May 15, 2014

7QT - Regina Coeli, Indianapolis, and other stuff

Muchas gracias, Senora Fulwiler, por hosting Siete Rapido Takes cada semana.
(Once I was praying the Hail Mary in Spanish with a Mexican friend. I kept saying "pescadores" instead of "pecadores". So I was saying, "Pray for us fishermen now and at the hour of our death." Amen.)


1 - I like to listen to Kate Rusby in the Spring when things feel a little whimsical or fresh. I first heard her sing when I watched the movie Heartlands. I really liked that movie when I first watched it over 10 years ago. I saw that it's streaming on Netflix and watched it again recently. I didn't find it as special, but the scene where he gets his hair cut and jumps over the shadows still made me smile. The biggest shock came from seeing Mr. Carson as a creep.


2 -  Did you hear about the new Fox show called Gotham? It looks really, really, really, really good and since we love Batman in this house we will definitely be tuning in.



3 - In preparation for our move we are purging and packing, but mostly purging. Today I loaded my mom's car with all kinds of things for a garage sale she's going to have this weekend. Ben asked what was happening with the toys and I told him they were going to Grandma's house. I said nothing of the coming garage sale... we'll see how this goes over. We used to have a play gas station that he never ever played with. It was big and all they did was destroy it so it would have to be reassembled every day. I finally gave it to a consignment shop and now when we drive by the shop he will ask me why, oh why did I get rid of his gas station.

4 - Every day at 6am, 12 noon, and 6pm Catholics have traditionally prayed the Angelus. However, during the season of Easter the Angelus is replaced with the Regina Coeli. I have plans for my next house: in the dining room I want to hang a print of the Morning Offering, then the Angelus or Regina Coeli, and then the Act of Contrition so my family can pray them together at breakfast, lunch, and after dinner. We'll see if we actually do that but it's my goal! Kendra made up a really lovely print of the Morning Offering and Act of Contrition and I decided to try my hand at the Regina Coeli.
It's not perfect, but it's not too bad for one of my first attempts.


5 - I'm really excited because this summer I'll be speaking at the Theology on Tap on June 25 in Indianapolis. If you live in the area it would be great to see you! I'll be speaking about JF and his alleged miraculous healing through the intercession of Venerable Fulton J. Sheen. It's a good story.
If you're gonna be there please let me know! I really would love to meet you. *cough, cough Sarah cough*

6 - Also, as we continue to pray for Sheen's cause and hopefully his eventual canonization, I'm thrilled to say that Katie Bogner and I have teamed up to offer a mini conference on Fulton Sheen. We can speak on his life, the canonization process, the alleged miraculous healing of my son through his intercession. We can also speak on reasons why we need him as a saint, his devotion to Mary and love of the Eucharist, and his thoughts on suffering. Also, because Katie is a DRE and Catholic school teacher she has created a curriculum to teach students about their faith while they are also learning about Fulton Sheen. She can present on ways to teach kids about Sheen, to catechize with Sheen, and present workshops on crafts, games, and lessons.

If you are interested in having Katie, me, or both of us present to your CCD teachers, staff, homeschool group, mom group, or at your conference or workshop please email me at bonniefandel {at} gmail {dot} com.


7 - Today my great uncle Fred is being laid to rest. Will you please take a moment and pray for the repose of his soul? Thank you and God bless.

23 comments:

  1. Love that poster, Bonnie!! It turned out so cute. Can't wait to see how your house comes together. Praying for your uncle!

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  2. Phooey! I live in Indy, but you are going to be speaking on my husband' sand my 20th anniversary. We'll be celebrating somewhere not in Indy. I hope you enjoy your time in our city.
    I will most certainly pray for your uncle, as well as the rest of your family.

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    1. Bummer we can't meet but I'm happy you'll be celebrating 20 years! That's beautiful!

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  3. Praying for your great uncle.

    And your poster turned out great!

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  4. If you come about two hours north I could give you a tour of good old Fort Wayne. Perhaps not the most exciting of cities, but it is a great place to call home

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    1. Hey! I'd love to come to Fort Wayne and speak! ;)

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  5. Praying for your uncle.....
    I So wish I was closer and could come on the 25th!! Drat those 800 or so miles!

    Bonnie, I meant to stop over yesterday but it was crazy here...to tell you about a novena that is beginning. It's called the Mary, Undoer of Knots Novena...and of course I thought of you. You may already know about it I get email updates from this site for all their novenas and I love it: http://www.praymorenovenas.com/mary-undoer-knots-novena/

    Havea great day!
    ~Chris ( Campfires and Cleats)

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    1. You're the second person to tell me they've begun the novena. Completely independently I began it yesterday. It is such a kick in the gut kind of a prayer and obviously Mary wanted me praying with everyone else. How cool!

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    2. I was going to email you about it too!

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  6. Thank you all for the prayers for my uncle!

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  7. You did a beautiful job on that print...is it steal-able?

    Prayed for Uncle Fred just now.

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  8. I also started the Mary, undoer of Knots novena! I found it through my regular "pray more novenas" emails. It is the first time I've prayed it. I love it! And Bonnie, we can't wait for Gotham. They are also coming out with a Flash show this fall on the CW. The DC comic heroes are taking over TV!

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  9. I wish you could come out to California! I really like your idea to frame the different prayers to help remind you and the family to pray. I'm going to use that idea.

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  10. I'd love to hear your talk when you are in Indy, but I'm over the age limit. I may have to sneak along with my college daughter and sit in a corner. I hope you enjoy your Indy trip.

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  11. I just noticed your updated header picture with the tag line! Love it!

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  12. Good luck with your purging - it's so nice to have a fresh start like that don't you think!! Praying for your uncle's soul.

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  13. I love the colors in the prayers, perfect for spring time!
    Prayers for the soul of your uncle too...have a good weekend!

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  14. I look forward to getting lost with you on our future speaking endeavors! :)

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  15. June 25! I live near Indy & hope to make it!

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  16. Oh, man, that trailer! My husband had mentioned the show to me, but I hadn't seen anything like that yet. That looks good. I might have a new show to watch. I love Batman.

    I love it when form meets function. Great idea on the prayers as art!

    Prayed for your uncle.

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  17. I Live in Indy! I put it on my calendar. Looking forward to meeting you!

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  18. How long have you spoken Spanish? I'd like to learn it and am really hoping that Lucy will speak it as well. Any recs?

    Prayers for the repose of your uncle.

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