Happy Memorial of St. Jerome, priest and one of the four original doctors of the Western Church.
“Ignorance of Scripture is ignorance of Christ.”
Patron: Archeologists; archivists; Bible scholars; librarians; libraries; schoolchildren; students; translators.
Symbols: Cardinal’s hat; lion; aged monk in desert; aged monk with Bible.
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!
::Doctors (they’re helping me to feel better).
::Mornings with Little Monk. He runs and jumps right in. He did it again this morning because he forgot it was Monday. He was bummed. He likes hanging out on the magical island (my bed) before the day has to start – and the magical island disappears (we make the bed)
::encouragement from my husband to relax and take a warm bath to soothe my frayed nerves.
::planning and dreaming with my husband on our nightly walks after dinner with the boys.
::visits from my Goddaughter. We have a really great time together.
::returned texts from Aaron.
::praying, prayers, the rosary and submitting to the importance of making the time to pray. Which leads us to…
I am praying for peace. For myself. I spoke with my favorite priest, Father Heaven. He let me in on a little secret that he heard from the Holy Spirit one day when he was praying. Always pray for peace, because it is something that only God can give you. “My peace I leave you, my peace I give you, let us offer each other a sign of peace…” See why I love this priest?!
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 for Aaron. I pray that he does good things. I pray that he finds God always wherever he is. I pray that he learns to wade through differences and opposition without negative judgement, grudges or past hurts.
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.
- Surprised By Truth 2: 15 Men and Women Give the Biblical and Historical Reasons For Becoming Catholic. (v. 2) by Patrick Madrid Father Heaven gave this to me when I visited to leave conspicuously laying around the house for my husband to read. He jokingly (although he’s always serious about this) said that whenever my husband was ready to be baptized, he would come right over. We can skip RCIA, he would deal with the Bishop! Very, very cute. Turned out that I began to read it and it is a page turner! He gave me V.2 as well!
- St. Monica and the Power of Persistent Prayer by Mike Aquilina and Mark W. Sullivan. Review on this book tomorrow! I finished reading it yesterday in my “soothe my frayed nerves” bath!
- By What Authority? by Mark P. Shea I am beginning to research for my talk on Sacred Scripture for a presentation at RCIA and picked this up. Do you have any other resources to help me with this? Please share!
- I am always in my Christian Prayer book for the Liturgy of the Hours.
Just listening to my rosary podcast for today – the Joyful Mysteries.
I made white rice and steak with onions and a side salad. Steak and onions is my husband’s favorite, so when I make it, he’s SUPER happy. Which makes me super happy. I love to dote on him as much as he doesn’t let me because he’s a man. Ya know?
Changing the sheets earlier than usual because my husband got some more tattoo work done. No matter how I wrap up the spots he’s tattoed on, the cling wrap unravels and we get ink on the sheets. I do love the feeling of clean sheets! But, I thought to use a thinner coverlet because we’re always hot in the middle of the night. BAD IDEA! I was freezing all night, which led me to chase him in the bed all night, and he ended up with “a broken shoulder from sleeping on the nightstand”. Sorry, honey.
The ornaments for the Advent Jesse Tree Ornament Swap over at LiturgicalTime.com. I have Jacob’s Ladder. I did one this weekend to see how I would manage and it took about 2 hours. Here’s hoping that I will get into a rhythm and make 32 of them in no time.
Around the Web
I haven’t been around the web much this week. I actually took an entire day off yesterday from Facebook, email, texting, blogging, commenting, you name it. And I liked it. I felt like the world passed me by and it was all ok.
Quite a few things for you actually. My first try at making Jacob’s Ladder.
The next is craft time at my house. The boys decided to get little treasure chests for themselves that they would paint as rainbows. A reminder of God’s promise. Lexicon put his prayers in the treasure chest. I just love that boy. Little Monk doesn’t have anything in there yet, it’s still drying because he used alot of paint! And yes, that’s the husband playing Tetris in the background. We love that game.
A cross that Father Heaven thought I would like and he set aside for me. As you know, he moved a few months ago. During his move he was sorting through stuff and thought I would like it. I love it. I showed it to my husband and he immediately nailed it up in the entry way to the house. God is Good.
Finally, a sunset on one of our many walks where we talk about our dreams, family and most of all laugh.