Friday, January 12, 2007

Catholic ABCs

I owed Barb this for a while. The computer at work is up and running now so I can procrastinate update my blog with greater frequency. Here we go....

[A is for apparitions - your favorite]: Lourdes

[B is for Bible - the one you read most often]: Catholic Women's Devotional Bible, but I'm reading it less because it has adopted PC gender usage.

[C is for Charism - the one you would most like to have]: prophecy

[D is for Doctor of the Church - your favorite]: Hmmmm...Teresa of Avila

[E is for Essential Prayer - What's yours?]: "Lord Jesus Christ, have mercy on me, a sinner!"

[F is for Favorite Hymn]: Faith of our Fathers; I also really dig Lift High the Cross and Amazing Grace

[G is for Gospel - your favorite author?]: John

[H is for Holy Communion - How would you describe it, using one word?]: Awesome (in the literal, not Valley-Girl, sense

[I is for Inspiration - When do you feel most inspired by God?]: When I'm at Mass

[J is for Jesus - When did you first meet Him?]: When I was Baptized.

[K is for Kindness - Which saint or person has most inspired you by their kindness?] The late Deacon George Ross. The most beautiful soul I have ever had the pleasure of meeting.

[L is for liturgical year - your favorite time in the liturgical cycle?]: Lent

[M is for Mary, the Mother of God - Your favorite term of endearment for her]: Mama; My Favorite Official Title is "Seat of Wisdom"

[N is for New Testament - Your favorite passage]: The Bread of Life Discourse (John 6:22-71)

[O is for Old Testament - Your favorite Book here]: Psalms

[P is for Psalms - your favorite] Psalm 8

[Q is for quote - saint quote]: "Preach the Gospel at all times. Use words if necessary." Francis of Assisi

[R is for rosary - your favorite mysteries] the Joyful mysteries

[S is for Saint - the one you turn to in time of need - not including the Blessed Virgin Mary]: St. Monica

[T is for Tradition - your favorite Catholic tradition]: Ashes on Ash Wednesday

[U is for university - Which Catholic University have you attended or are currently attending?] DeSales University, undergrad; one class at Franciscan University of Steubenville

[V is for Virtue - the one you wish you had]: self-control (really more of the Gift of the Holy Spirit)

[W is for Way of the Cross - Which station can you most relate to?]: Jesus meets His Mother

[X is for Xaverian Brothers - Do you know who they are?]: No, but I think I've heard of them.

[Y is for your favorite Catholic musician]: Pope St. Gregory the Great

[Z is for Zeal for the faith]: You definitely have a lot of zeal for the faith if you have made it this far.

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