Friday, October 26, 2012

Year of Faith ideas, cotinued, plus tardy Q&A

On Wednesday I got carried away with Latin trivia and martyrdom, and so forgot to say that it was weekly Q&A time. Not that anyone is forbidden to ask a question in the comment boxes following any post at all. But in case anyone is waiting for permission, here you are.

We also talked last week about ideas for observing the Year of Faith.  One interesting suggestion was to make a pilgrimage to the church of one's own baptism.  This could be a very concrete way to help us ponder our own, earliest introduction to the household of faith.

Another activity worth considering is the weekly, line by line meditations on the Creed every Thursday over at the Wine Dark Sea.

The reading from morning prayer has good advice for all of us politically minded types during this interesting election season:
All bitterness, fury, anger, shouting, and reviling must be removed from you, along with all malice. 
Exactly the words I needed to hear today, how about you?


3 comments:

  1. Thanks for the link, Daria.

    I was baptized at the Newman Center at the University of Texas. Not exactly an exciting destination for a pilgrimage. :( However, maybe this year I'll actually light my baptism candle on my baptism day like we do for the kids on their anniversaries. Last year my mom dug out my candle and sent it to me. But I was baptized on the day after Christmas and that's a hard day on which to get motivated to do something extra.

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  2. What a good idea Daria! Speaking of meditations on the Creed, iBreviary has this: http://ibreviary.com/m/preghiere.php?tipo=Preghiera&id=16#coronaconsolation

    which I think I will use on Saturdays.

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  3. I've never heard of this devotion before. What a great way to meditate on the Creed.

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