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Sunday, November 30, 2008

Advent Wreath

Do you want the advantages of an Advent wreath without the muss and fuss of a real one in your home?

Dr. Mark Roberts (Pastor, Author, Speaker and Blogger) provides one on line! You can find it here.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Is Thanksgiving a Catholic Holiday?

The Puritans and their Indian/Native American/Aboriginal/First Nation pals put on the old feedbags in 1621. But what about this?

"An interesting bit of trivia is that the first American Thanksgiving was actually celebrated on September 8, 1565 in St. Augustine, Florida. The Native Americans and Spanish settlers held a feast and the Holy Mass was offered.

A second similar "Thanksgiving" celebration occurred on American soil on April 30, 1598 in Texas when Don Juan de Oñate declared a day of Thanksgiving to be commemorated by the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass."

Read about it here.

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Feast of St. Cecilia


St. Cecilia was just the opposite of the one Paul Simon (the singer, not the Senator) knew.

From Catholic Online:

"The story of S. Cecilia is not without beauty and merit. There was in the city of Rome a virgin named Cecilia, who was given in marriage to a youth named Valerian. She wore sackcloth next to her skin, and fasted, and invoked the saints and angels and virgins, beseeching them to guard her virginity. And she said to her husband, "I will tell you a secret if you will swear not to reveal it to anyone." And when he swore, she added, "There is an angel who watches me, and wards off from me any who would touch me." He said, "Dearest, if this be true, show me the angel." "That can only be if you will believe in one God, and be baptized."

She sent him to Pope S. Urban (223-230), who baptized him; and when he returned, he saw Cecilia praying in her chamber, and an angel by her with flaming wings, holding two crowns of roses and lilies, which he placed on their heads, and then vanished. Shortly after, Tibertius, the brother of Valerian, entered, and wondered at the fragrance and beauty of the flowers at that season of the year."

The painting is by Carlo Saraceni, circa 1610.
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V.I. Day

Happy V.I. Day, everyone!

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

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Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Giant Fake Monk ATTACKS!


Giant: "Adsum!" (I am here!)

Capuchin Monk: "Alea iacta est." (The die is cast.)

Giant: "Audentes fortuna iuvat." (Fortune favors the bold.)

Capuchin Monk : "Mors tua vita Mea!" (Your death, my life!)
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Monday, November 10, 2008

Stay Focused, Sister


Dissention in the ranks.

Sister Alfonso, we must stay focused on the enemy (Giant Puppets). Just because you found out that Sister James of the Marches voted for Obama doesn't mean you can treat her this way.

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