Friday, May 25, 2007

Another meme!

Yikes, this month is filled to the brim with memes! :D

Thanks to Mrs. Esther for the tag!

“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. We go to Mass everyday. If we're unable to go to the noon Mass, we go to the early one or a much later one.

2. I could spend all day reading. (it's been accomplished too!)

3. Music is one of the most essential things to me and my family. Not a day goes by without some song going on in my head, or pouring out from the car's radio, or being coaxed from a musical instrument by one of us kids.

4. I love featherballs - er, I mean birds. The unique design God gave them is truly amazing. From the fierce Peregrine Falcon to the tiny Strawberry Finch, birds are one of the many remarkable creations.

5. I learned to type faster by using the Yahoo instant message when Mom was traveling. (and playing piano probably helped a little, speaking of which...)

6. I really, really, really didn't want to play piano when I was littler.

7. I can probably write a lot of things in this blog, but I wouldn't be able to have a real conversation with anyone without stammering, staring at the floor, bitting my lip.....

8. I can't sew, but I can cross-stitch.


oohhhh...I know!

Therese's Roses members, you're all tagged! :-)

Riddle for May

Statue of Mary, Star of the Sea

Can you guess the answer to this May poem?

Frisking lightly in the sun
Lovely colors for everyone.
Orange, blue, violet,
Wonderful to behold till sun is set.
Evening comes, morning follows
Rightening themselves each year and morrows.
So now that this little poem's been said,
The secret word can now be read.


Here are the answers to the movie meme from a couple weeks ago!
Sorry for the looooonnng wait...

1. Finding Neverland
2. Finding Nemo
3. Star Wars VI
4. LOTR: Return of the King
5. Lilo & Stitch
6. Fantasia
7. The Neverending Story
8. Hook
9. Bridge to Terabithia
10. 101 Dalmatians

Thursday, May 17, 2007

Twice tagged!

My little Sunny who always reads with me.

Tagged by Mrs. Esther for Book meme #1
...and by Joey for Book meme #2!

Thanks for the tags!

Book Meme #1

How many books do you own?
A gazillion!!

Books I'm reading now:
Outbound Flight by Timothy Zhan
Castle in the Air by Diana Wynne Jones
Chicken Soup for the Pet Lover's Soul by numerous authors

Books I've read recently:
Warriors: The Power of Three by Erin Hunter
The Last Command by Timothy Zahn
Lady Friday by Garth Nix

5 books that mean a lot to me:
Lord of the Rings by J. R. R. Tolkien
The Hobbit
The Last Battle by C. S. Lewis
The Diary of Sister Faustina
Father Damien and the Bells by Arthur and Elizabeth Sheehan

Book meme #2

3 works of non-fiction everyone should read:

1. Story of a Soul
2. St. Francis Solano by Mary Fabyan Windett
3. The Diary of Sister Faustina

3 works of fiction everyone should read:

1. Lord of the Rings
2. The Once and Future King by T. H. White
3. Redwall by Brian Jacques

3 authors everyone should read:

1. J. R. R. Tolkien
2. C. S. Lewis
3. St. Therese

3 books no one should read:
Actually, I don't know of any...

I tag.....

All members of Therese's Roses!!! :-)

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

About Mememe ???

Tagged by Joey :-)

1. Male or Female:

2. Married or Single (or religious):

3. Dream vacation:
It's really a dream vacation! The Shire : )

4. Birthplace:
Orange County, California

5. Area I live in currently:
Somewhere in a galexy far, far away from the one in Star Wars.

6. Someone you wish you could meet: one least, no one currently on earth.

7. Biggest "pet-peeve":
I don't have one, actually...

8. Favorite Religious devotion:
Daily Mass

9. Favorite Saint (besides the Blessed Mother):
Ack...St. Francis Solano right now.

10. Favorite sport that you play:

10. Favorite food:
Same as CT's!

12. Tridentine or Novus Ordo:
I haven't attended a Tridentine yet, but either one, as long as it's well done.

13. Would you (or are you) home school or public school:

14. How many kids do you have:
Do Sunny, Lilo, Stitch, Merri, and Pippin count?

15. Ever been in an auto accident:
Not a big one.

16. Ever seen a pope in person:
No :'(

17. Languages that you know fluently:
English, and Pig Latin ;-) (ig-pay atin-lay!)

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

19. Favorite Blog:
This one! Without Mrs. Esther's help, we wouldn't be blogging!

20. Your thoughts on Barney, the Easter bunny, and Santa Claus:
Barney: Aren't dinosaurs extinct?!? Easter Bunny: Mom is better. Santa Clause: Isn't he the one who sings at the Christmas Vigil Mass?

Umm...who to tag?
Well, whoever wants to, you're it!

Sunday, May 13, 2007

Need to send a card?

Neat...I've forgotten where it's from, but did you know the word "card" is in the word "cardiac" meaning heart?

Anyway, if you still need to send a Happy Mother's Day card, the Daughters of St. Paul have a great website. Don't worry, they're free. :-)
It may not be as glamourous as some other sites' e-cards, but it still has awesome music and beautiful cards.

Happy Mother's Day!

Picture from Patron Saints Index

Happy Mother's Day to all Mothers!!!

A mother is a person

Who's always there for you

When skies are dark and cloudy

Instead of bright and blue.

Who wipes away the tears

No matter how many your years.

Who rejoices in your renewed elation,

And waits for your return in silent anticipation.

Saturday, May 12, 2007

Dubble Tagged!

Tagged by CT
Ack, I'm behind in posting this but...

Movie Meme
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. Theatrical Troupe / Unhappy Marriage / Friendship / Loss Of Friend / Loss Of Loved One

2. Friend / Loss Of Wife / Accidental Hero / No Opening Credits / Father Son Reunion

3. Moon / Messiah / Outer Space / Wuxia Fiction / Chained

4. Peril / Magic / Melodrama / Against The Odds / Group

5. Alien Fugitive / Teenage Girl / Little Girl / Disney Animated Feature / Alien Contact

6. Elephant /Hippopotamus /Pegasus /Conductor /Surreal

7. Child Hero / Atmospheric / Bully Comeuppance / Warrior / Alternate Dimension

8. Kidnap / It Was All A Dream / Fantastic / Magic / Christmas

9. Friend / Outsider / Fantasy Life / Artist / Tragedy

10. Dog / Dog Cartoon / Based On Film / Number In Title

If you need hints, please leave a comment, and I'll give a few. (Don't worry, the clues are hard)

Musical Meme

Five Favorite Songs
1. The Wonder of it All
By Point of Grace
2. Untitled Hymn (Come to Jesus)
Chris Rice
3. Blue Skies
Point of Grace
4. The Prayer
5. You Were There

Three Favorite Music Artists
1. Point of Grace
2. Mark Schultz
3. JoyWilliams

Three Favorite Composers
1. Robert D. Vandall
2. Beethoven
3. Thomas Newman
(and for good measure, 4. Mr. Mondoy)

Favorite song when you were little
I See the Moon

Favorite song you wish you could sing
The Prayer (the version I've heard has words in another language, and it sounds amazing!)

Favorite type of music

Least Favorite song
Place in this World by Micheal W. Smith (no offence, I just find it irritating)

Least favorite type of music
Actually, I haven't heard all of them

Favorite musical instrument
Piano! (or, as a funny little friend of ours says it, the pie-ano)

Musical instrument you wish you could play
The clarinet...or maybe the violin...oh no, the cello...the ukulele looks and sounds fun...wait, the piccolo and flute sound sweet...nevermind, all of them!!!

Umm...who to tag?
Well, if you haven't been tagged yet, you're it!

Sunday, May 6, 2007

I counted two

Something to cheer you up :-)

I know May (or around this time of year) for most students (and teachers) is a hectic time filled with intense studying and tests. I hope this relieves some tension.

Remind me, how many senses are there?

1. Sense of smell

2. Sense of hearing

3. Touch

4. Sight

5. Taste

6. Common sense

7. Sense of direction

8. My favorite, Sense of humor! :-)

*Update* 5/12
Special thanks to Joey and Pueo for these ones! :-D

9. By Joey: Sense of right and wrong

10. By Pueo: who can forget pennies, nickles, dimes and quarters?

If you have another one, feel free to leave it in the comments.
Have a great day!

Saturday, May 5, 2007


On one of the previous posts, St. Therese's Poems, if you click the word here in the poem, it takes you to a picture. My mistake, it's supposed to take you HERE. Sorry, hope it makes sense now. Also, I'm not sure why, but the Favorite Saints Meme is way down there...

Thursday, May 3, 2007

Latin Rosary

Found here and here
(literally click the word here)
How to say the Rosary in Latin

Signum Crucis (Sign of the Cross)
In nomine Patris, et Filii, et Spiritus Sancti. Amen.

Symbolum Apostolorum (Apostle's Creed)
Credo in Deum Patrem omnipotentem, Creatorem caeli et terrae. Et in Iesum Christum, Filium eius unicum, Dominum nostrum, qui conceptus est de Spiritu Sancto, natus ex Maria Virgine, passus sub Pontio Pilato, crucifixus, mortuus, et sepultus, descendit ad inferos, tertia die resurrexit a mortuis, ascendit ad caelos, sedet ad dexteram Dei Patris omnipotentis, inde venturus est iudicare vivos et mortuos. Credo in Spiritum Sanctum, sanctam Ecclesiam catholicam, sanctorum communionem, remissionem peccatorum, carnis resurrectionem, vitam aeternam. Amen.

Oratio Dominica (The Lord's Prayer)
Pater noster, qui es in caelis, sanctificetur nomen tuum. Adveniat regnum tuum. Fiat voluntas tua, sicut in caelo et in terra. Panem nostrum quotidianum da nobis hodie, et dimitte nobis debita nostra sicut et nos dimittimus debitoribus nostris. Et ne nos inducas in tentationem, sed libera nos a malo. Amen.

Say three times:
Ave Maria (Hail Mary)
Ave Maria, gratia plena, Dominus tecum. Benedicta tu in mulieribus, et benedictus fructus ventris tui, Iesus. Sancta Maria, Mater Dei, ora pro nobis peccatoribus, nunc, et in hora mortis nostrae. Amen.

Gloria Patri (Glory Be)
Gloria Patri, et Filio, et Spiritui Sancto. Sicut erat in principio, et nunc, et semper, et in saecula saeculorum. Amen.

Oratio Fatima (Fatima Prayer)
O mi Iesu, dimitte nobis debita nostra, libera nos ab igne inferni, conduc in caelum omnes animas, praesertim illas quae maxime indigent misericordia tua.

Mysteria Gaudiosa (Joyful Mysteries said on Mon. and Sat.)
Annuntiatiónem Beátæ Maríæ Vírginis
Visitatiónem Beátæ Maríæ Vírginis
Nativitátem Dómini nostri Jesu Christi
Oblatiónem Dómini nostri Jesu Christi
Inventiónem Dómini nostri Jesu Christi in templo

Mysteria Luminosa (Luminous Mysteries said on Thurs.)
Qui apud Iordanem baptizatus est.
Qui ipsum revelavit apud Canense matrimonium.
Qui Regnum Dei annuntiavit.
Qui transfiguratus est.
Qui Eucharistiam instituit

Mysteria dolorosa (Sorrowful Mysteries said on Tues. and Fri.)
Agóniam Dómini nostri Jesu Christi in horto
Flagellatiónem Dómini nostri Jesu Christi
Coronatiónem spinis Dómini nostri Jesu Christi
Bajulatiónem Crucis
Crucifixiónem Dómini nostri Jesu Christi

Mysteria gloriosa (Glorious Mysteries said on Wed. and Sun.)
Resurrectiónem Dómini nostri Jesu Christi a mórtuis
Ascensiónem Dómini nostri Jesu Christi in cáelum
Missiónem Spíritus Sancti in discípulos

Assumptiónem Beátæ Maríæ Vírginis in cáelum
Coronatiónem Beátæ Maríæ Vírginis in cáelum

(Said every mystery)
Oratio Dominica
Ave Maria (ten)
Gloria Patri
Oratio Fatima

Salve Regina (Hail Holy Queen)
Salve, Regina, mater misericordiae, vita, dulcedo, et spes nostra, salve. Ad te clamamus exsules filii Hevae. Ad te suspiramus, gementes et flentes in hac lacrimarum valle. Eia, ergo, advocata nostra, illos tuos misericordes oculos ad nos converte. Et Iesum, benedictum fructum ventris tui, nobis post hoc exsilium ostende.O clemens, O pia, O dulcis Virgo Maria.
V. Ora pro nobis, sancta Dei Genetrix.
R. Ut digni efficiamur promissionibus Christi.

Deus, cuius Unigenitus per vitam, mortem et resurrectionem suam nobis salutis aeternae praemia comparavit, concede, quaesumus: ut haec mysteria sacratissimo beatae Mariae Virginis Rosario recolentes, et imitemur quod continent, et quod promittunt assequamur. Per eundem Christum Dominum nostrum.

In nomine Patris, et Filii, et Spiritus Sancti.

Isn't Latin awesome?!

Tuesday, May 1, 2007

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