Friday, April 29, 2011

7 Quick Takes Friday (Volume 10)


My favorite day of the year!!!
Oh, the graces are flowing.

Oh, Blood and water which gushed forth from the heart of Jesus,

like a fount of Mercy for us,

I trust in Thee.

Jesus, I trust in Thee.


Pope John Paul II will be beatified on Sunday, Divine Mercy Sunday!

One of my favorites.

I do keep getting emails from my SSPX dad and I guess they are not fans of this

holy man. I pray for them. It makes the day happy and sad for me.

Sad that my family can't take part in the joy of this blessed event.


Sunday is also our Catholic homeschool group's Easter party.

We filled, ummm, let me see, anyone want to take any guesses?

Maybe I'll have to think of something to give away....

This laundry basket ended up being filled to the top!

The Royal Wedding.
I did not get up early, or even watch it on TV for that matter.
I did look up what the dress looked like on

I also enjoyed looking at the funny (ridiculous) hats!
Kate's dress was beautiful.


Good old PAAS egg dyes.

This is taken out of my "Little White Book" Six minute reflections:

In 1880, a pharmacist named William Townley from Newark, NJ, introduced packets of egg dye which he sold for five cents. Townley's Easter Egg Dye initially offered dye tablets for five colors.

Acknowledging the roots of his German customers (whose ancestors had introduced the old-world custom of dyeing eggs to the United States), Townley later changed the company name to PAAS Dye Company.

PAAS is a derivative of the Pennsylvanian Dutch word which means EASTER!


Also taken from my Little White Book:

Friar Cappuccino

On April 27, 2003, Pope John Paul II beatified a 17th century friar, who is called the inspiration behind cappuccino coffee.

Born in 1631 in Italy, Marco d' Aviano was a Capuchin friar, well known for his preaching.

On the eve of the Battle of Vienna in 1683, the pope asked him to rally Catholics and Protestants together to hold back the advance of Turkish soldiers into Europe.

Legend says that upon their victory, the Christians found sacks of coffee left behind by the Ottoman military. They decided to taste it, but found it too strong.

They ended up adding cream and honey, which turned the drink a brown color similar to the brown habit worn by Marco d' Aviano.

It was the Viennese themselves who began to refer to the coffee drink as "Cappuccino".

Fr. d'Aviano had nothing to do with creating the drink.


We are almost done with school!!!

We have our last swimming lessons tomorrow!
May means Spring in Minnesota, Yahoo!!

Have a wonderful weekend everyone, filled with God's Graces and Mercy!


  1. Praying today for the souls in purgatory. Love Mercy Sunday also.

    Hope you have decent weather for the fun egg hunt. So many eggs!

    I taped the wedding to watch later. Fun to watch with Colette because it was so...well....prince and princess-ee.

    Have a great weekend.

    yahoo...last sat. of swimming lessons here also.

  2. I'm enjoying "getting to know" your blog - I found it on the blogroll of Catholic Moms Online blogs... I have a 10 year old son who loves "Star Wars" and am guessing that's where your son picked his name, "Jedi" from. Mine is into Star Wars Legos - it's a bit of an obsession, actually. I've blogrolled you on my blog - hope you come "visit" me sometime! God bless,

  3. Alexa,Welcome!
    I can't get to your blog, when I click on your name "roalgeroc" it says Profile not available!


    would love to get to know you!

  4. Hi there Jamie Jo. Hoping your weekend is going great so far and the excitement of tomorrow is and should be special for you and your sweet family. That is an awesome picture my sweet friend. I've never seen a happier looking group of children. Take care and enjoy the rest of your weekend.
    Odie :)

  5. Love the fun facts you shared!
    May your DM Sunday be blessed!


    That's where you'll find roalgeroc FYI. ;) She's great!

  7. Happy Divine Mercy Sunday, Jamie. Will remember you in prayer!

  8. Jamie,

    Thinking of you and praying for you, your family, and your parents! I will continue to remember them in my rosary, pray for their conversion, and offer up sacrifices for them! I'm thrilled to do this for you! You have been a wonderful and encouraging friend to me! Thank you so much!

    P.S. I joined the Leslie Sansone Walking Club online and walked 4.5 miles this weekend!! Are you a member too??

    Much love and hugs,
    Maria :)


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