The thoughts, ideas, findings, and fancies of a Catholic student at Our Lady's University.
Friday, May 30, 2008
Prayer for Priests (by St. Therese of Lisieux)Also, I've been informed (by voicemail and text message and IM and email) that EWTN is broadcasting the FSSP ordinations, which are undoubtedly pretty sweet. Alas, I will be trapped at the front desk until around 9:00, but according to EWTN's website, the Mass will be rebroadcast at midnight tonight.
O Holy Father, may the torrents of love flowing from the sacred wounds of Thy Divine Son bring forth priests like unto the beloved disciple John who stood at the foot of the Cross; priests: who as a pledge of Thine own most tender love will lovingly give Thy Divine Son to the souls of men.
May Thy priests be faithful guardians of Thy Church, as John was of Mary, whom he received into his house. Taught by this loving Mother who suffered so much on Calvary, may they display a mother’s care and thoughtfulness towards Thy children. May they teach souls to enter into close union with Thee through Mary who, as the Gate of Heaven, is specially the guardian of the treasures of Thy Divine Heart.
Give us priests who are on fire, and who are true children of Mary, priests who will give Jesus to souls with the same tenderness and care with which Mary carried the Little Child of Bethlehem.
Mother of sorrows and of love, out of compassion for Thy beloved Son, open in our hearts deep wells of love, so that we may console Him and give Him a generation of priests formed in thy school and having all the tender thoughtfulness of thine own spotless love.
Random thoughts at 8:00 am
- I don't know who exactly thought it was a good idea to put the classes of '68 and '63 in PE & PW, but that really should be rethought. None of these buildings were here when these guys were, and they have absolutely no sense of direction.
- Also, while I'm glad they're working on the chapel, I think I may be driven to desperate measures by the noise today. Did they have to choose today to knock down a wall (and for that matter, to start at 7:00)? I should have more pictures to put up in the next few days. I'm still trying to get a peek at the plans...
- Random reslife trivia learned during staff training: during the last 3 weeks of classes, ResLife dealt with 85 cases of students who had been contacted by the recording industry re: illegal downloading.
- Construction dust set off our fire alarms yesterday afternoon. There were two of us working the front desk at the time, and we followed the emergency protocol, which was to go to the alarm system display board, which supposedly would tell us where the alarm had been triggered (we were then supposed to go to that spot and determine whether there was an actual fire). Well, we went to the display, which gave us a nonsensical (to us, at least) string of numbers. So much for that.
- My Ravelry invitation came through yesterday. What an addicting site! It's a good thing I just don't have that much spare time, or I'd spend all day looking at patterns and knitting. I'm about an inch and a half done with one sock, and as I mentioned, I think there'll be a lot of trial-and-error involved with this pattern, so it should keep me occupied for a while.
I think that's all I've got for now, but given that I'm on-duty at the desk until 1:00, I'm pretty sure my idleness will lead to more thoughts.
Thursday, May 29, 2008
Wednesday, May 28, 2008
I don't even really know what genre that is; kinda teenage-girl coffee shop music, I guess. The words don't rhyme, and some of it's not even that creative musically. It's completely unlike anything else I listen to, and yet...I have this strange urge to buy it. Does anyone else know what I'm talking about, or am I completely crazy in this case?
Tuesday, May 27, 2008
in our search for and attainment of what is true and good, invoking
Thee by the sweet title of Mother of Good Counsel. We beseech Thee
to come to our assistance, when, along the road of this life, the
darkness of error and of evil conspires towards our ruin by leading
our minds and our hearts astray.
Do Thou, O Seat of Wisdom and Star of the Sea, enlighten the doubtful
and the erring, that they be not seduced by the false appearances of
good; render them steadfast in the race of the hostile and corrupting
influences of passion and of sin.
O Mother of Good Counsel, obtain for us from Thy Divine Son a great
love of virtue,and, in the hour of uncertainty and trial, the strength to
embrace the way that leads to our salvation. If thy hand sustains us,
we shall walk unmolested along the path indicated to us by the life
and words of Jesus our redeemer, and having followed freely and
securely, even in the midst of this world's strife, the Sun of Truth
and Justice under they maternal star, we shall come to the enjoyment
of full and eternal peace with Thee in the haven of salvation.
~Prayer to Our Lady of Good Counsel,
Monday, May 26, 2008
A few pictures from the weekend...
Sunday, May 25, 2008
"In Genoa, pope fights battle for the soul of Italy, all of Europe".
(In case you're wondering, I am very proud to say that I got dressed, got to my car, and made it across campus in exactly 10 minutes. And we were still early for Mass.)
Saturday, May 24, 2008
Friday, May 23, 2008
Friendship: It Can't Hurt
The virtue of chastity blooms in friendship. It shows the disciple how to follow and imitate him who has chosen us as his friends, who has given himself totally to us and allows us to participate in his divine estate. Chastity is a promise of immortality. Chastity is expressed notably in friendship with one's neighbor. Whether it develops between persons of the same or opposite sex, friendship represents a great good for all. It leads to spiritual communion. (CCC 2347)Ha! "A great good for all"! I knew it! Thank you, Catechism!
Thursday, May 22, 2008
Wednesday, May 21, 2008
"Make this tabernacle and all its furnishings exactly like the pattern I will show you." (Exodus 25:9)
Labels: PE Chapel
Tuesday, May 20, 2008
(WARNING: Ventriloquist dummies. Forgot to warn *someone* about that.)
Move-in, Day 3
Outside My Window... it still looks like it's going to rain. Lovely view of Flanner and Grace, though.
I am thinking... about how on earth I'm going to make my stuff fit in this room.
I am thankful for... having my bed cleaned off and sheets on it last night.
From the kitchen... going out to lunch with the Hall Staff.
I am wearing... jeans and my Right to Life hoodie. It's cold out and I don't feel like putting a lot of effort into being cute today.
I am creating... a little bit of art.
I am going... to go on a (mostly unnecessary) tour of the building at noon, and then to lunch.
I am reading... only when I accomplish some unpacking today.
I am hoping... that I find a few things (my cardstock and allergy meds, mostly) soon.
I am hearing... one of my roommates un-pack. Probably what I should be doing.
Around the house... I can actually sit at my desk, so I suppose that's something.
One of my favorite things... having an orderly space in which to work.
A Few Plans For The Rest Of The Week: more unpacking, more settling in.
Here is picture I'm sharing...
Monday, May 19, 2008
Outside My Window... it looks like it might rain soon. The whole university is quiet.
I am thinking... that I didn't appreciate this past year enough while it was here.
I am thankful for... uncountable blessings that have made themselves manifest in the last little while.
From the kitchen... crackers and granola bars that happened to be on top of my bags of food.
I am wearing... the same clothes I wore yesterday. I haven't really had a chance to unpack all my clothes yet.
I am creating... a cozy little corner in my too-small dorm room.
I am going... to get as much unpacking done as possible before I collapse into bed.
I am reading... nothing too substantial today. I read a bit of "David Copperfield" when I woke up at 4:15 and couldn't get back to sleep.
I am hoping... that I'll be able to fit everything into the aforementioned tiny room.
I am hearing... birds outside, and whatever comes up randomly on iTunes. It keeps playing really melancholic songs. Not helping my general mood right now.
Around the house... too much stuff, not enough space.
One of my favorite things... a good night's sleep.
A Few Plans For The Rest Of The Week: unpack, settle in
Here is picture I'm sharing...
Sunday, May 18, 2008
How I propose to to do this...