Today was the opening of the season for St. Louis Patriots Homeschool Baseball. It was just a bit cold for baseball but that didn’t stop anyone. Crozet is number “9″ in honor of Drew Brees. Yes, we are mixing up our sports! Our game was followed by a mega picnic with all three Patriot teams and their families. Now we are home defrosting.
It’s going to be a fun baseball-filled spring!
Prayers for Day 5
I hope you are getting ready for the 4th Annual St. Joseph Altar Blog Fest!
Prayers for Day 3
And, please Pray for the Church!
Prayers for Day 2
Have you visited the Virtual St. Joseph Altar yet?
From the Virtual St. Joseph Altar blog:
We’re in the home stretch now! If you begin your novena today it will end on the eve of the Solemnity. I will post each days’ prayers as we go along. Hope you will join us!
Novena to Saint Joseph:
Glorious Saint Joseph, faithful follower of Jesus Christ, to you we raise our hearts and hands to implore your powerful intercession to obtain, from the benign heart of Jesus, all the helps and graces necessary for our spiritual and temporal welfare, particularly for the grace of a happy death and this special favour we now request . . . O guardian of the Word Incarnate, we feel animated with confidence that your prayers on our behalf will be graciously heard before the throne of God. O Glorious Saint Joseph, through the love you bear to Jesus Christ and for the glory of His name, hear our prayers and obtain our petitions. Amen.
Novena Day 1
O great St. Joseph, with feelings of unlimited confidence, we beg you to bless this novena that we begin in your honour. “You are never invoked in vain” says the seraphic St. Theresa of Jesus. Be you then to me what you have been to that spouse of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and graciously hear me as you did her. Amen.
Saint Joseph, pray for us!
Back in the fall, Crozet made it onto the St. Louis Patriots Homeschool Baseball team. He is on the freshman team and the season is about to begin! We’ve had some indoor cage batting practices, and our opening showcase/picnic is just one week away.
Bats, gloves, caps, cleats! Quite a different deal for this dance mom but I’ll get the hang of it!
First The Pope App, now the Conclave App! Smart phones have never been so much fun.
Your free mobile hub
for conclave news.
Conclave is a free app that keeps you up to date on the papal election.
• Be among the first to see the white smoke rise—watch the live video feed from St. Peter’s Square.
• Learn about the cardinals in the conclave—115 electors, and 1 future pope.
• Read the official documents instating, defining, and amending the conclave’s process.
• Follow key Catholic sources and authorities like The National Catholic Register and Jimmy Akin.
• See what Twitter has to say about the conclave
I’m ready! How ’bout you?
Happy Saint David’s Day! My grandmother, who was half Welsh, half Greek always observed Saint David’s Day! Saint David (c. 500–589) is the patron saint of Wales, and in Welsh he is reffered to as Dewi Sant.
The daffodil, the national flower of Wales, is traditionally worn on St. David’s Day. Another traditional emblem of Wales, often associated with St. David’s Day but not as aromatic, is the leek.
From British Life and Culture: There are many explanations of how the leek came to be adopted as the national emblem of Wales. One is that St David advised the Welsh, on the eve of battle with the Saxons, to wear leeks in their caps to distinguish friend from foe. As Shakespeare records in Henry V, the Welsh archers wore leeks at the battle of Agincourt in 1415.
Read more on St. David at The Last Welsh Martyr.
Prayer for St. David’s Day
Almighty God, who didst call thy servant David to be a faithful and wise steward of thy mysteries for the people of Wales: Mercifully grant that, following his purity of life and zeal for the gospel of Christ, we may with him receive the crown of everlasting life; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and ever.
Straight from the Vatican:
An app focused on the figure of the Pope. It will allow you to follow his events live and to set up alerts notifying you when papal events begin.
It will also give you access to all official papal-related content in a variety of formats: news and official speeches, galleries with the latest images and videos, access to his calendar, and links to other services of the Holy See.
Additionally, the app will let you see key areas of the Vatican through webcams distributed throughout St. Peter’s Square that are always broadcasting images.
This free app is available for iPhone and Android. I’ve got mine!
March is the Month of St. Joseph and what better way to give him honor than with your very own St. Joseph Altar. Sounds intimidating, but it doesn’t have to be. There are certain guidelines that will help you get started, but remember, it’s your Altar and it should reflect you and your family. Our first home Altar was very simple: a cake, some cookies, and coloring pages by the kids! It’s a family affair, so be sure to get everyone involved.
The Feast Day will be here before you know it, so start planning!
A bit of history will help you begin your planning, and here are some altar photos for inspiration.
For some real inspiration, be sure to check out the 1st, 2nd and 3rd Annual St. Joseph Altar blog fests!
To join in the celebration, simply make a blog post about your Altar. Include whatever details you like and of course, some pics. When you are done, link it here. Linking will begin on March 19 and continue till the end of the month.
Simple or extravagant, we want to see it! So come back on, or soon after, March 19 to link your Altar post. In the meantime, head to the Virtual St. Joseph Altar for all the info you need to get started planning your Altar.
Grab the button above for your blog, link it back to 4th St. Joseph Altar Blog Fest, and be sure to spread the word!
My very own Irving Berlin song! Thanks, Bob!
Put It on the List
By F.R. Duplantier
Have you seen the work I do
Up and down this house for you?
When I come back from the store,
Then you tell me we need more
Bath soap and talcum powder,
Parsnips and crab-corn chowder,
Premium potting soil
And aluminum foil?
If we need more peanut butter,
Communicate that to your mother,
Put it on the list.
No, I didn’t buy
More cans of tuna,
Tell me why
You didn’t ask me sooner.
Can’t read lips:
Put it on the list.
And I’m left out the loop on.
Makes me mad,
I had a half-price coupon
(On Grey Poupon)!
You can grin
And bear your sorrow.
I won’t shop again
Don’t throw fits:
Put it on the list.
Would make you happy snackers?
It’s too bad that
There’s a lack of crackers.
If you’d write
Before I’m shopping,
Then I might
Avoid some stopping
Put it on the list!
I saw this at Saint Louis Catholic today:
Prayers For Benedict XVI–A Spiritual Bouquet is a web blog set up to create a spiritual bouquet for Pope Benedict XVI. Please spread the word.
What a great idea! The plan is to have the spiritual bouquet personally presented to him on Feb. 28 before he leaves the Chair of St. Peter vacant.