Friday, October 17, 2014


This month I was involved in a 54 day rosary novena with an online group I am in. But I also am doing a Novena to St Anthony Mary Zaccaria who founded the Barnabites. I am doing it for the Kind Branabites that I know. ( Yes, I know one very unkind Barnabite Priest- I struggle with praying for him) It is in thanksgiving for their kindnesses- of which there have been many.
   I am also doing a 9 day Rosary for Father David Bialkowski, because I want him back in my life, he's been gone for 4 years. Lastly I am considering doing another 54 day novena for him....yes, I miss him that much. Father B. if you ever read this - you are missed and prayed for daily.
   I am already planning for next month. Not sure even what Novena I am going to do....this month's Novena to St Anthony Mary Zaccaria came about because of an incident at the Fatima Shrine in Lewsiton, NY that is still painful.  I am not sure what to do about next month. Hopefully something will reveal itself.

Thursday, October 2, 2014


 This month has been so hard.....I have been doing a 54 day Novena, and the St Theresa Novena.  Or rather I tried the St Theresa Novena.  I went for three days, and two of the three ended with me being physically hurt, because my knees are so bad that I can not use the kneelers. No one else wants to kneel on the floor- this did not end well in a crowded church. Sigh.
 The 54 day Novena, I had a hard time getting started on - but I think I am on track now.
  Part of the issue with the 54 day rosary Novena is that I say at least two rosaries a day anyhow and loose track. I love the Rosary. And I love saying it while I drive.  I offer the first Rosary in Thanksgiving for Father Leon B, Father Dave R, Father Dave B. and Brother Michael B, MIC the second I offer for their needs and intentions. Some days - those are the only intentions I can pray for.  Other days I can pray as many as 6 or 7 Rosaries.