Catholic Woman’s Almanac {CWA} Vol. 21

CWA Time people!!! One of my favorite days of the week around here (I love Sundays too) Link up time over at Suscipio! Pretty self-explanatory, just respond to the bold items and link up!

::Growth. My own growth – and thankful to God for making it so.
::Picking up where I left off.
::Answered prayers about my boys and possibility
::A day of rest. Knitting, tea, Dominican chant, reading…ahhhh.
::Friends (Theresa, I’m looking at you) who take the time to share with me.
::The strong need to go to Adoration each week.

::Please pray for my Suscipio sister, Angela. She was just diagnosed with cancer. These are the times I wish I lived closer to people. Then I’d be moving a lot.
::Please pray for a long time friend, back in my life, E. She has a tumor near the front stem of her brain. Looks benign, but please pray for her healing. Surgery is in December to have it removed.
::Special intentions. I am praying a whopper of a novena. The 54 day grande dame novena, in fact called the Rosary Novena to Our Lady. I am doing this with my friend Tiffany. We also are choosing an hour each week to spend before our Lord in adoration. Last time I had a migraine, this time, I cried. I guess that’s better??
::My friends, especially Pickles, S and the ladies over at Suscipio and Catholic Mom Cafe.
::Those in the pews who struggle in their faith, are atheists, or who have fallen asleep.
::My husband. Why? Because I love him.

Thinking and Reflecting
I am reflecting on my meekness. On my patience in all things. On realizing that I may think I’m patient, but I’m not. This came to mind:

How weighty to me are your thoughts, O God!
How vast is the sum of them!
I try to count them—they are more than the sand;
I come to the end—I am still with you.
Psalm 139:17-18

My patience path is as long as the many grains of sand on a beach. Because I am among the grains of sand, I can get consumed by the weight of them, but with God’s loving expanse and panoramic view of me, you, the world even, we have quite a ways to go. Or at least I do.

  • The Great Divorce by C.S. Lewis I can’t recommend this enough. This is my second time reading it.
  • I am always in my Christian Prayer book for the Liturgy of the Hours.

I love this. It’s The Beatitudes Sung by Nóirín Ní Riain & the monks of Glenstal Abbey. Absolutely beautiful. Please listen to is. It’s only about 3 minutes.

Tonight it’s cinnamon crumb muffins for a pot luck tomorrow at work. I was supposed to make carrot cake cupcakes, but as always, I think I have more time than I actually do.

Homing & Making
I finished that scarf for Gabriel and am now on a scarf for Alex. I am trying the double seeded stitch. Bad idea. You have to pay attention to do it. I keep forgetting my place. Now the scarf has two different patterns. Looks like th double seed stitch is getting eaten by what I now dub the “crazy stitch”.

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I didn’t make this, Lexicon did, but I had to share it. It’s a rosary! He made this at school. 


Here’s Little Monk’s scarf. He loves it…but it’s a little itchy.


Around the Web
::A cute knit and crochet community called Ever been?
::I visited this blogger. A Woman’s Place … head over. I think you’ll like it. I know I did. I wish I lived near her too.
::I spent time on this blog too (you’ll see a comment from me if you look hard enough) My new love, Lectio Divina. Read about Lectio-to-go on A Cloistered Heart

We got some sweet treats from Em-and-the-gang this weekend and a Dominican themed rosary with some knits-n-stuffs from Tiff at the end of what was a spiritually brutal week. They are a thoughtful couple of gals.

You know this had to show up on my screen just as the Advent #VeilProject is underway. Go #TeamVeil! We are finalizing the details of all FIVE giveaways. Yes, five. Apparently, veils are takin’ova.


Tonight is #RCIA – pray for conversion and to the Holy Spirit!


16 thoughts on “Catholic Woman’s Almanac {CWA} Vol. 21

  1. Listening to the lovely music as I comment : )

    I am glad I didn’t scare you away with my words LOL!

    Wore a scarf this week as I wait for my veil…I have started journaling about it to share during Advent. It was difficult and yet…not. All kinds of thoughts and emotions involved : )

    Your blog is wonderful…I don’t know how you keep up!

    Much love…


    1. NOT AT ALL! How do I keep up? I have an email in my drafts in reply to you!

      🙂 as you can see – been a little harried of late. But have some positive news to share with those close-ies (just made that up for my friends)

      glad you liked the music. prayers for you.


  2. What an inspiring almanac.. how serene, how peaceful, how trusting of God’s love.

    I will listen to the music tomorrow morning when the house is silent 🙂


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