Monday, April 4, 2011

Tattin' & Latin

Right now... it's 11:45am. I'm in bed, sipping a hot beverage, propped up on pillows, wearin' my pajamas, readin' blogs, and I'm not sick. No, this is SPRING BREAK! Boo ya baby!

This weekend... was the start of Spring Break. Hence, I did absolutely nothing. Nothing, you hear me? Nothing. And there will be more where that came from.

Actually, on Sunday we went to the Latin Mass again (it's always a Low Mass because there's no choir). Honestly, I've only been going to that one because I like the time (4:00pm), and because I don't really know anybody there, so no one will notice that I wear the same outfit every week for months on end. There's a peek into my less than wonderful character right there, eh? (That's not the reason I go to Mass, obviously, just the reason I go to the Latin Mass).

Anyway, for the first time ever they put out little Latin/English and Latin/Spanish missals in the back (a Mass in which the two communities are seamlessly united -- there's a huge benefit to Latin right there) so we could follow along. I had no idea the Latin Mass was so gorgeous! The prayers are beautiful, and I was actually able to follow along! Who knew what a hidden gem was buried under all of that silence?

For the first time, I also felt deeply and truly connected to the Communion of Saints. I mean, this was the same Mass that St. Therese went to, and St. Thomas Aquinas, and St. Philip Neri, and my great grandparents! The unity of tradition, and the oneness of the Church really struck me.

I can hardly wait for the next one, and I'm already plotting starting a choir (schola) so we can have some High Masses.

Some plans for this week:  Hm...with so many possibilities, I don't know where to start.

I think I will do some heavy duty work on a website for a friend that I promised I'd do.

And pick up a new hobby.

There's a tatting class (making lace), and by golly I intend to sign up. On the other end of the spectrum there's a Beginner Electrical Wiring class that sounds fascinating. Then there's Beginner Russian, but I've got to draw the line somewhere, right?

If I find some time for myself, I would like to... are you kidding? I've got nothin' but time this week!

Special prayer intentions for this week: For Annie, who's due any day and whose foster son is ill.

Something that makes me smile: Sunsets out at the farm.

Monday Musings are hosted by Nadja at Patch O' Dirt Farm.


Jennifer said...

LOVE the photos! Such a beautiful place! I'm pretty sure if you went just over that mountain you would find Hidden Valley...

Enjoy your spring break!

Farmer's City Wife said...

LOL, thanks Jennifer! :-D

And yes, it's impossible to tire of that view; I hope we can build a place out there someday!

Sue Elvis said...

Is Spring Break a school holiday? Is it the end of your first term of 2011? Here, we have two weeks break starting this Friday. We shall be on holiday for Holy Week! It doesn't happen very often.

This is such a friendly place to stop and chat. I love how you have a kind comment for everyone and include all who stop to say hello. Thank you! May God bless you.

Nadjamagdalena said...

What a beautiful view you have.
I love the old Mass. It is the Mass I fell in love with before becoming a Catholic. I knew nothing of the new Mass, and when I went to my first one, I wept for half an hour afterward with disappointment!

Farmer's City Wife said...

Yes, Spring Break is a week-long American tradition in which teachers recognize the fact that their students are antsy sitting inside all day when such gorgeous weather is to be found outside. It's also a sign of the beginning of the end -- after this it's Easter break (usually just Good Friday, and Easter Monday too if it's a Catholic school) and then Summer vacation!

Thank you for your gracious remarks! :) I figure if generous people take the time to leave a thoughtful comment, the least I can do is acknowledge their friendly gesture :).

Enjoy your two week break! How wonderful that it coincides with Holy Week!

Farmer's City Wife said...

I actually felt the same way about the Latin Mass for several months, before I finally was able to follow along with a missalette and discover the riches. I'm glad to have experienced both, though, because now I think I'll go back to the Norvus Ordo (for daily Mass) with my eyes more opened to the familiar words of the prayers and responses which I sometimes pray in autopilot.
Have you ever been to a Byzantine Catholic liturgy? Talk about gorgeous!

Haus Frau said...

That sunset would make me smile, too. :)

Farmer's City Wife said...

Isn't it lovely? :)

Justicegibson said...

I am glad that you are enjoying the Extraordinary Form of the Liturgy. I started going after graduation and fell in love! I hope that you enjoy the last few days of break!

Farmer's City Wife said...

Thanks Justice, it is beautiful :).

Ah yes, the break is going swimmingly well!

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