For a while now I had intended to have a post once a week into which I could gather bits and pieces of interest that have come up.
Let’s start with a link to Laetificat, a blog by a frequent commentatrix here. She has a good view of what is going on in communities of women religious and odd ball “nuns on busses”. She will often provide a detailed view of the goings on in Madison, often involving Bp. Morlino.
Right now she has a post about a family, a homeschooling family with multiple school age children, which she is trying to help. They have some financial needs and she has posted a link to “wish list” for them. In a click or two you could help a family in need. Click HERE. Here post is a little confusing, but you’ll figure it out.
Next, do you remember that photo I posted of a little boy with Cardinal Burke? HERE The little kid was sad because he was not able to make his First Holy Communion along with his brother. I received a note from the boy’s mother:
I just wanted to share Louis’ Caringbridge site with you and perhaps you could ask your readers to pray for him since they already “know” him in a way? He has an extremely rare condition called NOMID and we are praying to the intercession of Blessed John Paul II for his healing. HERE
Next, I direct your attention to the blog Rorate. One of the contributors there recently lost his mother to that end to which we all will come. HERE He is taking it pretty hard. Drop in.
On a cheerier note, my friend the great Dean of Bexley, His Hermeneuticalness himself, Fr. Tim Finigan had at his parish in mighty Blackfen (where strains of the non-Gregorian “We are Millwall…” can be heard – a chant with which my primitive brain-stem resonates on a scary-deep level) a visit from Franciscans of the Immaculate. They had a inspiring Mass. Photo courtesy of Mulier Fortis. His Haytchness also reported on the recent Evangelium conference. I was invited to attend but, alas, it was not possible. Next year I set out a special cigar box for donations so that I can attend. Oh, one more thing. Fr. Finigan also posted an on ONLINE PETITION to the Bishops of England and Wales to consecrate their lands to the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Immaculate Heart of Mary. Fr Z kudos for this and my full support.
The erudite Samuel Gregg has a new book coming out (pre-order HERE) which I am reading in an advance copy. Tea Party Catholic! Heavy going but rewarding, as is everything Sam writes.
At the Chant Cafe there is s striking photo of the profession of nine Domincan Friars in Washington DC. That province of Dominicans, you see, are acting like – I dunno – real Dominicans. As a result they are, whaddya know, getting vocations. Go look at the photo HERE.
Check out Michael Voris‘ video about beauty. HERE
I want to remind you also of the Dominican Sisters who sell SOAP and those who sing and make CDs and Benedictines who have CDs and… have I mentioned Carmelites who sell coffee? They have tea. And then there are the Pius Clocks. Lately I have written on Rosaries, the finest I have ever seen HERE and the most… I dunno… cool? HERE. And I am taking ads here, finally. They aren’t cheap but I do get over 750k page loads a month. I’m just sayin’.
Finally, remember in your prayers young Thomas Peters, who broke his neck in a swimming accident some weeks back. He is still recovering and the recovery is going to be very hard. He and his family need your prayers. There is a benefit concert for Thom on 14 August. HERE. 100% of the proceeds will go to the Peters family.
Finally, check out YOUR URGENT PRAYER REQUESTS. We are all in this together.
Really finally, a funny dog video.