Thursday, August 16, 2007

New Traditional Catholic Website, and Latin Mass Database

A friend of mine helped to develop this website. She is the woman who interviewed His Excellency Bishop Rifan of Campos, Brazil.

This is what she wrote to me:
Well, this is the project I've been working on. It's a Latin Mass database- you
can search for a Mass near you. We're also going to do articles, links, blogging
and hopefully a social aggregate program-kind of like myspace for Trad

She announced it only a couple of days ago, and she knows there are some bugs to work out - bugs that don't show up until people start using the site.


Brocade Ring Sling

Thursday, August 16, 2007 - Feast of Saint Roch
I made another sling for this baby. This one is made out of a single layer of brocade.
Here is a close-up of the lovely fabric.
And the drawstring bag to hold it.
I apologize for the lousy pictures. I would have taken them outside, but it is blistering hot!

Friday, August 10, 2007

Gorgeous Green Tie-Dye Ring Sling

August 10, 2007 - Feast of Saint Lawrence
I had the pleasure of making another sling. This sling is made out of a green tie-dye cotton, with a slight stretch. The fabric has variegated thread running the length of it. It is a gorgeous fabric, and my pictures do not do it justice.

The sling is fully reversible, and has a zippered pocket in the tail.

Here is a close-up of the decorative stitching I did along one rail/side of the sling. This helps the wearer when adjusting the sling, by knowing which side of the tail to pull on.

And an added surprise, which my friend does not know about - unless she is reading my blog now - I made a drawstring bag to store the sling in.

The baby this sling was made for, is due any day now. Please pray for a safe delivery!

P.s. - I would love pictures of the sling in use!

Saturday, August 04, 2007

Is there such a thing as a "charitable comeback"???

August 4, 2007 - Feast of Saint John Mary Vianney

Is there such a thing as a "charitable comeback"???

There is an older woman at my N.O. who has the tongue of a viper. She is an elderly woman who has a control issue. She used to be in charge of the sacristy - for years I believe. She "retired", but not really (one friend said she will be directing the workings of the sacristy from her grave.) Our new priest (well, not as new anymore) has (unintentionally) put her on the warpath (especially since the recent Motu Proprio - Summorum Pontificum). She criticizes him freely, to anyone who is in earshot, even if it is him. She saw one friend of mine signing the petition for the Latin Mass (supported by our priest, by the way), and chastised her for it, saying some hateful things about it. I have a feeling there would be a lot more signatures if not for her.

I recognize that she is elderly, and often the elderly don't accept change readily. I am also sure that she has done some good things for the parish. But when it comes to obedience to your priest, bishop, and pope, there is no excuse. I have a feeling if Jesus Christ showed up in the church wearing a robe and sandals, she would criticise him for wearing sandals in the church.

Anyway, I have conversations with her, in my head. Trouble is, I am not good at charitable comebacks - though I think of plenty of UNcharitable ones!

Help a girl out! Do you have any charitable comebacks? Those comebacks that refer to the Motu Proprio, and/or support for the Latin Mass, and/or respect for your priest, will be especially appreciated!

Help me out, so I can win these conversations in my head!

P.s. - Our priest is doing "dry runs" of the Latin Mass. I don't know when his first "real run" will be, but you can bet that I will be there!