this every morning with my son.








http://www.amazon.com/Advent-Christmas-Wisdom-Francis-Assisi/dp/0764817566








I hope you all have plans to draw closer to our Lord this Advent. It is a most beautiful time of the year.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving.

Just a little post with a little link about the first thanksgiving. I love this story. It is pretty interesting.

ttp://www.traditioninaction.org/History/B_005_Onate_Thanksgiving.html


HAPPY THANKSGIVING EVERYONE!!

Monday, November 21, 2011

Real Catholic TV and anniversary of Vatican II

I just wanted to post a link to a very inspiring analysis of  happenings since Vatican II.
I can relate to what he is saying. I am sure others can too.
I don't think there is anything I can add to what he says.


Dear Lord help us to educate our family for your glory.

"Since parents have conferred life on their children, they have a most solemn obligation to educate their offspring. Hence, parents must be acknowledged as the first and foremost educators of their children. Their role as educators is so decisive that scarcely anything can compensate for their failure in it. For it devolves on parents to create a family atmosphere so animated with love and reverence for God and others that a well-rounded personal and social development will be fostered among children. Hence, the family is the first school of those social virtues which every society needs."--Gravissimum Educationis (one of the documents of the Second Vatican Council)

Helping and Loving Our Neighbor

Corporal works of Mercy
Feed the hungry

Give drink to the thirsty

Clothe the naked

Shelter the homeless

Visit the sick

Visit the imprisoned

Bury the dead



The Spiritual Works of Mercy
Admonish the sinner

Instruct the ignorant

Counsel the doubtful

Comfort the sorrowful
Bear wrongs patiently

Forgive all injuries

Pray for the living and the dead


Good Samaritain