Tuesday, October 31, 2006
Monday, October 30, 2006
Thanks to ScienceMom for sending this out... start today and it will end on Election Day! We will finish the month of October with the daily Rosary and switch to the Chaplet in November. Novena for Life for upcoming Elections Novena for the Culture of Life
This year's election offers another opportunity to further the Culture of Life. Please join us in praying a novena for the victory of the Culture of Life at all levels in the upcoming elections, and in the Supreme Court decision on the federal Partial-Birth Abortion ban (hearing scheduled for Nov 8).
The novena begins on Monday, October 30, and ends election day, November 7, 2006. The suggested prayer is the Chaplet of Divine Mercy, but feel free to substitute the Rosary, daily Mass, or another prayer of your choice.
My dearest friend Candise S. sent me this, and I had to post it. Cannot remember such a
"Ask God to give you the fervor of St. Albert the Great for science, the joy of St. Cecilia in your music, the diligence of Jerome for translating, and the clarity of St. John in writing. Run and play with St. Don Bosco, debate and persuade with St. Catherine, and fish with Peter himself. Holy Mary, who taught our Lord Himself in the school of Nazareth, accompany us on our new school year. St.
Joseph, headmaster and guide for the boy Jesus, lead us on a sure and safe path to Him."
From the address given at Homeschool Mass September, 2006.
Bishop Robert Finn, diocese of Kansas City-St.
Sunday, October 29, 2006
Enjoy it here and check periodically, there is a lot more coming up! If you have loved the photos I have published here by A. T., don't miss it! Some of the SMF High School Monet projects will appear there as well.
Also, our own Number Two is publishing an interesting paper she wrote recently contrasting Shakespeare's King Lear with Akiro Kurosawa's film Ran.
Photo by A. T.
Saturday, October 28, 2006
I am beginning to get letters thanking for Brideshead Revisited. It seems to be a success and I think it should be. Unfortunately it is not to be published until April because of shortage of paper and the delays in proof correcting due to my sojourn abroad. This is a pity because it is a book for winter reading. Also, I hope, in April everyone's mind will be on great events in Europe rather than novels of the past. Bu I believe it will go on being read for many years. The general criticism is that it is religious propaganda. That shows how opinion has changed in 80 years. No on now thinks a book which totally excludes religion is atheist propaganda. 80 years ago every novel included religion as part of the normal life of the people.
Friday, October 27, 2006
Thursday, October 26, 2006
Wednesday, October 25, 2006
Tuesday, October 24, 2006
Below is a collage made from photos of Number Five's gorgeous fall craft made at Co-op: Thank you, Mrs. S.! It hangs from our dining room chandelier.
...and another one from Number Five: never content to miss my co-op art projects, she took it to herself to do a little Monet as well: (I'd say with fabulous results).
I would like to add a post scriptum on our children's names: no, we do not, as I have heard asked, call them by their birth order number. (Although we do use a numeric roll call when loading the car to insure that all are onboard.) At home we call them by their beautiful baptismal names, stemming from the rich canon of saints of the Church, spanning centuries of history and geographical locations.
Monday, October 23, 2006
Saturday, October 21, 2006
Friday, October 20, 2006
Thursday, October 19, 2006
Wednesday, October 18, 2006
Tuesday, October 17, 2006
Monday, October 16, 2006
My Saint Margaret Fellowship Co-op art students who worked on Fra Angelico's Noli Tangere last year will surely appreciate this.
Sunday, October 15, 2006
Friday, October 13, 2006
Thursday, October 12, 2006
Tuesday, October 10, 2006
The last time I voted was over 2o years ago, in Brazil. I became a citizen a little over a year ago...
I just had to post my prolife opinion on the upcoming abortion ban vote, and the corn field across the road is enjoying the attention.
I made the motivational poster using this site. Hat tip to Love2LearnMom.
(We actually do have some traffic daily).
Monday, October 09, 2006
Prayer for John Paul II
O God, who in Thine ineffable providence wast pleased to number Thy servant John Paul amongst the sovereign pontiffs; grant, we beseech Thee, that he who reigned as the vicar of Thy Son on earth, may be joined in fellowship with Thy holy pontiffs for evermore. Through the same Jesus Christ, Thy Son, Our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with Thee, in the unity of the Holy Ghost, one God, world without end. Amen.
—Missale Romanum (1962), Collect for a Deceased Pope
(Photo source here)