Tuesday, November 30, 2010
Monday, November 29, 2010
Friday, November 26, 2010
Tuesday, November 23, 2010
|My husband Rob and Piper|
The breviary gives these legendary details. Because of his zeal for souls, Pope Clement was banished to distant Chersonese; there he found two-thousand Christians who had received a similar sentence. When he came to these exiles he comforted them. "They all cried with one voice: Pray for us, blessed Clement, that we may become worthy of the promises of Christ. He replied: Without any merit of my own, the Lord sent me to you to share in your crowns." When they complained because they had to carry the water six miles, he encouraged them, "Let us all pray to the Lord Jesus Christ that He may open to His witnesses a fountain of water." "While blessed Clement was praying, the Lamb of God appeared to him; and at His feet a bubbling fountain of fresh water was flowing." Seeing the miracle, "All the pagans of the neighborhood began to believe."
When Trajan heard of these marvels, he ordered Clement to be drowned with an iron anchor about his neck. "While he was making his way to the sea, the people cried with a loud voice: Lord Jesus Christ, save him! But Clement prayed in tears: Father, receive my spirit." At the shore the Christians asked God to give them the body. The sea receded for three miles and there they found the body of the saint in a stone coffin within a small marble chapel; alongside lay the anchor. "You have given a dwelling to Your martyr Clement in the sea, O Lord, a temple of marble built by the hands of angels." The body was taken to Rome under Nicholas 1 (858-867) by Sts. Cyril and Methodius and placed in a church dedicated to his honor (S. Clemente). This is one of the most venerable of the churches in Rome because it retains all the liturgical arrangements of ancient times.
Excerpted from The Church's Year of Grace, Pius Parsch.
Patron: Boatmen; marble workers; mariners; sailors; sick children; stonecutters; watermen.
Symbols: Double or triple cross; tiara; fountain; anchor; maniple; marble temple in the sea; cross and anchor; nimbed lamb.
Taken from: http://www.catholicculture.org/culture/liturgicalyear/calendar/day.cfm?date=2010-11-23
Monday, November 22, 2010
For those that don't know what Advent is, it is derived from Latin word meaning coming. The Lord is Coming.
I also have to get the Advent wreath down from the attic this week and place it on the table with the 4 candles in it. We will say a prayer each Sunday as we light the candles. I found a neat site containing blessings and prayers during Advent. Catholic Mom has some wonderful ideas as well for Advent that I am going to do with the girls.
Sunday, November 21, 2010
Saturday, November 20, 2010
Archbishop of Canterbury England, who battled for discipline and justice, also called Edmund of Abingdon. Born in Abingdon, on November 30, 1180. he studied at Oxford, England, and in Paris, France. He taught art and mathematics at Oxford and was ordained. He spent eight years teaching theology and became Canon and treasurer of Salisbury Cathedral. An eloquent speaker, Edmund preached a crusade for Pope Gregory IX and was named archbishop of Canterbury. He became an advisor to King Henry III and presided in 1237 at Henry’s ratification of the Great Charter. When Cardinal Olt became a papal legate with the patronage of King Henry, Edmund protested. A long-lasting feud between Edmund, the king, and his legate led him to resigning his see in 1240. He went to Pontigny, France, where he became a Cistercian. He died at Soissons, on November 16. Edmund was canonized in 1246 or 1247. A hall in Oxford bears his name.
Friday, November 19, 2010
Isabella LOVES Jon Stewart. We never allow that show in our house, but her daddy watches that show, so Rob and I turned it to Jon Stewart and Isabella quickly looked up and smiled sooo big!
Here is the first paragraph of the article:
Demonstrating a remarkable callousness toward the dignity of the human person, a Minneapolis couple has decided to let a website vote determine whether they should give birth to, or abort their unborn child.
For crying out loud, these people nicknamed their baby "wiggles". The "mother" says that she is selfish and that she doesn't want to give that up. Ummmm....maybe they should of been more careful not to get pregnant, like maybe charting and not have sex on her fertile days.
This is what she said
“I’m not convinced that I want to change the status quo,” she wrote on her site. “I feel that as I age, I’ve actually gotten more selfish and set in my ways. I fear that the constant pressure to be the perfect wife and mother while maintaining a full-time job will eventually cause my brain to implode and lead to a nervous breakdown.”
Please go to their website and vote for them to keep the baby, here is the link, since they are basing this child's life on a poll.
It's a pumpkin stretch lace one.
And delicately beaded headband.
I wish I could just post the pictures here so it will be easier to see.
Thursday, November 18, 2010
Well, Em's class finally came, and she was soo happy to see me. I gave her a huge hug, and a kiss. I love getting hugs from my girls, their hugs are so warm and cozy. We go through the line to get our trays. They served mystery meat turkey, dressing, cranberry sauce, green beans and a yam. It was pretty good for cafeteria food. I talked with her friend and her friends mother that were sitting across from us. Her dad wasn't there because he is an Kuwait. They are a Navy family. It was really nice talking to them.
I really enjoyed yesterday with Em during lunch and seeing Reagan for a few minutes in her class. I was sad that I couldn't make it today for Reagan. But at least her daddy and Papa were there. Em didn't want to let me go when it was time for her to go back to class, she kept saying "One more hug mommy!" Made me all warm and fuzzy inside.
This morning when I was hugging the girls as they were leaving to go to their bus stop, Reagan said "Mommy your hugs are so warm, give me another hug!" They both hugged me a good 3-4 times before they finally went off to their bus stop. Sweet girls I have.
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
So instead of passwords you should create pass-phrases, and they should be at LEAST 15 characters long.
I mean come on now, this is getting out of hand with TSA. You can pat me down if needed but you will not touch my children.
I am graduating from college soon, and will be putting my resume out there across the western states. And I am dreading flying now, because TSA has just gotten out of hand.
Maybe they should take tips from Isreal
Tuesday, November 16, 2010
Surprising and Historic Vote: Archbishop Timothy Dolan Elected as President of United States Bishops Conference - U.s. - Catholic Online
Monday, November 15, 2010
Tuesday, November 9, 2010
Here is the link to the contest. Enter in for a chance to win a hand made Amethyst Sacrifice Beads.
This is one of them that I am looking at.