The Quotable

May you have:
A world of wishes at your command.
God and his angels close to hand.
Friends and family their love impart,
and Irish blessings in your heart!

~~Irish Blessing~~

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Again, I have been remiss...

Both Esther of A Catholic Mom in Hawaii and Lisa at
Are We There Yet have honored be in different ways. First Esther bestowed on me the honor of The Bloggers of the World award some days ago. This new and coveted award! I have been asked to bestow this on 10 others. And so I will do my best.

1. This I Do. Mike in England
2. Sailing by Starlight. Though she will be not be posting until after Easter.
3. Beyond Horizons3. Pia in Italy.
4. What I Choose Today... From Colorado
5. Are We There Yet. Another Colorado site I love to visit
6. Budapest Daily Photo. Brings beauty into my life.
7. Norwich Daily Photo. Brought me my first crocus of the year.
8. Prayer Poetry and Praise. Brings me serenity and oft times inner peace.
9. Contemplative Haven, asylum for a refugee soul. Brings me to reflection.
10. A crocus in the valley. Though she too will be on sabbatical until after Easter as well.

Now Lisa from Are We There Yet tagged me for The Saint MEME. I have enjoyed this one because it caused me to contemplate more deeply the lives of those saints I do admire. Thank you, Lisa.

1. First saints you met. Saint Catherine of Siena and Saint Therese of Liseux .

2. Favorite saints. St. Therese, St. Catherine of Siena, and St. Theresa of Avila.

3. Patron saint for the year. St. Stanislaus Kostka

4. Favorite book by a saint. Interior Castle by St. Theresa of Avila

5. Saint book you are reading now. The Kings Good Servant, But God's First (St. Thomas More)

6. Favorite movie about a saint. Thomas A Beckett

7. Favorite autobiography/biography of a saint. The Story of A Soul by St. Therese

8. Favorite novel/book of a Saint. Mother Theodore Guerin, A Woman For Our Time

9. Saint (besides your favorites) you'd want to meet. St. Padre Pio, St. Thomas More, St. Maximilian Kolb.

10. Saints you look to for help. St. Anthony, St. Padre Pio, St. Francis Xavier Cabrini

11. Favorite saint quotes. ""Love is a debt you owe to everyone." St. Catherine of Siena; "We shall steer safely through every storm, so long as our heart is right, our intention fervent, our courage steadfast, and our trust fixed firmly on God." St Francis de Sales

12. Favorite holy card(s).

13. Favorite story about a saint. About St. Patrick as he drove the snakes out of Ireland.

14. If you could go anywhere on pilgrimage to what saints homeland, where would it be. Ireland and all it's saints.

15. any Blessed or Venerable you would like to become canonized. Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta

I will tag:
1. Ukok's Place
2. Mommy of Four
3. Grandma's Musings
4. And anyone in my Group on Tuesday night.

My thanks to all who have challenged me to grow and improve who I am, as Matthew Kelly would say, "A better-version-of-myself."


Again I say, "Thanks be to God!"


  1. Thank you so much, Cathy. I really appreciate your thinking that I am worthy of such an award. Bless you!!!!

  2. To grandmak from grandmaJ. Thank you for the Saint's meme. That will take some deep thought, so it may be a few days before I follow up.

    I'm happy that some bloggers are on a Lenten sabbatical. Maybe I can get caught up in a few weeks. It seems the faster I hurry, the slower I go.

    You are still too young to know how slow we get. Oh yeah, you just think you know. Give it another 7-8 years, and you'll be saying "that old gal did really know."

  3. You know, I'm a little embarrassed. Thank you so much for thinking of me and even more so for letting me know that you enjoy the photos.

  4. Thank you, Cathy, so much. \i really do appreciate your thoughfulness and support...but please don't think me ungraciousness when I ask that you nominate Justme instead.
    I write poetry but Justme does something much harder- a higher calling so to speak, she studies Scripture and brings her readers an almost daily feed on the biblical passage for the day with an often entertaining take on it.
    I'm not trying to do your thinking for you, Cathy, it's just I'd rather see Justme receive this award, and I know too she has many on her list whom she would take delight in nominating in due turn.
    I truly am grateful foryour kindness, God bless, Ann

  5. I have to tell you all this is not an easy task. After I finished both offerings I was gratified, but somewhat "Brain-numb" (not quite brain dead). Perhaps we have new terminology here. At any rate I do love and appreciate all of you and would miss not being able to tell you so. Please have the best of days!!!

  6. Thank you SO much. I appreciate it. I'm sorry that I never seem to get around to passing these awards on but I am truly gtrateful. Thank you!

  7. Oh, wow, Cathy! Thank-you so much! This brightens my whole weekend! It is so hard passing these on, because there are sooo many wonderful blogs out there that are so deserving ~ far, far more so than I do! I'll get a chance to pass them on next week, though...
    I loved reading your saints meme, too! You know, I had written I'd go to France and Italy to see the homelands of the saints we'd been most recently reading about, but I forgot about Ireland! That's the land of our ancestors!~We'd HAVE to go there to visit the home of St. Patrick and St. Brigid and St. Kevin, etc, etc...

  8. Thanks so much Cathy. What an honor, to be considered among such a prominent international group! I don't know everyone on your list, but I'll do my best to visit their blogs in the next few days. Again, my heartfelt thanks.

  9. Cathy, thank you very much; I appreciate your thoughtfulness. I may wait 'til after Lent to do a meme post though; hope you don't mind! I really enjoyed reading your saint meme - we have much in common there!

  10. Cathy,
    Thank you! What a nice surprise to come back to!


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