Friday, March 20, 2009

7 Quick Takes Friday Vol 16

I'm short on time this week, so these might be rather disjointed Quick Takes. Check out Conversion Diary for more!


Did you hear that the Holy Father has declared June 19, 2009-June 19, 2010 as the Year of the Priest to help inspire "spiritual perfection" in priests. This is very timely!


A big Happy 17th Birthday to my eldest daughter today. For security reasons, I've included a picture of her in one of her favorite disguises. (Which way is she facing?)


I found this quote in our diocesan newspaper this week. The article was talking about "Sully" the pilot who landed the airplane in the Hudson River. He said he felt as if his entire life was set up to prepare him for this day. The author then goes on to talk about a book about the Blessed Mother written by Fulton Sheen who states that, "God always prepares extensively before He acts." This is good news to keep in mind when thinking about the future. Another reason not to worry about what might happen.


I forgot to put this in my post yesterday about St. Joseph. Here is a great prayer to St. Joseph that has been around for a long time. Pray it every day or as a novena.

Prayer to St. Joseph over 1900 years old
O St. Joseph whose protection is so great, so strong, so prompt before the Throne of God, I place in you all my interests and desires. O St. Joseph do assist me by your powerful intercession and obtain for me from your Divine Son all spiritual blessings through Jesus Christ, Our Lord; so that having engaged here below your Heavenly power I may offer my Thanksgiving and Homage to the Loving of Fathers. O St. Joseph, I never weary contemplating you and Jesus asleep in your arms. I dare not approach while He reposes near your heart. Press him to my name and kiss His fine Head for me, and ask Him to return the Kiss when I draw my dying breath. St. Joseph, Patron of departing souls, pray for us. Amen.


If you have a minute, would you mind praying a Memorare for our Seven Last Words of Christ performance? We had practice last night and many things went wrong. The devil appears to be working overtime and we have faced many obstacles. Based on that, I think it is going to be a FABULOUS performance! Thanks for the prayers!


Oh yeah, Happy 1st Day of Spring. Once Lent is over, I'll be sure to put up a nice springy looking header! Until then, you will have to be content gazing upon the cross.

I'm dead tired and I've racked my brain and I can't think of anything else to write, which for me, is unusual! So, on that note, have a nice day and a peaceful weekend!

1 comment:

  1. Have a little rest...
    we all need it sometimes.

    BTW: most theatre people HATE good rehearsals...everyone relaxes and the show goes downhill.
    Bad rehearsal=great show...I'm praying angelic guidance and protection for you!