Sunday, December 31, 2006

Merry Christmas

Special thanks to my Aunt for sending this to me via e-mail!

Merry belated Christmas!!
(it's still Christmas Season at least!)
Click on the link below:

Happy New year!!!!!
Hope your year 2007 is filled with joy and blessings!!

I'm from Jupiter?!?


You Are From Jupiter

You are exuberantly curious - and you love to explore newness.
Enthusiastic and optimistic, you get a kick out of stimulating intellectual discussions.
Foreign cultures and languages fascinate you. You love the outdoors, animals, and freedom.
Chances are you tend to exaggerate, so try to keep a lid on that.
If you do, you'll continue to be known for your confidence, generosity, and sense of justice.

Sunday, December 24, 2006

The Nativity Story

Picture from Patron Saint's Index

We recently watched the Nativity Story - ok, not really recently - and it was an awesome experience! Though the story could be told in mere seconds, The Naitivity Story film expands into more than and hour. From before Mary and Joseph's betrothal, to the flight to Egypt, it reveals just what Mary and Joseph had to endure during their time. Mary is portrayed as a young girl, not quite grown up. It made me realize that she was almost just a normal person. The three kings were given their own humorous personalities. Did I mention they added humor in it? I was expecting it to be so dramatic and serious, but I was wrong. The music was so hypnotizing, the settings and graphics so real, it was almost as if I were there! The movie wasn't absolutely great, but it's worth watching and makes you see how much Mary and Joseph had to do.

Catholic Devotions Meme

I've been tagged by Mrs. Esther
This time the subject is a little more serious.

1. Favorite devotion or prayer to Jesus?
Yes, receiving the Holy Eucharist at daily Mass, and I'm trying to memorize the Divine Mercy Chaplet.

2. Favorite Marian devotion or prayer?
The Holy Rosary.

3. Do you wear a scapular or medal?

4. Do you have holy water in your home?
Yes, right next to the statues of Jesus, Mary, and the saints.

5. Do you 'offer up' your sufferings?

6. Do you observe First Fridays and First Saturdays?
First Fridays, but not First Saturdays.

7. Do you go to Eucharistic Adoration?
Twice a month. We used to do adoration before Therese's Roses meetings.

8. Are you a Saturday evening Mass person or Sunday morning Mass person?
Sunday morning!

9. Do you say prayers at mealtime?

10. Favorite Saint(s)?
Many! St. Rose of Lima, St. Elizabeth of Hungary, St. Francis of Assisi.... Many more, but I lost count.

11. Can you recite the Apostles Creed by heart?

12. Do you usually say short prayers (aspirations) during the course of the day?
Before school, and before any tests.

13. Bonus Question: When you pass by a automobile accident or other serious mishap, do you say a quick prayer for the folks involved?
Ashley usually leads it, we say an Our Father, Hail Mary, then Glory Be

I now tag:

Prayers and writings of a Catholic Mom and Daughter
Catholic Homeschooled Teens

Does anyone else have a blog?

Thursday, December 7, 2006

Christmas Meme

Mom and I were tagged for a Christmas meme by Mrs. Esther! It was fun and hard at the same time. I didn't realize there were so many Christmas songs I liked. Which Christmas songs do you like?
Click on the link to see mine:
Mostly Prayers and Writing of a Catholic Mom and Daughter

Monday, November 27, 2006

Books by Shannon Hale

The Goose Girl
By Shannon Hale

From the land of Kildenree, the timid and shy Princess Ani is sent to marry a prince in the country of Bayern. Skilled with the gift of animal-speaking, her only constant companions are her horse and the birds. However, when her lady-in-waiting decides Ani is not worthy of being a princess and takes her place, the journey alone to Bayern becomes treacherous. To survive in Bayern undiscovered by her deceitful lady-in-waiting, she takes a job as a goose girl until she can find some allies. Yet, how is she to find allies in a foreign country? Based on the tale of The Goose Girl by the Grimm Brothers, this captivating story will keep you awake through the night, as Ani dodges her maid’s treasonous plans and discovers the meaning of bravery.
Visit Shannon Hale’s website

-Review By Cy

Thursday, November 23, 2006

Happy Thanksgiving

What are you thankful for?

For the spirit of Aloha
For my parents, mum and da
For siblings to play pillow fight with
Little brother, baby, sis
For wonderful friends with whom I play
Soccer, basketball, and talk the day away
For the tiny members of my family
Dogs, cats, birds, fish, and rabbits so cuddly
For books to read of adventures past
For being able to read, long books and fast
For the holidays that speckle the year
They remind us to be loving and full of cheer
For the beauty that surrounds us each day
For the cool rain that falls each May.
For the delicious food we eat
Even vegetables, carrots, celery, beet
For the Eurcharist we receive on Sunday
For each day of the week, even Monday
For the music that fills our hearts
Piano, clarinet, trumpet, harp
For all the blessings that have past
And all that came at long last
For the gift of hope in our strife
For the amazing and glorious gift of life
For the whole year God, we thank you
And for your love so kind and true

Wednesday, November 1, 2006

26 Saints

Happy All Saints Day!

How many of these saints do you know?

St. Albert the Great
One of the Greatest scholars of the 12th century. Scientist and teacher of St Thomas Aquinas.

St. Brigid of Ireland
When she was a child, she gave many of possessions to the poor, even the items she did not really own. Later she became a nun, and started many convents in Ireland. Lived about the same time a St. Patrick of Ireland.

St. Cecelia
Martyr of the first century, she converted her husband and his brother, who were also martyred. She is the patron saint of music.

St. Dominic
Our Lady appeared to him, telling him to spread the devotion of the rosary. Founder of the Dominicans, and was a good friend of St. Francis of Assisi. Patron of astronomers.

St. Edmund Campion
A Jesuit priest, he encouraged Catholics to remain steadfast in their faith during Queen Elizabeth I' reign. Martyred on 1581

St. Francis Xavier
A missionary in the 16th century, he sailed bravely to the southeastern part of Asia to convert the people there. Friend of St. Ignatius of Loyola.

St. Germaine Cousin
Born deformed, she was mistreated by her stepmother, ignored by her father, and forced to sleep in a barn. She was a shepherdess. She went to Mass as often as she could, and when she left her staff upright in the ground, her sheep flocked around it while she went to Mass.

St. Hyacinth
One of the first Dominicans, he introduced the order and preached in the many different countries of Europe. He is one of the Patrons of Poland.

Bl. Imelda Lambertini
She entered a convent at the age of 9, and couldn't wait until she could finally receive her First Holy Communion. On May 12 1333, she did, and died after from happiness. She is the Patron of First Communicants.

St. John Vianney
He had to go through many hardships to obtain priesthood. He was assigned to the little town of Ars, which at the time wasn't even a parish and sorely needed improvement. The people came to love him so much, that he attempted to run away once. Many came a long way to him just to have confession told. Patron of parish priests.

St. Katharine of Siena
When she was younger, she hid in a cave attempting to become a hermit. However, she heard God's voice telling her to return home. Later, she became a Dominican nun and even persuaded a pope to return to Rome.

St. Lawrence
Archdeacon of Rome and martyr. When commanded to bring the treasure of the church to the officials of Rome, he gathered up the poor people. He was grilled to death.

St. Monica
She persisted in her prayer for the convertion of her son, St. Augustine and also for her husband.

St. Notburga
Saint in the 13th century, she was a kitchen girl and helped the poor in any way she could. Patroness of farmers.

St. Olga
Queen of Ukraine, she tried to convert her country but couldn't. Grandmother of St. Vladimir. Patroness of widows.

St. Philip Neri
Known as the laughing saint, he cared for the sick and poor in a cheery way.

St. Quardus
He was a pilgrim to the Holy Lands and Hermit.

St. Rose of Lima
Dominican tertiary and hermit, grew crops and embroidered to help finance her family. Once there were pirates about to attack Lima. She prayed and the pirates left. Patroness of gardeners.

St. Sebastian
Captain of the guard in Rome, he was well liked by the emperor. He visited the Christians in jail and gave them courage. When discovered, he was shot with arrows. He survived and the emperor beat him to death.

St. Thomas Aquinas
Scholar of the 13th century, he secretly joined the Dominicans. When his family found out, they imprisoned him for a year. Doctor of the Church and patron of academics.

St. Ursula
Martyred princess. She and her maids refused to give up their faith. Patroness of schoolchildren.

St. Vincent de Paul
Once captured by Turkish pirates. Founder of the Congregation of the Daughters of Charity. Patron of charitable societies.

St. Wenceslaus
Converted by Sts. Cyril and Methodius and was duke of Bohemia. Patron saint of Bohemia.

St. Thomas Xico
One of the martyrs of Nagasaki

St. Yolanda of Hungary
Princess, Franciscan tertiary, and niece of St. Elizabeth of Hungary.

St. Zita
She was a servant, and she gave her own food the those who needed it.

Visit Patron Saints Index for more saints

A heartfelt thank you to all who write the saint's stories and carry on their work!

Sunday, October 1, 2006

Feast of Saint Therese Oct 1

Saint Therese
October 1

You know well enough that Our Lord

does not look so much at the greatness of our actions,

nor even at their difficulty,

but at the love with which we do them.

-Saint Therese of Lisieux

Jesus Alone Is

Jesus alone is; the rest is not.

When in my youthful heart was kindled

The fire which we call love

You came then, Lord, to claim it;

And you alone, O Jesus, could fill my soul;

For boundless was the need I felt of needing you.

To be with you and in you is my one and only desire.

Let us be one with Jesus...

let us make our life a continual sacrifice,

a martyrdom of love to console Jesus.

May all moments of our life be for him alone.

We have only one task during the night

of our present life--to love Jesus.

I know that Jesus is in me-

he it is who does everything in me: I do nothing.

The nothingness of me is strangely loved:

Sustaining ever

The all of love, my need is strangely here:

Departing never.

We must love our nothingness,

and thing only of the All which in infinitely lovable.

-St. Therese of Lisieux

Friday, September 29, 2006

Five Fingers of Prayer

Your thumb is nearest to you..
Pray for those closest to you: mom and dad, brothers and sisters, other family members, friends.

The next finger is the pointing finger.
Pray for those who teach, instruct and heal: pope, teachers, doctors, and ministers. They need support and wisdom in pointing others in the right direction.

The next finger is the tallest finger.
Pray for our leaders: president, leaders in business, industry, and administrators. They shape our nation and guide public opinion.

The fourth finger is our ring finger.
This is our weakest finger. It reminds us to pray for those who are weak, in trouble or in pain. Pray for the sick, dying, hungry and the homeless.

The fourth finger is our ring finger.
This is our weakest finger. It reminds us to pray for those who are weak, in trouble or in pain. Pray for the sick, dying, hungry and the homeless.

Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Books by Lemony Snicket

The Bad Beginning
By Lemony Snicket

Three siblings, Violet, Klaus, and Sunny have just lost their parents in a tragic fire. Just when they thought things couldn't get any worse, the greedy Count Olaf is now after them wherever they go. Despite the horrific warnings on and in the book, the first book in this dread filled series is also filled with excitement an mystery. Can you solve the mystery that follows the Baudelires wherever they go?

Sunday, August 6, 2006

Word Game

How many words can you find from the word:

From a three lettered word: act;
to an eleven lettered word: disappeared.

Concentrating less on the smaller words, there are almost 100 of them!
How many can you find?

Sunday, July 30, 2006

How to Add to This Site

Hi Therese's Roses!
If you can help add something to this site, that would be great!
Here's how:
Either you go to The Therese's Roses Forum and post something you want to put here, there
Or you can go to the end of this post, click on comments, and enter what you want

About Adding Book Reviews
If you want, you can add a Book Review
It can be as long as you want now!!

About Adding to "About St. Therese"
You can to add something under the category of St. Therese, this section is all about our group's patron saint!

About Adding Links
If you want to add links to a site about St. Therese, or a book, please make sure the site is safe, and doesn't have any ads.

Thanks, I hope this all makes sense!

Saturday, July 29, 2006


By Christopher Paolini

Deep in the Spine, the mystifying mountains of Alagaƫsia, Eragon discovers a peculiar blue stone, that turns out to be an egg, and hatches into the unexpected dragon, Saphira. Eragon and Saphira find themselves in the middle of an epic journey that lead them to become heroes and ledgends.

Review by Cyrene

Sunday, July 9, 2006



By Brian Jacques

In Redwall Abbey, mice, squirrels, badgers, moles, and other woodland creatures live in harmony and peace. Well known for its hospitality, many creatures flock to its doors seeking shelter. However, when Cluny the Scourge threatens to take over the Abbey, the Redwallers are determined to defend the Abbey. Among the Redwallers is a young and bumbling mouse named Matthias. Chosen by the great legend mouse Martin the Warrior himself, Matthias must recover Martin's sword at all costs, and defeat Cluny the Scourge. Together with Constance the badger, Cornflower the mouse maid, Ambrose the hedgehog, Warbeak the sparrow, and many more, the Redwallers strive to make Redwall safe and a place of peace once more!

-Review by Cy

Tuesday, July 4, 2006

Books By J.R.R. Tolkien

Books By J.R.R. Tolkien

Lord of the Rings
Frodo and Sam travel to Mordor to destroy the One Ring.

The Hobbit
Bilbo Baggins, a simple Hobbit chosen by Gandalf the wizard, embarks on a fantastic journey through Middle Earth to help the dwarves regain their treasure from the fearsome dragon, Smaug. Along with the men of Dale, the elves, and eagles, they rid Middle Earth of the last dragon and regain their treasure. Along the way, Bilbo discovers a mysterious magical object…
-Reviews By Cy

Books By AVI

Books By AVI

A tiny mouse saves her family from the tyranny of the owl, Mr. Ocax.
-Review By Cy

A Newberry Award Winner.
The life of a poor boy and his adventures and how he discovers his true heritage
-Review By Pueo

Monday, July 3, 2006

Saint Therese did many marvelous things to make herself cheerful in the convent. She spent several hours praying to God whom she loved very much. She wrote many songs and one of them was a song in honor of St. Francis, which she was very clever at making a tune. Since she enjoyed painting, she painted in the prayer room a picture of the Blessed Sacrament with infant angels spreading bright colored flowers near it. How happy was Therese to be in the convent!
-By Ashley

Sunday, July 2, 2006


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