Franciscan Focus

Just a simple blog of a Secular Franciscan trying to live with a Franciscan focus.
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04 January 2007

Meme-y fun 

I'm so behind on readin' my fave blogs, it's pathetic. So, I figgered I'd try to start the New Year off by catching up on everything, and while reading Barb's posts, I figured I'd play along with her participation in "The Catholic Devotions Meme". She had a general tag for it, so here are my bits:
  1. Favorite devotion or prayer to Jesus?
    Sacred Heart Chaplet
  2. Favorite Marian devotion or prayer?
  3. Do you wear a scapular or medal?
    Yup, under my clothes I wear the Brown Scapular, which came with two medals pre-attached: St. Benedict and Miraculous. To that I added a Joseph medal. And because I'm a Secular Franciscan, as part of my regular dress, I always wear my habit, a Tau pendant.
  4. Do you have holy water in your home?
    Yeppers, in a font by our front door. I also have a bitty bottle of Lourdes water that my dad-in-law gave me years ago; he'd picked it up when he and my mom-in-law were there on a pilgrimage.
  5. Do you 'offer up' your sufferings?
    Yes, though I don't always remember to do so.
  6. Do you observe First Fridays and First Saturdays?
    Goshdarnitall, I've been meaning to do at least the First Saturdays; keep forgetting to make time for this. :::scribbles note to self:::
  7. Do you go to Eucharistic Adoration?
    Yes, but not on a regularly-scheduled basis. I do try to hit the nearby 24-hour Eucharistic adoration chapel on a somewhat-monthly basis. :::scribbles another note to self:::
  8. Are you a Saturday evening Mass person or Sunday morning Mass person?
    Sunday mornin'.
  9. Do you say prayers at mealtime?
    Yes, the regular "Bless Us, O, Lord ..." one. When I'm out dining with other folks (besides my Franciscan brothers 'n' sisters), I say it silently and as unobtrusively as possible. (Mwaha -- stealth prayin'!)
  10. Favorite Saint(s)?
    Joseph and Mary, St. Francis, St. Clare
  11. Can you recite the Apostle's Creed by heart?
    Yes, thanks to it being at the start of the Rosary.
  12. Do you usually say short prayers (aspirations) during the course of the day?
    Yes, silently. My faves:
    - "Jesus, Mary, Joseph, I love you, save souls"
    - "I claim the protection of the blood of the Lamb" (when faced with temptation -- a great repellent!)
    - "Jesus, have mercy on me, a sinner"
    - "Lord, make me who You want me to be, and keep me outta the way while You're at it"
    - "Joseph, lead me to your Son"
    - "Immaculate Heart of Mary, pray for us now and at the hour of our death"
  13. Bonus Question: When you pass by a automobile accident or other serious mishap, do you say a quick prayer for the folks involved?
    Yes; also whenever I see an ambulance, police car, or firetruck rushing somewhere.
I like Barb's idea of a general tag, so consider yourself tagged if you'd like to join in. :-)

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Blogger Barb Szyszkiewicz said...

Thanks for playing!!

I am unable to view your blog at all using Mozilla Firefox (my usual browser). Something always causes it to shut down!! What's up with that?

04 January, 2007 13:46  
Blogger Lisa, ofs said...

Hrrmmm ... that's weird about Firefox not working for you -- I've checked the display of this blog in both IE and Firefox multiple times, and it always works just fine in both. I'm totally puzzled, Barb!

04 January, 2007 15:23  

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