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A Catholic Mom's Trying-To-Remember-It-All Advent Calendar ARE WE THERE YET? - November 24, 2015 ... (beginning Monday!), we'll start building our Nativity Scene -- though we're not sure where we'll build it this year in the new "forever"house! The process will continue all the way up until Christmas. We're going to try to observe more closely the traditional manner and order of constructing the creche than we usually do, adding the traditional prayers and ceremonies you can find at the link. Note to self: Find the littlest critters first this year (the ones that don't specifically belong to ...http://arewethereyet-davisfarmmom.blogspot.com/2015/11/can-you-believe-it-three-days-until.html
Novena to St. Martin De Porres CATHOLIC FIRE - October 26, 2015 ... charity embraced not only the poor and needy but even the animals of the field. For your splendid example of charity, we honour you and invoke your help. From your place in heaven, hear the requests of your needy brethren, so that, by imitating your virtues we may live contentedly in that state in which God has placed us. And carrying our cross with strength and courage, may we follow in the footsteps of our blessed Redeemer and his most sorrowful mother, so that at last we ...http://catholicfire.blogspot.com/2015/10/novena-to-st-martin-de-porres.html
St. Paul of the Cross: Priest, Mystic, Founder CATHOLIC FIRE - October 19, 2015 ... in northern Italy as Paolo Francesco Danei, the second oldest of sixteen children, eleven of whom died in infancy. His father was from a noble family that had been reduced to poverty over the years. His parents were devout Catholics and their strong faith provided the grace they needed to accept their trials. Paul's mother had a deep and lively faith, which she shared with her son. She often read to him, sharing the writings of the desert fathers. Paul received his early ...http://catholicfire.blogspot.com/2015/10/st-paul-of-cross-priest-mystic-founder.html
The Bicentennial Ordination Anniversary of St. John Vianney CRISIS MAGAZINE - August 10, 2015 ... One of our responses might include a reference to Acts 1:12-14 and the mystery of the Ascension of Our Lord. Our Blessed Lord gives His Apostles the great commission, tells them to return to Jerusalem, and to await the coming of the Holy Spirit. Nine days later the Holy Spirit descended upon the Apostles, which for posterity after Pentecost, was an inspiration to set aside a time of prayer in what became known some time later as a Novena (which derives from the Latin novem meaning nine). The ...http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/CrisisMagazine/~3/JOGmIdOY8ew/the-bicentennial-ordination-anniversary-of-st-john-vianney
Friday Potpourri: Oh! I Must Not Forget to Pick Up Milk After Mass ADAM'S ALE - August 7, 2015 ... everybody hears a direction when it is given them. Children, dogs, my Dad, all with selective hearing. Sometimes Catholic congregations are like this also. For example, say it is time for the "Collect," the opening prayer of the Mass. The priest says, "Let us pray." That is an instruction. It is not a cue for the Missal to be brought to him. It does not mean, "Let's get ready to pray the prayer in the book together." It means: Pray. The brief ...http://clevelandpriest.blogspot.com/2015/08/friday-potpourri-oh-i-must-not-forget.html