I almost forgot to share this with you! I created a new tab “Resources” be sure to check that out! Has most everything I’ve ever researched, looked at, read and enjoyed in the treasure trove of all things Catholic!
::Pictures of favorite vacations spots from S. Tells me she’s really relaxing and enjoying herself.
::Buying Aaron a bible and YouCat (comes tomorrow!)
::The wonderful Fall-like weather we are having here. Complete with turning leaves.
::My husband watching EWTN with me and getting me the Mater Eucharistae CD. Something about nuns I tell ya. I love them.
::Acute hours at Little Monk’s doctors office. He’s ok, but needed to be checked out to be sure there were no infections. Weather change. He gets sick…
::Divine Office app. I read the hours like nobody’s business this week. Even including the Office of Readings most days.
::A family at mass who sat with my boys (and they didn’t just put them on the end. They physically integrated them with their family) as I cantored so they wouldn’t be alone behind me, or in a pew.
I am praying for my family, my husband and children to stay close to our Lord always. I am also praying for the ability to see God in everything – good, bad, ugly and indifferent. Always.
I am praying the St. Monica Novena over at praymorenovenas.com – for my husband, for Aaron and peace in my family always. You should click on over and pray there too.
I am praying that this school year will bring much learning, faith, joy and love to every child (no matter how old).
I am praying for me. That’s rare. I usually pray for others, but work has been especially tense and I don’t want that tension seeping into my home. Because I love them…those little family critters.
I am praying the rosary with special intentions for all of you in a very special, Holy Spirit driven way. Why? Because that’s what we do. Pray for eachother.
- I am still working my way through these taken from the Fraternities of Saint Dominic, Province of St. Joseph website:
- The Life of Saint Dominic
- Laity in the Church: Our Call to Action
- Our Chapter, Our Community
- This came through my Bloglovin’ feed last night and I immediately shared and downloaded. It’s titled “Fast-knit to Christ” While meant for those discerning a call to become a Dominican Contemplative nun, why cant we laity read and glean?! Thank you Sisters!!
- And, I am always in my Christian Prayer book for the Liturgy of the Hours.
- As you can see, not much reading this week. There’s a reason for that. My new friend Tiffany just received her copy of The New Wine of Dominican Spirituality so I am waiting for her to catch up to Chapter 2, then it’s ON!
I am listening to Mater Eucharistae. BEAUTIFUL is all I can say.
Eeek. Is it bad? We had Chinese take out. Sometimes that happens on a Sunday.
This is why we had Chinese take out last night. I spent ALL weekend cleaning the house. Friday night, I cleaned the downstairs after work. Saturday, I cleaned half the upstairs and Sunday, (I know, horrible!) I cleaned the other half – that’s 2500 sq ft. of clean with three bathrooms (in a house of boys!). I also did the laundry for me and the boys along with some of the hubs whites. Since going back to work full time, he generally takes care of his laundry. But if I see a clean load sitting there, I fold it for him and put it away. I know how much he hates to fold clothes. Maybe if he learned this technique?
I’m making cookies for the boys. Why? Because they like it and I thought I would get some too. Nope. Not enough for me. But it make the house smell great. I am still making rosaries. Pretty, purple mixed ones and gold with green ones.
I am learning that unplugging is SO very necessary for me. I didn’t used to need that time. But as I get older, you know. I need it. The recharge is good for my soul. That means no cell phone, no Facebook or checking work email. It can all wait. I mean I knew that. But now my soul really, really knows that.
Around the Web
I spent some time on these websites this week, enjoy!
Saint Name Generator. I thought who would I get. Can you guess?? St. Francis de Sales. SO…we will have to read and learn more about him. Who’d you get?
Dominican Nuns of Summit, NJ because I got a new follower who is joining this order in January. SO very cool. Read her vocation story here.
The Virtual Abbey (blogspot site) The Virtual Abbey (WordPress site) I think they’re Benedictine nuns. They don’t have an About Us tab which, I think makes them cooler. You have to read to learn bits about them. They tweet, pray, write and review books. They’re cool. Follow them. Pray with them.
Ok, so this is what we do when Daddy’s travels. We take silly pics of ourselves, photo booth style and send them to him. This time, Mommy forgot to send. So you get to see them. As you can figure out, Lexicon was feeling cuddly, and Monk was…well Monk. Silly.