Archive For September 29, 2015

My Rosary Love Affair – Part II

Okay, this is gonna be quick because I get to go to the Celebrate Life dinner tonight and I need to leave in 10 9 minutes. I realized yesterday that calling this my Rosary “love affair” is probably not accurate, because the term “love affair” sounds like something torrid and fleeting. Obviously, this particular love affair is…

My Rosary Love Affair – Part I

The feast of Our Lady of the Rosary will be here in nine short days’ time. This feast has had recurring significance for me, so to do something special to mark the occasion I’ve decided to write a novena of blog posts. Over the next nine days, by the grace of God, I intend to write nine…

Seven Quick Takes: Crazy, Gross, Priceless

Here are some highlights from the past week, in which I provide new definitions for a few common words. — 1 — Crazy: The guy that side swipes your mirror when you’re sitting at a stop light but just keeps on driving, and then when you finally chase him down acts like you’re the nut. — 2 —…

The Seven Sorrows Devotion

Today, the Catholic Church celebrates the memorial of Our Lady of Sorrows. In recognizing this day, we remember and reflect upon the sufferings Mary endured because she was the mother of Christ. We unite our suffering with hers, and with Christ’s, and we recognize the value of her intercession, especially as she understands and empathizes with…

Roses for Mary

Today is the Feast of the Nativity of Mary. As if they were keeping track of the calendar, my otherwise fallow rose bushes, which appear to have been planted twenty years ago and remained untended for the last ten, have produced two beautiful roses in celebration. Bonita’s religion teacher assigned a project over the weekend to…

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