Knit and Pray

Catholic woman talks about knitting, sewing, crocheting, cross-stitching, crafting and Catholic Faith and family.

Monday, February 28, 2005

Monday Update

Over the weekend, finished a red scarf for the RED SCARF PROJECT. This morning as #3 was awake and rolling around the floor, I finished another scarf for THE DULAAN PROJECT. Will shortly be casting on for yet another quick scarf for the latter project.
I feel I must apologize for the lack of sophistication on this blog, my sweet husband of 12 years, Norm, is the computer geek in the family. He wanted me to have a hobby to bother him with....oh, honey!, can you tell me how to post pictures on my site, huh sweetheart?!...Everyone has their talents, thank God! I can knit up a storm, but as fascinated as I am with how things work in the computer world, I just don't seem to have the talent for zipping across the computer work world.
#1 son sounded wonderful practicing his cello this weekend. I'm living vicariously through his musical talent. #2 is earning $1 each night he can stay dry and earned his 3rd $ this morning, keep it up precious!


Almighty God, Father of goodness and love, have mercy on the poor suffering souls, and grant Thine aid:
To my dear parents and ancestors;
Jesus, Mary, Joseph! My Jesus, mercy.
To my brothers and sisters and other near relatives;
Jesus, Mary, Joseph! My Jesus, mercy.
To my benefactors, spiritual and temporal; etc.
To my former friends and subjects;
To all for whom love or duty bids me pray;
To those who have suffered disadvantage or harm through me;
To those who have offended me;
To all those who are especially beloved to Thee;
To those whose release is at hand;
To those who desire most to be united with Thee;
To those who endure the greatest suffering;
To those whose release is most remote;
To those who are least remembered;
To those who are most deserving on account of their services to the Church;
To the rich, who now are the most destitute;
To the mighty, who now are as lowly servants;
To the blind, who now see their folly;
To the frivolous, who spent their time in idleness;
To the poor, who did not seek the treasures of Heaven;
To the tepid, who devoted little time to prayer;
To the indolent, who were negligent in performing good works;
To those of little faith, who neglected the frequent reception of the Sacraments;
To the habitual sinners, who owe their salvation to a miracle of grace;
To parents who failed to watch over their children;
To superiors who were not solicitous for the salvation of those entrusted to them;
To the souls of those who strove for hardly anything but riches and pleasures;
To the worldly-minded, who failed to use their wealth and talents in the service of God;
To those who witnessed the death of others, but would not think of their own;
To those who did not provide for the great journey beyond, and the days of tribulation;
To those whose judgment is so severe because of the great things entrusted to them;
To the popes, rulers, kings and princes;
To the bishops and their counselors;
To my teachers and spiritual advisors;
To the deceased priests of this diocese;
To all the priests and religious of the whole Catholic Church;
To the defenders of the Holy Faith;
To those who died on the battlefield;
To those who are buried in the sea;
To those who died of stroke or heart attack;
To those who died without the last rites of the Church;
To those who shall die within the next twenty-four hours;
To my own poor soul when I shall have to appear before Thy judgment seat;

V. O Lord, grant eternal rest to all the souls of the faithful departed,
R. And let perpetual light shine upon them.
V. May they rest in peace.
R. Amen.

Saturday, February 26, 2005

The continuing adventures of being Norm's wife...

Greetings to those who care,

This is my first BLOG and how exciting! A few months ago I gave birth to my third premature son and am blessed to be a stay-at-home mother. God has been very gracious and merciful! This blogspace will contain a little of this and that, but mainly it's my ramblings about my life as a Catholic wife and mother in today's wild world. I invite you to read along whether you agree or disagree with what is printed here, know that that is a wonderful blessing about living in America and I take full advantage of it.

Now I'd like to share the Litany For the Church In Our Time (for private use only)
Lord, have mercy on us.
Christ , have mercy on us.
Lord, have mercy on us. Christ, Divine Founder of the Church,
Hear us.
Christ, Who warned of false prophets,
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 Spirit,
Have mercy on us.
Holy Trinity, One God,
Have mercy on us.

Holy Mary, Mother of the Church,
Pray for us.
Saint Joseph, Patron of the Universal Church,
Pray for us.
Saint Michael, defender in the day of battle, etc.
Saint Peter, the Rock upon which Christ built His Church,
Saint Paul, protector of the faithful remnant,
Saint Francis of Assisi, rebuilder of the Church,
Saint Anthony, Hammer of Heretics,
Saint Pius V, champion of the Tridentine Mass,
Saint Pius X, foe of Modernism,

All ye holy angels and archangels,
Pray that we may resist the snares of the devil.
Saint Catherine of Siena,
Pray that Christ's Vicar may oppose the spirit of the world.
Saint John Ficher,
Pray that bishops may have the courage to combat heresy and irreverence.
Saint Francis Xavier,
Pray that zeal for souls may be rekindled in the clergy.
Saint Charles Borromeo,
Pray that seminaries may be protected from false teachings.
Saint Vincent de Paul,
Pray that seminarians may return to a life of prayer and meditation.
Saint Therese of the Child Jesus,
Pray that religious may rediscover their vocation of love and sacrifice.
Saint Thomas More,
Pray that the laity may not succumb to the Great Apostasy.
Saint Francis de Sales,
Pray that the Catholic press may again become a vehicle of truth.
Saint John Bosco,
Pray that our children may be protected from immoral and heretical instruction.
Saint Pascal Baylon,
Pray that profound reverence for the Most Blessed Sacrament may be restored.
Saint Dominic,
Pray that we may ever treasure the Holy Rosary.

Lamb of God, Who takest away the sins of the world,
Spare us, O Lord.
Lamb of God, Who takest away the sins of the world,
Graciously hear us, O Lord.
Lamb of God, Who takest away the sins of the world,
Have mercy on us.

Christ, hear us.
Christ, graciously hear us.

V. Pray for us, O Holy Mother of God,
R. That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.

Let Us Pray
Jesus our God, in these dark hours when Thy Mystical Body is undergoing its own crucifixion, and when it would almost seem to be abandoned by God the Father, have mercy, we beg of Thee, on Thy suffering Church. Send down upon us the Divine Consoler, to enlighten our minds and strengthen our wills.
Thou, O Second Person of the Most Blessed Trinity, Who canst neither deceive nor be deceived, Who hast promised to be with Thy Church until the End of Time, grant us a mighty faith, that we may not falter; help us to do Thy Holy Will at all times, especially during these hours of grief and uncertainty. May Thy Most Sacred Heart and the Immaculate and Sorrowful Heart of Thy Holy Mother be our sure refuge in time and in eternity. R. Amen.