Tuesday 20 July 2010

Three Prayers Meme Tag

Please bear with me...
I appear to have been"tagged" - which sounds like something that used to happen in the playground when I was at school but is the first time it has happened to me in the blogosphere.
The rules, which need to be posted: Name your three most favourite prayers, and explain why they're your favourites. Then tag five bloggers - give them a link, and then go and tell them they have been tagged. Finally, tell the person who tagged you that you've completed the meme... The Liturgy and the Sacraments are off limits here. I'm more interested in people's favourite devotional prayers.

Thank you, Leutgeb.I'll try to oblige. The first bit is easy:
Three favourite prayers:
1. The Memorare- because it brought me my wife. Really.
2. The Hail Mary- because I know I can depend on Our lady's prayers. She really is the Refuge of Sinners- like when I was breathalysed.
3. The Veni Sancte Spiritus- because it reminds me of God's active presence in the World.
So there it is - or they are. Not particularly edifying but that's how it is.
So, now, who can I tag?

I think I shall tag Paul Mallinder, Reluctant Sinner, Breadgirl, Athanasius, Scottish Teuchtar ,

Saturday 10 July 2010

New Blog on the block!

If I find a blog that interests me I tend to bookmark it. If I think it of more than passing interest I add it to the list on the right. On this occasion I'm going one step further and adding a link here- as a personal recommendation. I have been a fan of CTS pamphlets for longer, I suspect, than most bloggers have been alive. I remember, for instance the celebrated "Simple Prayerbook" going through several new editions in the mid 1960s as the mass was repeatedly adjusted. And not just the mass. I don't recall anyone pointing out the change in the Our Father from "them that trespass against us" to "those who..." but it was in the CTS "Simple Prayerbook" that I first noticed this change. In those days most CTS pamphlets were rarely more than a few pence in price and as a compulsive reader I was easily hooked. A particularly memorable booklet was "The Holy Shroud" by Bishop Langton Fox which I acquired in 1967. Whether or not the Shroud is genuine I remember and will always treasure the very powerful sense of the reality of the Resurrection I gained as a result of reading that book. But there were many more and I am grateful to the authors and indeed the whole organisation for the the support to faith provided in those pre-internet days. I pray the CTS will continue to flourish and hope the new blog helps.