Wednesday, January 24, 2007

I am still saying a few prayers for him

Charles Sylvestre

This man has hurt alot of people in my diocese. He will continue to hurt people because of the millions that will be spent on helping the victims and the parishiners with overcoming this abuse. I definitely do not agree with what he did, I feel very strongly that what he did was wrong and he abused his position as a Priest...and yes I agree with Bishop Fabbro that he should have his title of Priest removed (petition was sent to Rome but he died before it was dealt with).

Even with all those things considered this was a man. A sinner. It is not up to me to judge people...therefore I will say a few prayers for his soul.

Saturday, January 20, 2007

Prayers needed for ME

I think I have a hernia. That is my professional medical dx. But remember I am a RN, not a Dr. lol.

I've noticed this since the summer. But being a nurse I've put it off and joking said I am waiting until I need emergency surgery.

Well last night I was sure that was going to happen. Only I was at work and couldn't leave right away. I needed to finish my pills and then I could go.

I have never been in that much pain. Not when my tooth was infected, not when I had my babies. It felt like all the muscles above my belly button were ripping, it felt like this huge lump was a creature inside of me about to rip its way out of my skin.

It took about 2 hours but I was finally able to push it back in. Then I felt better. Trip to Emerg avoided.

So now on Monday I will be calling my dr trying to get an earlier app't before Feb. Hopefully I can get it and they can fix up my "hernia" before I really do need emergency surgery.

Please say a prayer for me...

St. Drogo pray for me
St. CONRAD of Piacenza pray for me
St. Theresa pray for me
St. John of God pray for me

ps I am scared...usually not scared about these things but if I need surgery how will I manage the daily tasks at home. Abd surgery requires no lifting at all for a period of time and no heavy lifting for up to 12 weeks. You know...there's shovelling, taking the garbage out, laundry up and down, groceries...etc. I probably just worry too much.

Friday, January 12, 2007

Friday Feast

What comes to mind when you see the color orange?
Some of my favourite scrapbook LO's done with orange cardstock.

Did you ever get in trouble while you were in school? If so, what was it for?
Yes, I got caught smoking in the bathroom in my last semester of highschool. I talked my way out of any punishment. lol

Which topping(s) make up your perfect pizza?
I don't like pizza...

Main Course
Do you believe in UFOs/aliens/etc.? Why or why not?
No. Just don't think it's possible, and we would have real proof if it was real.

What color is your bedspread/comforter/quilt?
Brand new beige comforter...thanks to my brothers. I want to get a duvet...they are so much warmer. Maybe when I get a new

Thursday, January 11, 2007


Remember, O most gracious Virgin Mary, that never was it known that anyone who fled to your protection, implored your help or sought your intercession, was left unaided. Inspired with this confidence, I fly to you, O Virgin of virgins, my Mother. To you I come; before you I stand, sinful and sorrowful. O Mother of the Word Incarnate, despise not my petitions, but in your mercy hear and answer me. Amen.

One of my favourite prayers...I tried uploading a beautiful pic of Mary...but blogger isn't very friendly today. lol

I added

A little icon on the rt sidebar about the daily Mass I don't have to search for my little book which the queen loves to take and never put back. :)

Monday, January 08, 2007

If you knew me

My Peculiar Aristocratic Title is:
Her Noble Excellency Jennifer the Somnolent of Much Madness upon Avon
Get your Peculiar Aristocratic Title

You would laugh...especially at the last line...and I live in a place that was named for something Upon Avon over in England...even wierder.

Sunday, January 07, 2007

Just wanted to share

Yesterday my youngest (the future saint) found out it was Epiphany.
She wanted to throwing her spagetti up in the air. LOL.

Then after dinner she continued to celebrate by making a special treat consisting of mixed up yogurt, cottage cheese and whatever else she could find to put in it.

And she said a special prayer thanking baby Jesus for the 3 wise men.

Catholic Alphabet

[A is for apparitions - your favorite]: Fatima

[B is for Bible - the one you read most often]: New American Bible

[C is for Charism - the one you would most like to have]: love

[D is for Doctor of the Church - your favorite]: St. Therese

[E is for Essential Prayer - What's yours?]: A group I have printed out

[F is for Favorite Hymn]: Not sure of the names...I like it when we sing St. Francis Prayer

[G is for Gospel - your favorite author?]: John

[H is for Holy Communion - How would you describe it, using one word?]: Wonderful

[I is for Inspiration - When do you feel most inspired by God?]: When singing Amen, kneeling

[J is for Jesus - When did you first meet Him?]: In Baptism when I was an infant.

[K is for Kindness - Which saint or person has most inspired you by their kindness?] Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta, my Aunt Jacky

[L is for liturgical year - your favorite time in the liturgical cycle?]: Lent

[M is for Mary, the Mother of God - Your favorite term of endearment for her]: The Virgin Mary, Our Lady of Perpetual Help

[N is for New Testament - Your favorite passage]: Too many...

[O is for Old Testament - Your favorite Book here]: Psalms

[P is for Psalms - your favorite] Psalm 55

[Q is for quote - saint quote]: Can't think of one offhand..

[R is for rosary - your favorite mysteries] the Sorrowful mysteries

[S is for Saint - the one you turn to in time of need - not including the Blessed Virgin Mary]: St. Catherine Laboure, St. Monica, St. Rita

[T is for Tradition - your favorite Catholic tradition]: Rosary

[U is for university - Which Catholic University have you attended or are currently attending?] none

[V is for Virtue - the one you wish you had]: Ummm, I'd rather not say.

[W is for Way of the Cross - Which station can you most relate to?]: 9th Station--Jesus falls for the 3 time.

[X is for Xaverian Brothers - Do you know who they are?]: No.

[Y is for your favorite Catholic musician]: don't have one

[Z is for Zeal for the faith]: You definitely have a lot of zeal for the faith if you have made it this far.

I got this from SFO Mom...I tag anybody who wants to be tagged!

Saturday, January 06, 2007

Tagged by Angela Messenger

[A is for age{: 35

[B is for beer of choice]: Hate beer

[C is for career]: RN

[D is for favorite Drink]: coffee

[E is for Essential item you use everyday]: moisturizer, bra,

[F is for Favorite song at the moment]: Song2 by Blur...makes me wish I was a figher pilot.

[G is for favorite Game]: Yahtzee

[H is for Home town]: Where I live now

[I is for Instruments you play]: none

[J is for favorite Juice]: white grape

[K is for Kids]: 13 yr old dd, 8 yr old ds, 4 yr old dd

[L is for last kiss]: from the 4 yr old dd

[M is for marriage]: nope

[N is for full Name]: Rather not post it...

[O is for Overnight hosp stays]: A few birth

[P is for phobias]: RATS

[Q is for quote]:Depends on my mood and life circumstances

[R is for biggest Regret]: I try not to regret just leads to guilt. Besides each thing I do shaped me into what I am now.

[S is for sports]: Like to watch hockey and baseball...not really into sports

[T is for Time you wake up]: when I

[U is for color underwear]: white, red, black

[V is for Vegetable you love]: I like them raw...except for potatoes.

[W is for Worst Habit]: smoking

[X is for X-rays you've had]: teeth, back, cheek, arm, wrist, ankle

[Y is for Yummy food you make]: almost everything i make is yummy

[Z is for zodiac sign]: Sagittarius

Friday, January 05, 2007

Tagged by SFO Mom

1. Favorite devotion or prayer to Jesus?
The Miracle Prayer

2. Favorite Marian devotion or prayer?
The Memorare

3. Do you wear a scapular or medal?
I have worn a miraclous medal for 9 years. It's been off my neck twice.

4. Do you have holy water in your home?

5. Do you 'offer up' your sufferings?

6. Do you observe First Fridays and First Saturdays?

7. Do you go to Eucharistic Adoration?
Usually every other Tuesday.

8. Are you a Saturday evening Mass person or Sunday morning Mass person?
Sunday. No question about it.

9. Do you say prayers at mealtime?
We always say grace as a family before a meal. Usually my 4 yr old reminds us to do it.

10. Favorite Saint(s)? St. Catherine Laboure, St. Monica, St. Rita...and of course The Virgin Mary.

11. Can you recite the Apostles Creed by heart?

12. Do you usually say short prayers (aspirations) during the course of the day?

13. Bonus Question: When you pass by a automobile accident or other serious mishap, do you say a quick prayer for the folks involved?
Seriously...I've never passed anything like that.
But when people at work are sick or die I say a prayer for them.


Hope everyone has a great day today...and remember to say a prayer and ponder the meaning of the visit of the Wise Men today.

Epiphany is one of my favourite days for some reason. I just get so much joy out of realizing that these men searched for the newborn King and found him. I think it's because throughout my life I have searched for the same thing also.

Tuesday, January 02, 2007

A day late

Yesterday was the memorial of Mary, Mother of is one of the only two Holy days of obligation are in Canada.

Unfortunately there were not many people at Mass...they just don't don't seem to understand what a Holy Day is...we actually only had one mass...alot different than the 8 masses for Christmas.

I've tried to upload a pic...but blogger won't let me.

Hope everyone has a Happy and Wonderful New Year...I know I will, can't get much worse than last year.