Easter hymns, carols, verses – off hunting Mortis Portis Fractus Fortis!
When I found the Litany of Loreto or Litany of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Latin I was amazed. It rhymes! Granted the English sometimes rhymes, but the Latin beats it hands down. Having grown up with the aspiration of someday being to recite the litany by heart, I hoped to inculcate this in my… Continue reading Litany of Loreto Bingo
I’ve put together a simple page for each Sunday with a black and white picture to colour and some words to trace – Latin and English. The theme is taken from the Gospel of the day, according to the 1962 books (or Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite).
Before each Sunday you can prepare a youngster with these posts. Read through the Gospel in English. Have a look at the pictures – I try include an colour picture each week as well as the colouring page. There’s a short phrase in Latin and English. See if you can match up the corresponding words.
Warm fuzzy may not be the first thing you associate with WWI, but this short story by Joyce Kilmer is something like it. It is also amazingly striking for Catholics – how religion can transcend national, cultural, linguistic boundaries. From the intro: Joyce Kilmer was born in New Brunswick in 1886; studied at Rutgers College… Continue reading 12 American soldiers walk into a French widow’s house in WW1
For anyone wanting to memorise the Baltimore Catechism. First, install Anki – a nifty little open source program available for Windows, Mac, Linux, iPhone, Android, FreeBSD and even Nintendo DS. Next start up the program and go to File > Download > Shared Decks. Type Catechism in the search box and that should bring up… Continue reading Baltimore Catechism Flashcards
Note: relative pronouns are “who”, “whom” and “whose”. For example, some books would write “Lamb of God Who takest away the sins…” or “Our Father Who art in heaven”. As far as I can tell, it is a matter of style. The Liturgical Press, Collegeville Minnesota has a style guide that puts pronouns referring to… Continue reading Whether to capitalize relative pronouns referring to God?
It’s an exciting time here. One boy is preparing for first Holy Communion. Two older boys are learning how to serve Mass, the first altar boys in the family for who knows how long. Then there’s the one in the picture who is helping me learn how to sew a cassock. First I bought two… Continue reading How to sew a cassock