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Thursday, January 11, 2007

Tag, I'm it.

The estimable Shan doth give tag to mine blog for the following meme:

[A is for apparitions - your favorite]: Lourdes.

[B is for Bible - the one you read most often]: Douay-Rheims for the language, the more pedestrian NAB for study purposes, plus a couple in Spanish to help me flesh out any translation ambiguities.

[C is for Charism - the one you would most like to have]: The one I'm missing.

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

[E is for Essential Prayer - What’s yours?]: The Our Father

[F is for Favorite Hymn]: How Great Thou Art

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

[H is for Holy Communion - How would you describe it, using one word?]: Revivifying.

[I is for Inspiration - When do you feel most inspired by God?]: Catechizing.

[J is for Jesus - When did you first meet Him?]: "Face-to-face," as it were, when my youngest was diagnosed with autism.

[K is for Kindness - Which saint or person has most inspired you by their kindness?]: Blessed Miguel A. Pro, SJ.

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

[M is for Mary, the Mother of God - Your favorite term of endearment for her]: Santa Maria, Madre de Dios

[N is for New Testament - Your favorite passage]: St. Matthew 16:15-17 "Jesus saith to them: 'But whom do you say that I am?' Simon Peter answered and said: 'Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God.' And Jesus answering, said to him: 'Blessed art thou, Simon Bar-Jona: because flesh and blood hath not revealed it to thee, but my Father who is in heaven.'

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

[P is for Psalms - your favorite]: Psalm 23

[Q is for quote - saint quote]: “Despair is not from God.” - St. Ignatius of Loyola

[R is for rosary - your favorite mysteries]: The Sorrowful

[S is for Saint - the one you turn to in time of need - not including the Blessed Virgin Mary]: St. Anthony because I am forever losing things, and St. Ignatius Loyola

[T is for Tradition - your favorite Catholic tradition]: The litany of saints

[U is for university - Which Catholic University have you attended or are currently attending?]: It could have been Georgetown, if I had bothered to study harder in high school. As it was I barely missed the cut.

[V is for Virtue - the one you wish you had]: Charity. Even as hard as I'm working on that, I'm lagging.

[W is for Way of the Cross - Which station can you most relate to?]: St. Veronica wipes Christ's face.

[X is for Xaverian Brothers - Do you know who they are?]: Do they distill ardent spirits?

[Y is for your favorite Catholic musician]: Bocelli, except for that pop stuff...[shudder].

[Z is for Zeal for the faith]: I have been accused thereof.

I hereby tag...Ryan Duns, SJ!