Saturday, May 26, 2007

Veni, Creator Spiritus

I know it's tomorrow, but I'm busy that day.

Veni, Creator Spiritus,
mentes tuorum visita,
imple superna gratia
quae tu creasti pectora.

Qui diceris Paraclitus,
altissima donum Dei,
fons vivus, ignis, caritas,
et spiritalis unctio.

Tu, septiformis munere,
digitus paternae dexterae,
Tu rite promissum Patris,s
ermone ditans guttura.

Accende lumen sensibus:
infunde amorem cordibus:
infirma nostri corporis
virtute firmans perpeti.

Hostem repellas longius,
pacemque dones protinus:
ductore sic te praevio
vitemus omne noxium.

Per te sciamus da Patrem,
noscamus atque Filium;
Teque utrisque Spiritum
credamus omni tempore.

Deo Patri sit gloria,
et Filio, qui a mortuis
surrexit, ac Paraclito,
in saeculorum saecula. Amen.

Come, Holy Spirit, Creator blest,
and in our souls take up Thy rest;
come with Thy grace and heavenly aid
to fill the hearts which Thou hast made.

O comforter, to Thee we cry,
O heavenly gift of God Most High,
O fount of life and fire of love,
and sweet anointing from above.

Thou in Thy sevenfold gifts are known;
Thou, finger of God's hand we own;
Thou, promise of the Father, Thou
Who dost the tongue with power imbue.

Kindle our sense from above,
and make our hearts o'erflow with love;
with patience firm and virtue high
the weakness of our flesh supply.

Far from us drive the foe we dread,
and grant us Thy peace instead;
so shall we not, with Thee for guide,
turn from the path of life aside.

Oh, may Thy grace on us bestow
the Father and the Son to know;
and Thee, through endless times confessed,
of both the eternal Spirit blest.

Now to the Father and the Son,
Who rose from death, be glory given,
with Thou, O Holy Comforter,
henceforth by all in earth and heaven. Amen.

There's more prayers here.

Friday, May 25, 2007

Eight things about mememememememe........;-)

Thanks to A Catholic Mom In Hawaii for the tag!!! :-)

Cy did this meme too, so I'm not going to copy her answers.

“Here are the rules: Each player lists 8 facts/habits about themselves. The rules of the game are posted at the beginning before those facts/habits are listed. At the end of the post, the player then tags 8 people and posts their names, then goes to their blogs and leaves them a comment, letting them know that they have been tagged and asking them to read your blog.”

1. The saints have always been role models for me. (especially St. Therese!)I I always look up to them when I'm having a really hard time on something. (especially schoolwork and chores and other stuff like that)

2. I can play piano pieces that are from levels 3 to 5.(with lots of practice before I perform in public!)

3. I'm the shortest girl in the Therese's Roses group, but I'm not the youngest. :-P

4. I used to take ice skating lessons, tennis lessons, karate lessons, and gymnastics lessons when I was littler, but all that time I could play piano, so finally now I take piano lessons.

5. I used to have really, really, long hair but my mom cut it because I don't like to comb it so much because it would hurt and because it would really get hot where we live. Now my hair is a few inches past my shoulders, but I like it that way.

6. My hobbies are reading books, crocheting, knitting, making leis, embroidering, sewing, drawing, and playing the piano.

7. I really, really, like reading books or stories about saints, blesseds, venerables, the Blessed Virgin, Jesus, or peoples' experiences of the Holy Eucharist, vocation stories, stories about religious people, or anything religious at all. I like them so much, that all I read now is about them! Sometimes I even read the ones in the adult section in the library! They are so very inspiring! Now I don't really have much interest in fiction books like Star Wars, the stuff I used to read. I really don't know why, I just don't.

8. I want to study Latin in the next grade I'm going to take.

Well, if there was a number nine, I would say I have a really hard time tagging people!!! I like doing memes, it's just the tagging that's hard because I don't know that many blogs to tag.

OK, I tag....

Joey at Catholic Homeschooled Teens,

My mom, Easter, at Mostly Prayers and Writings of a Catholic Mom and Her Daughters (if you have time)

Sr. Anne at Nunblog (if you want to and if you haven't done this meme already)


Whoever is

reading this

you MUST do this meme! (unless you've done this meme already)

Saturday, May 19, 2007

Another book meme!!!

Tagged by Catholic Homeschooled Teens!!!

Three works of non-fiction everyone should read:

- Story of a Soul, by St. Therese (It's so beautiful!) :-)
- Mother Angelica, by Raymond Arroyo (I'm already halfway in the book and I think they should make a movie about her life!)
- The Diary of St. Faustina, Divine Mercy in My Soul (It's very inspiring)

Three works of fiction everyone should read:

- Lord of the Rings(all three of them) , by J.R.R. Tolkien (awesome books!)
- Chronicles of Narnia, by C.S. Lewis
- Redwall, by Brian Jacques

Three authors everyone should read:

- The saints who wrote books :-)
- C.S. Lewis
- Brain Jacques

Three books no one should read:

- I don't
- know
- any.....

I tag...

Anyone who is reading this, you must do this meme! (unless you've done it already)

Friday, May 18, 2007

Did you know?

...That the Blessed Virgin Mary has about 333 titles? Some of them are:

Cause of our joy,

Eve's Tears Redeeming,

Never Fading Wood,

Mediatrix and Conciliatrix,

Mediatrix of the Mediator,

My Soul's Saving,

Neck of the Mystical Body,

and More Gracious Than Grace,

All the same, she would still be Our loving Mother.

Thursday, May 17, 2007

A book meme!!! :-)

Yippee!!! I was tagged by A Catholic Mom in Hawaii!

How many books do you own?
Gee, that's a hard question. All I can say is that I have A LOT.

Book(s) I am reading now: Well, if it doesn't count school books, (I sure hope it doesn't!)

1. Mother Angelica, by Raymond Arroyo
2. Saint Faustina's Diary Divine Mercy in My Soul
3. Story of a Soul, by St. Therese (of course)
4. Pope John Paul the Great, by Peggy Noonan
5. Saint Dominic and the Rosary, by Catherine Beebe

Books I've read recently:
1. Blessed Damien and the Bells, by Arthur and Elizabeth Sheehan
2. The Tale of Rabbit Island, by Patrick Ching (it's a childrens' book) So that's the story behind it! I never could see a rabbit there. :-)

Five Books That Mean a Lot to Me:
1. Magnificat (a monthly issue book of prayers for every day. It's sold at the Pauline bookstore.)
2. Story of a Soul, by you know who :-)
3. Fifty-Seven Saints, by Eileen Heffernan, FSP
4. The Holy Bible
5. Saint books (any kind!)

I tag ,


Catholic Homeschooled Teens,

And whoever is reading this!!!

Sunday, May 13, 2007

The About Mememememe........uhh...

St. Therese, age 13. My patron saint.
Picture from

Thanks to Catholic Homeschool Teens for the tag!

1. Male or Female: Female

2. Married or Single (or religious): Single, I'm only a kid! Although I'd like to be a nun when I'm older. :-)

3. Dream vacation: Uhh....Let's see...Rome, Fatima, Lourdes, Italy......

4. Birthplace: California somewhere.....

5. Area I live in currently: In a tiny house, on a mountain, near a city, on an island, in the middle of the ocean, on the planet earth, in the galaxy called Milky Way.......:-)

6. Someone you wish you could meet: Ummm....I don't really know.

7. Biggest "pet-peeve": Bad manners I guess, or same thing as number 6.

8. Favorite Religious devotion: Sacred Heart, Divine Mercy, and the Rosary.

9. Favorite Saint (besides the Blessed Mother): St. Therese of the Child Jesus! (Is it too obvious? I've added her to my name. :-))

10. Favorite sport that you play: Uhhh....does playing the piano count?

11. Favorite food: Italian food!

12. Tridentine or Novus Ordo: Um, what's that?

13. Would you (or are you) home school or public school: Im currrentlee homskooled bye mi muthurr. :-)

14. How many kids do you have: 0, but I take care of my younger brothers, little sister, and two lovebirds.

15. Ever been in an auto accident: Once before, someone backed into us.

16. Ever seen a pope in person: Nope, I wish I did though. :-(

17. Languages that you know fluently: Hmmm......Let's see.....English, English, and English. :-)

18. Last movie you saw in theatres: Meet the Robinsons

19. Favorite Blog: That's easy! It's A Catholic Mom in Hawaii. She gives everyone something interesting to read everyday! I can't wait for the next post tomorrow, and many more days to come! :-)

20. Your thoughts on Barney, the Easter bunny, and Santa Claus: Barney- Yuck, don't remind me of that irritating song :P, Easter bunny- Where in the world did he come from? I think my Mom beats him. ;-) Santa Claus- Yippee!!! Christmas! At least there is a great story behind him.......I read a really nice story about him in a book from the Pauline bookstore.......I can't remember the title........

Arggghhhh.......Who to tag? That's the hardest question.

I tag:



Whoever likes to be tagged, you're it!!!

BTW, I'm making another meme and I need as many blogs to tag as I can get. Please post a comment if you want to be tagged, or tell me of another blog that's good to tag. I'll post the meme when I have enough blogs to tag.

Litany of the Blessed Virgin

Lord, have mercy on us.

Christ, have mercy on us.

Lord, have mercy on us.

Christ, hear us.

Christ, graciously hear us.

God the Father of Heaven,
Have mercy on us.

God the Son, Redeemer of the world,
Have mercy on us.

God the Holy Ghost,
Have mercy on us.

Holy Trinity, one God,
Have mercy on us.

Holy Mary,
pray for us.

Holy Mother of God,
pray for us.

Holy Virgin of virgins,
pray for us.

Mother of Christ,
pray for us.

Mother of divine grace,
pray for us.

Mother most pure,
pray for us.

Mother most chaste,
pray for us.

Mother inviolate,
pray for us.

Mother undefiled,
pray for us.

Mother most amiable,
pray for us.

Mother most admirable,
pray for us.

Mother of good counsel,
pray for us.

Mother of our Creator,
pray for us.

Mother of our Savior,
pray for us.

Virgin most prudent,
pray for us.

Virgin most venerable,
pray for us.

Virgin most renowned,
pray for us.

Virgin most powerful,
pray for us.

Virgin most merciful,
pray for us.

Virgin most faithful,
pray for us.

Mirror of justice,
pray for us.

Seat of wisdom,
pray for us.

Cause of our joy,
pray for us.

Spiritual vessel,
pray for us.

Vessel of honor,
pray for us.

Singular vessel of devotion,
pray for us.

Mystical rose,
pray for us.

Tower of David,
pray for us.

Tower of ivory,
pray for us.

House of gold,
pray for us.

Ark of the Covenant,
pray for us.

Gate of Heaven,
pray for us.

Morning star,
pray for us.

Health of the sick,
pray for us.

Refuge of sinners,
pray for us.

Comforter of the afflicted,
pray for us.

Help of Christians,
pray for us.

Queen of angels,
pray for us.

Queen of patriarchs,
pray for us.

Queen of prophets,
pray for us.

Queen of apostles,
pray for us.

Queen of martyrs,
pray for us.

Queen of confessors,
pray for us.

Queen of virgins,
pray for us.

Queen of all saints,
pray for us.

Queen conceived without Original Sin,
pray for us.

Queen assumed into Heaven,
pray for us.

Queen of the most holy Rosary,
pray for us.

Queen of peace,
pray for us.

Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world,
Spare us, O Lord.

Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world,
Graciously hear us, O Lord.

Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world,
Have mercy on us.

Pray for us, O Holy Mother of God,

That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ. Grant, we beseech Thee, O Lord God, that we Thy Servants may enjoy perpetual health of mind and body and by the glorious intercession of the Blessed Mary, ever Virgin, be delivered from present sorrow and unjoy enternal happiness. Through Christ Our Lord. Amen.

From here.

Mother's Day Poem Prayer

Happy Mother's Day everyone!!! :-)

Dear Jesus, please bless each mother,
So that all may treat You as their Brother,
Bless all mothers and mothers to be,
Happy Mothers’ Day to our Mother Mary.

Thank You for mothers, for their great love,
Which are sent from You above,
Bless all mothers so that they serve and love You more,
And so that they may praise you evermore.

Thank You for Mary, who loves us so,
And who gave birth to You we know,
Help all mothers to be patient and kind,
So that Your great joy to them they may find.

Dear Jesus, please bless each mother,
So that all may treat You as their Brother,
Bless all mothers and mothers to be,
Happy Mothers’ Day to our Mother Mary.
By Charity Therese

Saturday, May 12, 2007

Mary Poem

Since the month of May is dedicated to Our Lady, I decided to post a Marian poem that I made today.
BTW, does anyone know when the crowning of Mary is? Or was?


Mary, the mother of God endured many things,
Joys, love, sorrows, and sufferings,
Her love for her Son and us is more than enough,
Oh Blessed Virgin, please pray for us!

When was chosen to be the mother of God,
Can you imagine what road she had to trod?

And when she gave birth to Jesus, God’s only Son,
Can you imagine her great elation?

When she was told of the suffering she was to endure,
Do you think she was worried or unsure?

And when she found her Son in the temple preaching,
Can you imagine her relief after searching?

When her Son turned wine from water,
Can you imagine the thankfulness that filled her?

And when she heard her Son’s teachings,
Can you imagine her joyous feelings?

When she saw Him performing miracles,
Don’t you think she was truly grateful?

And when He took the suffering that He did not deserve to take,
Can you imagine His mother’s terrible ache?

When He carried the cross with strength He could barely contain,
Can you imagine her unspeakable pain?

And when she saw the love on the cross He did perform,
Can you imagine how her heart was torn?

And when watched her Son die on the cross,
Can you imagine how she suffered that loss?

When she heard that her Son from the dead did rise,
Can you imagine her great surprise?

Can you?

Mary, the mother of God endured many things,
Joys, love, sorrows, and sufferings,
Her love for her Son and us is more than enough,
Oh Blessed Virgin, please pray for us!

by Charity Therese

Friday, May 11, 2007

Favorite song/music meme

Hehehe, it's a meme I made up. :-)

1. Five favorite songs: The Prayer, Say the Name, Come to the Table, You Were There, Listen to Our Hearts....I have much more but it's hard to think about them now.....
2. Three favorite music artists: Point of Grace, Daughters of St. Paul, and Hearts on Fire
3. Three favorite composers: Robert D. Vandall, Robert Mondoy, Mozart
4. Favorite song when you were a little kid: Do I still count as a little kid?:-) Hehehe, anyway it's You are Sunshine
5. Favorite song you wish you could sing: For the Beauty of the Earth, I can't sing it because I'm not a very good singer to sing a nice song like that, plus I can't reach the high notes very well
6. Favorite type of music: Christian music
7. Least favorite song: I don't really have one, but I did this question because I figured that some people would have their answer
8. Least favorite type of music: Same thing as number 7.
9. Favorite music instrument: The piano!
10. Music instrument you wish you could play: The violin, it sounds so nice :-)

I tag:
Pueo, (although you've already done it, I'm just putting your name here but you can do it again if you like)
Mrs. Esther,
and Sr. Anne.

Aren't memes fun?

Movie Meme Answers

The answers to the movie meme are:

1. Therese

2. The Nativity Story

3. The Song of Bernadette

4. Sound of Music

5. Lord of the Rings (all three of them)

6. Finding Nemo

7. Narnia

8. Star Wars

9. Happy Feet

10. March of the Penguins

Wednesday, May 9, 2007

Feastday of Blessed Damien of Molokai

Okay, I know it's only the 9th but I don't have time tomorrow to post this.

I read the book Father Damien and the Bells by Arthur and Elizabeth Sheehan and learned many interesting things about him. But I'm only going to post about the things he did when he was younger. He was named after his godfather, Joseph Goovaerts, but he was usually called Jef by his family. And, like many saints, he was often caught running away from his family so that he could at least spend a few minutes praying in the Saint John the Baptist Church nearby his house. He also was caught sleeping on a hard board that was hidden in his bed somewhere. His most favorite chore he liked to do was tending the sheep that which he earned the nickname from his family: Little sheperd. He always wanted to be a hermit when he was a young boy, that he and some other friends of his ran from home to a forest just to be like one! Oh, and did I mention that he was a champion boxer of Ninde?

Sunday, May 6, 2007

Movie Meme

Thanks to A Catholic Mom in Hawaii for the tag. :-)

The rules are:

Go to and look up 10 of your favorite movies.- Post five (5) official IMDB "Plot Keywords" for these 10 picks.- Have your friends guess the movie titles.- Then tag three people.

1. Catholic Church, Nun, Sainthood, Cough, Family

2. Passover, Biblical, Soldier, Religion, Pregnancy

3. Miracle, Holy Vision, Miller, Stonecutter, Small Town

4. Austria, Broadway Musical, Governess, Singing Family

5. Magic, Peril, Fantasy Life, Ancient Sword, Adversity

6. Animation, Family, Comedy, Adventure, Missing Child

7. Snow, Based On Book, Witch, Fantasy World, Throne

8. Action, Hyperspace, Saga, Alien, Rebellion

9. Dance, Animal, Pollution, Singing, Zoo

10. Hope, Survival, Bird, Snowstorm, Nature

I tag:



and Sr. Anne (if you want to)

I'll post the answers some other day to keep up everyone's suspense, and to give time to guess. :-)
Meanwhile, feel free to post your guesses in the comments.

Favorite Saints Meme

Yay! I was tagged by my sister!

You have to list your four favorite saints, one favorite blessed and someone who think should have been a saint.

St. Therese is one of my favorite saints for many various reasons, but one of them is because her “little way” really helps me everyday. Also because loved Jesus so much that she even asked the bishop to allow her to become a Carmelite sister at the age of 15. She often reminds me to be little too. I once read in a book (which was also shown in the movie Therese) that when she was a novice, she had to clean up a room where there was a spider. (I don’t blame her, I don’t like spiders either!) St. Therese is a great person to look up to and encourages me to be like her.

(Can you read the name on the picture? It says St. Paul.) I once tried to read the book Paul: a Critical Life, but it turned out that I couldn’t understand it very much. So I read a different book about him, Saint Paul the Apostle the Story of the Apostle to the Gentiles by Mary Fabyan Windeatt. It was a book for kids, and I was amazed and inspired of all the things he did. Now I am trying extra hard to pay attention to his letters which are read during Mass. After that, I plan to return to the book, Paul: a Critical Life, and maybe I will understand it more.

St. Bernadette is another one of my favorite saints because was very obedient and faithful to Our Lady even when she told not to. She often reminds me to be obedient even when I do not understand. Like when Our Lady told her to dig a hole in the dirt, wash herself there, and drink there. Even when she was teased for doing that, she was still obedient.

I have a lot more favorite saints but I wanted to include this one. St. Catherine Laboure. Besides loving Our Lady very much, I find her a bit similar to me because she had an older sister that was a great example to her to follow and a little sister that was very different from her but were good friends. And I also heard a story about her that she, when she was young, once entered a baking contest in a fair. She baked a lovely cake, and sure enough, she won first place. But she was not present to claim the prize. Instead of being there, she was helping a little lost boy find his mother. This story kind of reminds me of the Good Shepherd leaving the 99 other sheep to find little lost lamb. And so, I often ask Jesus, through the intercession of St. Catherine Laboure to make my cooking taste good. It really works. :-)

I guess you could know her name by just looking at her picture. But for those of you who do not know her name, it is Mother Teresa. She was a beautiful person, who, for over forty years helped the poor, sick, orphaned, and the dying. She is now awaiting her canonization, which I am praying for.

Does this count? Pope John Paul II is more than likely going to be a saint but I could not find anyone else for this position. I think it was awesome to have a pope like him. He is a great inspiration to my brother, because Pope John Paul was a very active person, and at the same time loved Our Lord very much.

I got the saint pictures from here and here.

I tag:


Sr. Anne (if you want to)

And whoever is reading this. (Unless you've done the meme already)

Saturday, May 5, 2007

The Doctor, the Scientist, the Priest, and the Boy Scout

A plane was about to crash. There were four people on board, a doctor, a scientist, a priest, and a boy scout. Unfortunately, there were only three parachutes. The doctor says, "I am a doctor, my patient needs me." Then he took a parachute and jumped off the plane. The scientist says, "I am not just an ordinary scientist, but also the smartest man in the world. I don't need a plane crash to be the end of my perfect, intelligent life." So he took a parachute and jumped off the plane. The priest turned to the boy scout and said, "You should take the last parachute. You are young and I have lived a long time. You should be allowed to live while you're still young." The boy scout shook his head, laughed, and said, "No need for that, Father. There are still two more parachutes for us." He rolled his eyes and smiled. "The scientist, or, as he said, the smartest man in the world, took my backpack."

One of my parent's friends told me this story. Besides teaching me to look before you do anything, it also taught me to be honest about yourself and not build up your pride. Otherwise, you have a long way to fall.

I hope you enjoyed it!!! :-)

Friday, May 4, 2007

Today's Gospel Reading

Jesus said to his disciples: "Do not let your hearts be troubled. You have faith in God; have faith also in me. In my Father's house there are many dwelling places. If there were not, I would have told you that I am going to prepare a place for you? And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back again and take you to myself, so that where I am you also may be. Where I am going you do not not know the way." Thomas said to him, "Master, we do not know where you are going; how can we know the way?" Jesus said to him, "I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me."

Right after the gospel, an old song that me and my siblings sing came to my mind. It goes:

Jesus is the way, the truth and the life, and His banner over me is love.

Then we would sing it several more times, but it would go higher and higher and higher. Pretty soon, we all would get off tune and laugh until our stomachs hurt and we start the next verse.

We are the flock, and He is the Shepherd, His banner over me is love.

It was the same thing all over again, we would go higher and off tune and laugh and laugh. There were also hand motions, but I forgot how it goes. Anyway, even though we would always get off tune, we kept in mind that no matter how off tune we would get, He would be the way of the song. :-)

Thursday, May 3, 2007

Scenery pictures

I took these pictures a week ago and I think they're absolutely beautiful. I think everything He made is beautiful, even just a small glimpse of a leaf. :-)

I will bless the Lord at all times; praise shall always be in my mouth.
Psalm 34:2

Shout joyfully to God, all you earth; sing of his glorious name; give Him glorious praise.

Psalm 66:2

How beautiful are your works Lord!

Feastday of Saints Philp and James the Apostles

Today is the feast day of Saints Philip and James the Apostles. I did a little research about them and I found that St. Philip is the patron saint of hatters, Luxembourg, (which is located in western Europe) pastry chefs,(I didn't know that!) San Felipe Indian Pueblo, and Uruaguay(which is located in the south eastern part of South America).
I also found out that St. James is the patron saint of apothocaries, druggists, dying people, fullers, hatters, milliners, pharmacists, and also Uruguay.

Saint James the Lesser

Prayer to Saint James

O Glorious Saint James, you were our Lord's cousin and at the same time his friend and follower. You wrote that every good and perfect gift comes to us from the Father of lights, and that faith without works is useless. You preached the divinity of Jesus until your death as a martyr. Obtain for us from the Father of lights the great gift of a living faith in Jesus' divinity which will inspire us to unstinting labor in the service of God and our fellow human beings and enable us to reach our heavenly destiny. Amen.

Saint Philip the Apostle

Prayer to Saint Philip

O Glorious Saint Philip, at the Last Supper you said to Jesus, "Lord, show us the Father and it will be enough for us." Help us to make this our prayer also and to seek God in all things. Obtain for us the grace to know the Father and Jesus Christ whom he has sent - for in this does eternal life consist. Amen.

Wednesday, May 2, 2007

St. Athanasius

Today is the feast day of St. Athanasius. I don't really know much about him, just that he is a Doctor of the Church and he fought for the acceptance of the Nicene Creed. But that's pretty much it. So I decided to post a part of a letter he wrote.

Brethren, how fine a thing it is to move from festival to festival,
from prayer to prayer, from holy day to holy day. The time is now at hand when
we enter on a new beginning: the proclamation of the blessed Passover, in which
the Lord was sacrificed. We feed as on the food of life, we constantly refresh
our souls with his precious blood, as from a fountain. Yet we are always
thirsting, burning to be satisfied. But he himself is present for those who
thirst and in his goodness invites them to the feast day. Our Savior repeats his
words: If anyone thirsts, let him come to me and drink. He quenched the thirst
not only of those who came to him then. Whenever anyone seeks him he is freely
admitted to the presence of the Savior. The grace of the feast is not restricted
to one occasion. Its rays of glory never set. It is always at hand to enlighten
the mind of those who desire it. Its power is always there for those whose minds
have been enlightened and who meditate day and night on the holy Scriptures,
like the one who is called blessed in the holy psalm: Blessed is the man who has
not followed the counsel of the wicked, or stood where sinners stand, or sat in
the seat of the scornful, but whose delight is in the law of the Lord, and who
meditates on his law day and night. Moreover, my friends, the God who first
established this feast for us allows us to celebrate it each year. He who gave
up his Son to death for our salvation, from the same motive gives us this feast,
which is commemorated every year. This feast guides us through the trials that
meet us in this world. God now gives us the joy of salvation that shines out
from this feast, as he brings us together to form one assembly, uniting us all
in spirit in every place, allowing us to pray together and to offer common
thanksgiving, as is our duty on the feast. Such is the wonder of his love: he
gathers to this feast those who are far apart, and brings together in unity of
faith those who may be physically separated from each other.

-from a letter by St. Athanasius

Tuesday, May 1, 2007

Oh come Holy Spirit!

As you probably know, this blog is new. Actually, I accidentally made this blog last night. I guess Jesus wanted me to make a blog. :-) Anyway, this poem popped into my head and I've decided to make it my "theme blog poem" that I would post every first of May.

Oh come Holy Spirit!
Enter our hearts and light our way,
Give us the strength and courage we need,
For all of us today.

Your word is like a magnet,
That would never keep us away,
“Oh come Holy Spirit!”
From each of our mouths we pray.

May Poem


Today is first day of May,
Oh come Holy Spirit,
Show and light our way,
For each one of us today.

The crowning of Mary is soon,
Then flowers and blossoms would bloom,
As white as snow would be her gown,
And with many jewels would be her crown.

Today is first day of May,
Oh come Holy Spirit,
Show and light our way,
For each one of us today.