Winterr's words

Monday, November 19, 2007

Happy Thanksgiving!

Have a happy turkey day everyone! (if you want to have a happy one)

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Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Snow!

We had our first snow of autumn! I am certainly not ready for the snow shoveling, the tough driving, ice, slippery pavements etc, but today it is just a little dusting and it's certainly pretty. It's weird to see fall decorations among the winter look of snow. I took a photo of my pumpkin and gourds early this morning (the gourds are now buried under the snow) because it looked neat. Here is the picture:

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Monday, November 05, 2007

Too lazy to think of a title

I hope you all had a restful weekend. I loved putting all the clocks back an hour and actually seeing my daughter off for school in some daylight. I didn't feel like I slept in at all but it was just nice to have some daylight when starting the day.
My in laws came into town for the weekend, it was great, we all ate out a lot so I have probably eaten too much. I can't keep away from those salad bars when I'm out, so I am full before my meal arrives, which leads me to force feed myself a bit more so no one notices that I wasted food, which of course leads to eating too much.
It's not too bad now that I am a member of the YMCA and I can work out more, I usually work out at home but it's not the same without all the fancy machines.
I had a very nice All Souls day, it was great to pray for all the souls including my dear and close family.
Now I am looking forward to the thanksgiving break, it's coming up soon. I hope you all have a good one!
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Thursday, November 01, 2007

All souls day


O death where is your victory? O death where is your sting?

The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law;

but thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.




May angels lead you into Paradise; may the martyrs receive you at your coming and lead you to the holy city of Jerusalem. May a choir of angels receive you, along with Lazarus, who once was poor, may you have eternal rest.

-In paradisum deducant te Angeli; in tuo adventu suscipiant te martyres, et perducant te in civitatem sanctam Ierusalem. Chorus angelorum te suscipiat, et cum Lazaro quondam paupere æternam habeas requiem.


Mary, Mother of God, pray for them
Saint Michael, pray for them
Saint John the Baptist, pray for them
Saint Joseph, pray for them
Saint Peter, pray for them
Saint Paul, pray for them
Saint Andrew, pray for them
Saint Stephen, pray for them
Saint Ann, pray for them
Saint Teresa, pray for them
Saint Catherine, pray for them Saint
Frances Cabrini, pray for them
Saint Elizabeth Seton, pray for them

All holy men and women, pray for them

Christ, pardon all their faults

Christ, remember the good they have done

Christ, receive them into eternal life: Lord, hear our prayer

Christ, comfort all those who mourn: Lord, hear our prayer


Almighty God and Father, by the mystery of the cross, you have made us strong; by the sacrament of the resurrection you have sealed us as your own. Look kindly upon your servants, now freed from the bonds of mortality, and count them among your saints in heaven.








Sweet is the consolation of the dying man, who, conscious of imperfection, believes that there are others to make intercession for him, when his own time for merit has expired; soothing to the afflicted survivors the thought that they possess powerful means of relieving their friend. In the first moments of grief, this sentiment will often overpower religious prejudice, cast down the unbeliever on his knees beside the remains of his friend and snatch from him an unconscious prayer for rest; it is an impulse of nature which for the moment, aided by the analogies of revealed truth, seizes at once upon this consoling belief. But it is only a flitting and melancholy light, while the Catholic feeling, cheering though with solemn dimness, resembles the unfailing lamp, which the piety of the ancients is said to have hung before the sepulchres of their dead.
~Cardinal Wiseman

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posted by Carmel Brizzi at 8:34 AM 6 comments

All Saints Day

Today we celebrate All Saints Day
The vigil of this feast was yesterday being "All hallows eve" otherwise known as "Halloween".
Every November 1st we honor all Saints known and unknown. And also those members of our families/friends, who are known only by us. The Church honors these Saints because "they were faithful" It is like a memorial day really.
Then on November 2nd we have "All souls day" which is a commemoration of the faithful departed.
It's good to pray for those souls who are longing to be in heaven, for our loved ones and also for ourselves, so that we may be united in heaven with those we loved here on earth.

Here is a prayer for All Saints Day:
Dear Father, You have given the saints in Heaven eternal happiness and they now live in the fullness of Your glory. Because of their holy love for You, they also care about me and my family, my friends, my church, and my neighbors. Thank You for the gift of their friendship and the witness of their holy lives. I ask our patron saints and every saint who has become especially dear to me to intercede for us. I ask them to help us journey safely on the narrow path that leads to Heaven. O Lord, give us their protection. Grant us their assistance in overcoming temptation and gaining the fullness of life with You. Amen.

There are more prayers found here

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