Sunday, March 20, 2011

Palladium-Item: In Memoriam

In Loving 
Memory of My
Dumb, Stupid, Smelly the Dog
2-31-00 to 2-31-05

Faithful Flea Bag
Dumpster Diver

I know you sit up there in Dog Heaven all day long waiting for the Palladium-Item to be delivered to your heavenly doorstep just sos you can see if someone has done writ something about yew! Some folks call me dumb and ignernt for thinking the Pal-Item gets delivered to you every day there in heaven, but hey, wots knew about that? Dahyuk!

Everyone wants to no wot I done did with your doggy-bone collection. I tell their envious hides that I done give it away to the Wayne County Museum to grand up and make fertilizer wif it.

Ya'll keep checkin back every time the Palladium gets delivered to you their in heavin cuz I will continue righting this dumb, stupid mindless crap cuz this is the only way for my po little ole hillbilly self to see my name in print...

Pa Kettle

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Friday, March 18, 2011

Contemplative Prayer

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Healing Prayer

Wednesday, March 09, 2011

Ash Wednesday

When the nuns at St. Damian's had come together,to hear the word of God, though no less also to see their father St. Francis, he raised his eyes to heaven, where his heart always was and began to pray to Christ. He then commanded ashes to be brought to him and he made a circle with them around himself on the pavement and sprinkled the rest of them on his head. He remained in the circle in silence. The saint suddenly rose and to the amazement of the nuns recited the Miserere mei Deus in place of a sermon. When he had finished he quickly left. By his actions he taught them that they should regard themselves as ashes...

Saint Francis of Assisi
Celano, Second Life
Chapter CLVII


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Tuesday, March 08, 2011

White Cord of St. Francis of Assisi now available through the Portiuncula Hermitage

The Cincture, or White Cord, is a sign of chastity, and has been since the Church's beginning -- and before. Old Testament priests wore cinctures, Consecrated Virgins and religious wear cinctures, and the wearing of cinctures in honor of a particular saint is ancient, first spoken of in the life of St. Monica, the mother of St. Augustine, and carried on by St. Dominic, who wore the cincture in honor of St. Francis of Assisi. Certain Confraternities and Archconfraternities (groups of faithful to a religious cause) also wear cinctures as signs of their affiliation and chastity. Franciscans wear a White Cincture called a 'Cintura Bianca' (pronounced Chin-Torah-Bee-Anka) which translated means 'White Rope.' The three knots on the Franciscan Cincture represent Poverty, Chatity and Obedience, the three Conerstones of the Franciscan Order.

To order your own 
White Cord of St. Francis 
The Portiuncula Hermitage 
simply go to 
Penannce Cilice

St. Dominic once asked St. Francis of Assisi for his White Cord he wore over his tunic. Dominic, the Founder of the Dominican Order,  wore this White Cord under his habit for the remainder of his life in honor of St. Francis, whom he so greatly admired and respected. This White Cord can be worn inside trousers or under a dress without anyone having knowledge that you are doing so.


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Wednesday, March 02, 2011

The Jesus Prayer