Friday, October 26, 2007

Lava flows

"The Lord has done marvles for us" -Psalm 126
(and by our friend from daily Mass, "The Lord has done marbles for us!")

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Damien the Blessed

It's not the best of videos, and the sound might be somewhat quivering (or at least that's how it sound on this computer) but it's still good.
(and just in case it disapears again, click here)
You can find more videos HERE at the Hawaii Catholic Herald website.

Learning Latin

Yup, learning Latin for this's not exactly the easiest language, but to me it's the most fun.
This site is very helpful and makes leaning interesing at the same time.

Another boring post

Sorry, I haven't had the time to post a halfway decent post...
Scouring the more appropriate part of the Internet, I've so far only come across this:
Click here for a card.

Sunday, October 21, 2007

Saints' Friends

Saint Clare was a friend of Saint Francis who, though he never met her, was a friend of Saint Elizabeth of Hungary, who in turn was the great aunt of St. Elizabeth of Portugal. St. Francis was a friend of Saints Anthony and Dominic. Saint Dominic was a friend of Saint Hyacinth. He was also a friend of St. Amata of Assisi, who was related to St. Clare.

I guess you never know who your friends might eventually be!

Friday, October 19, 2007

Sneaking a meme in

Hurray, tagged by Mrs. Esther!
Name seven things you like about yourself.

1. I'm Catholic, and attend daily Mass (which in this case, daily actually means everyday) :-)

2. I live on an island colored by countless vibrant hues.

3. People my age would probably think I'm weird. That's fine with me, if it means having awesome homeschooling friends that don't care how you dress, having siblings closer to you, and the saints as your bestest friends, then I don't mind being weird.

4. Music is our family's favorite. I wouldn't mind listening to music all day, or playing it.

5. I love reading...and writing...and reading...

6. I have 3 birds (2 are CT's) and have had the honor of watching three clutches of Lilo's eggs hatch, and the chicks grow into sweet little birds.

7. I can't draw, so I finally made the camera work!!

I hereby pass this meme onto three people....
ummmm...well....if you like to play, please help yourself.

(time for dinner...)

Saturday, October 13, 2007


Hahaha! This is so hilarious!
Click here

Thanks to my Mom's friend for sharing this. :-D

Just a Smile

Finn lived in the most depressing place a kid could live, or at least, that’s what he thought of it. No one smiled, no one laughed, no one greeted him a good morning or night, not one neighbor had ever done him a good turn. Finn himself had not done much. After all, what could a measly nine year old do when adults in a haughtily dreary building towered over him like giants?

He had some friends, and they lived in nicer, cheerier, places. There, everyone smiled, everyone laughed, everyone shouted greetings, and all preformed helpful tasks almost in excess. How did his friends’ part of town get that way?

One Sunday, he couldn’t take it anymore. A neighbor had handed him an endless furious tirade about how she thought boys were tiresomely rude. He ran away, as fast as his legs could take him. He hadn’t done anything; he had just walked past her. The thought send him hurling even faster through the town’s twists. The trouble about running away was that there wasn’t anywhere to run to.

Exhausted, but not lost, he stopped. His eyes lit on a grand building as he caught his breath. Finn gazed at it longingly, and a strong compulsion to enter filled him. He slowly made his way in.

It was dark, but not pitch black. It was utterly silent, but peaceful. There was no one else in sight, yet Finn could feel Someone there. There were long wood brown benches, but they were very comfortable and were all facing the same way. Along the walls of the rectangle building, were images. Some were frightening, but most marvelously depicted. Near the front, was a statue. It was one of a beautiful lady clothed in blue, her arms stretched out as if wanting to embrace him. Finn smiled back at her, though his could never compare to her warm one. She was lovely. As Finn stood in front of her, he knew what was lacking in his part of town. Finn thanked the lady, and departed from the church.

He came home, walking this time. The first person he saw was the surly neighbor who had given him the tirade. He stopped, and so did she. Finn swallowed, and before she could snap at him, Finn presented to her a smile so warm; she gaped at him in astonishment. Finn smiled with his heart and asked her if he could do anything for her. Suspicious, but flattered, she declined his offer. Finn walked to his apartment with his unceasing grin.

A year later, Finn sat on a high wall near his apartment. Everyone was smiling, everyone was laughing, everyone was greeting, and everyone had done another good. Finn smiled and chewed a cookie his no longer surly neighbor had given him.

"At last I have found my calling. My calling is love." - St. Therese
Quote found here

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

...and the winner is...

Poll results:

Saint topics - 3 votes
Pictures - 1 vote
Book Reviews - 2 votes
Stories - 2 votes
Anything fun - 1 votes
Other (pls. leave a comment) - 0 votes

I guess I'll be posting more saint related topics as well ans stories and book reviews!
Thanks to all who voted!

Cross(eyed)word puzzles

I don't really like crossword puzzles that much, but for anyone who does, here are a couple!

and a much harder one:

More Latin

Here are some of the prayers said in the Divine Mercy Chaplet in latin:

Eternal Father
Latin Version:
Pater aeterne, offero tibi Corpus et Sanguinem, animam et divinitatem dilectissimi Filii Tui, Domini nostri, Iesu Christi, in propitiatione pro peccatis nostris et totius mundi.

For the sake of His sorrowful Passion, have mercy on us and on the whole world.
Latin Version:
Pro dolorosa Eius passione, miserere nobis et totius mundi.

Holy God
Latin version:
Sanctus Deus, Sanctus Fortis, Sanctus Immortalis, miserere nobis et totius mundi.

Prayers found from here.

Thursday, October 4, 2007


Picture from wikipedia article of nebulae

This year, I'm learning about earth science. How astronomy fits into earth science, I have no idea, but learning about stars has just been simply amazing! A single dot in the night sky could be a cluster of galaxies, just waiting to be discovered. A twinkle of light another far off planet. Who knows what else God has left in store for us to find!
How many people, though, overlook such a remarkable sight? Sure you see a star every night, but by just marveling at it, you're really praising God for bringing it into existence. A little one see the tiniest creations, and is overjoyed at the mere discovery. Maybe that's part of being childlike, thanking God for every little bit of life.

Feast of Saint Francis of Assisi

Happy feast of St. Francis!
St. Francis is the patron of birds and animals in general, so here's a prayer for animals:

God Our Heavenly Father,
You created the world to serve humanity's needs and to lead them to You.
By our own fault we have lost the beautiful relationship
which we once had with all your creation.
Help us to see that by restoring our relationship with You
we will also restore it with all Your creation.
Give us the grace to see all animals as gifts from You
and to treat them with respect for they are Your creation.
We pray for all animals who are suffering as a result of our neglect.
May the order You originally established be once again restored to the whole world
through the intercession of the Glorious Virgin Mary,
the prayers of Saint Francis
and the merits of Your Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ
Who lives and reigns with You now and forever.
- From Parton Saint's Index

Tuesday, October 2, 2007


...on the bloglist!

These bloggers post about their lives, inspirational thoughts, holy cards, and videos.
All these blogs I visit as daily (though daily here means as soon as possible), and I'm sure you'll like them too:

Holy Cards for your Inspiration (Not entirely new to the list, but I forgot to post that it was there.)

Monday, October 1, 2007

Happy Feast Day!

Happy Feast day of Saint Therese!

(wahhoooo! I finally posted a video! um..I have no idea what those other stuff at the end of the video are. so it's prabably not good to click on them)

For more to read on this lovely day, Mrs. Esther, Mrs. Micki, CT, Joey, and Mom have some wonderful (and funny) posts.

ETWN has some quotes and prayers

...and here is a link for her poems. (it's working this time!)

"Jesus set the book of nature before me and I saw that all the flowers he has created are lovely. The splendor of the rose and the whiteness of the lily do not rob the little violet of its scent nor the daisy of its simple charm. I realized that if every tiny flower wanted to be a rose, spring would lose its loveliness and there would be no wildflowers to make the meadows gay. It is just the same in the world of souls - which is the garden of Jesus. He has created the great saints who are like the lilies and the roses, but he has also created much lesser saints and they must be content to be the daisies or the violets which rejoice his eyes whenever he glances down. Perfection consists in doing his will, in being that which he wants us to be.
Jesus, help me to simplify my life by learning what you want me to be - and becoming that person. "
- Saint Therese of Lisieux, from Story of a Soul