Wednesday, April 30, 2008
The response at Latin Mass is, "Ad Deum qui laetificat juventutem meam." To God Who giveth joy to my youth.
Much joy was had on our field trip to DC on Tuesday. Our homeschool group even met up with another homeschooling family visiting the area that heard of our trip on a Catholic homeschool yahoogroup! So 7 homeschool families accompanied by a kind Priest spent the day touring the Basilica. Our priest said Mass for us in a side chapel. After a few hours we left to visit the John Paul II cultural center interactive museum. The kids had the whole place to themselves and were delighted to be given clipboards and a scavenger hunt list.
Below are some photographs from the trip. As the April Shower of Photos blog carnival ends I post these and hope that the 30 or so blog photographers who tried new things will continue to be inspired by Jennifer's idea and will keep taking photos and talking about them. It's been great!
Monday, April 28, 2008
I had remembered reading that it was important to share with your children your hobbies...that your love for something will translate. So I got out some photo books and explained aperature and shutter and macro focus and we got our feet wet, literally!
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Saturday, April 26, 2008
|You've Changed 40% in 10 Years|
While you've changed some, you may want to update your wardrobe, music collection and circle of friends.
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Friday, April 25, 2008
Thursday, April 24, 2008
Wednesday, April 23, 2008
"...it is necessary to conclude that nothing [sic] has changed in the will of Rome to follow the Conciliar orientations, despite forty years of crisis, despite the deserted convents, the abandoned rectories, the empty churches. The Catholic universities persist in their ramblings, the teaching of the Catechism remains unknown at the same time that the Catholic school does not exist anymore as particularly Catholic: it has become an extinct species… [sic]"
And, Oh! what Recapturing Our Catholic Patrimony says about working on our own personal holiness, " Despite 40 years of turbulence, the real question that needs to be asked is not why hasn’t the big guy done anything [for surely we know he has – just look at the short history of his pontificate], rather what can I do to bring about change, holiness, and grace, into the particular part of the world in which I live.God’s grace is present to us in every moment, in our everyday. Why is it I so easily lose sight of it, failing to be God’s vessel of change and grace in my life, in my temple, in my local Church?
And his gifts were that some should be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, some pastors and teachers, to equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ, until we all attain to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to mature manhood, to the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ; Eph. 4:11-13"
Tuesday, April 22, 2008
“Et cum spiritu tuo,” replied the three altar boys flanking him. (“And with thy spirit.”)
Father Grimm was looking not at the 117 worshipers, almost a full house, who were kneeling in the pews of Our Lady of Victories, but toward the large crucifix hanging above the altar, like a captain at the helm of a ship.
Monday, April 21, 2008
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Sunday, April 20, 2008
Saturday, April 19, 2008
A magical day sometimes turns into a....
Out back, with the deck spot lights on and the tripod set up, it looked like faeries might come out to dance any moment!
Thursday, April 17, 2008
Imagine that the head of the society has written extensively on the benefits of healthy living through a vegetarian lifestyle.
Imagine that he graces you with a visit.
AND YOU SERVE HIM HOTDOGS!
Pray for us Holy Father....
Wednesday, April 16, 2008
Sunday, April 13, 2008
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Saturday, April 5, 2008
Friday, April 4, 2008
1 But there were also false prophets among the people, even as there shall be among you lying teachers, who shall bring in sects of perdition, and deny the Lord who bought them: bringing upon themselves swift destruction. 2 And many shall follow their riotousnesses, through whom the way of truth shall be evil spoken of. 3 And through covetousness shall they with feigned words make merchandise of you. Whose judgment now of a long time lingereth not, and their perdition slumbereth not.