Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Let's Get Planning: Read Alouds

Whew! It's September 20th already!! Where does the time go?  I really want to get up the rest of our plans.  I have really tried to simplify this year and so far it seems to be working.  I still have to add in a few small study items but otherwise our schedule seems to be moving along swimmingly.

Term 1:
See How She Loves Us by Joan Carroll Cruz
Illustrated Catechism by Inos Biffi

Term 2:
Advent and Christmas with Fulton Sheen
Saints and Heroes for Boys and Girls by Doris Burton

Term 3:
Our Holy Father, the Pope by Ignatius
the Life of Christ by American Bible Society

Challenge of Freedom by Neumann Press

Term 1:
Time for Battle by Susan Martins Miller
Children of the Civil War by Candice F Ransom

Term 2:
The Rebel Spy by Norma Jean Lutz
My Brother's Keeper by My America
The Story of the Gettysburg Address by Kenneth Richards

Term 3:
The War Ends by Norma Jean Lutz
Children of the Emancipation by Wilma King


Term 1:
The Velveteen Rabbit by Margery Williams
When We Were Very Young by AA Milne
The Happy Prince by Oscar Wilde

Term 2:

Term 3:
Swallows and Amazons

Audiobook :
Shakespeare Audio Dramas

Term 1:
The Shed that Fed a Million Children

Term 2:
Life is Precious Unit Study
Come Look with Me Exploring Landscape Art with Children

Term 3:
Handel at the Court of Kings by Opal Wheeler
G is for Googol A Math Alphabet Book

What are you reading this year?

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Prayer Vigil to Stop Irma

When the going gets tough, the tough get praying.  Irma is a monster of a storm. The strongest and largest ever recorded.  We need to pray not just for those in her path but to stop her all together.  Please pray with me!

At 8 pm your local time, pray a flying novena followed by the Stella Maris Prayer.  Please light a candle while you pray so that a wave of light and prayer can sweep across the earth.

Flying Novena
Memorare (pray nine times)

Remember o most gracious Virhin Mary 
that never was it known
that anyone who fled to thy protection,
implored thy help,
or sought thy intercession
was left unaided
inspired by this confidence
I fly to thee, O virgin of virgins, my mother
to thee do I come, before thee I stand,
sinful and sorrowful.
O Mother of the Word Incarnate,
despise not my petitions,
but in thy mercy, hear and answer me.

Prayer to Our Lady, Star of the Sea

O, most beautiful flower of Mount Carmel,
Fruit of the Vine, splendorous of Heaven.
Blessed Mother of the Son of God,
Immaculate Virgin,
assist me in this my necessity.
O, Star of the Sea, help me
and show herein you are my mother.
O, Holy Mary, Mother of God, Queen of Heaven and Earth,
I humbly beseech you from the bottom of my heart
to succor me in my necessity.
There are none that can withstand your power,
O, show me here you are my mother.
O, Mary, conceived without sin,
pray for us who have recourse to Thee.
Sweet Mother, I place this cause in your hands.

I offer three of each: Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory Be

And for each of your twelve stars, on twelve beads, I pray:
Our Lady, Star of the Sea, Help and Protect us! Sweet Mother, I place this cause in your hands.
courtesy of Holy League
Thank you so much. May God have mercy on us and save those in peril from the affliction of this storm!  Please share!