Thursday, November 27, 2008

Can't Get Enough...

Well, now...
Seems I have been "memed" ~ thank-you very much, Marie! lol...

The Rules:
Pass this on to 5 blogging friends. Open the closest book to you, not your favorite or most intellectual book, but the book closest to you at the moment, to page 56. Write the 5th sentence, as well as two to five sentences following that.
Here is the book closest to me at this time, *no kidding*:

'On one occasion. as St. Gertrude journeyed from one convent to another, she suddenly stumbled down a steep mountain path. 'Oh! If it had pleased God that this fall had caused my death!' the Sisters heard her say.
'But do you not fear to die without the Sacraments?' they inquired.
'I desire most ardently to receive the support of the Sacraments before I die,' answered the saint, 'but
I prefer the Providence and the will of God to the Sacraments, for I believe this is the best preparation for death. Therefore I desire that manner of death which my Lord shall be pleased to allot me.' "

I took this passage from Conformity to the Will of God, (taken from) the writings of St. Alphonsus Ligouri.

I now pass this meme to:

I love getting awards like this because I cannot get enough of books, and being in the middle of at least three at at time (at all times) there is more than enough to post about there! :) Thanks again, Marie, for giving me the opportunity... :)...


Jean M. Heimann said...


Thanks for nominating Catholic Fire for the MEME award. It was so kind of you!

I have to apologize to you as you wrote me such a nice comment and I accidentally deleted it. I promise not to do that again.

Hope you had a blessed Thanksgiving!

~~JennD.'J.M.J.'~* said...

lol, Jean ~
Such a great comment, too, lol...j/k! Actually, I don't remember quite what I said either, but I do know one thing for sure ~ you have a truly wonderful Blog & I really enjoy reading it! :)
I hope you continue to write ~ the rest of us would be sorry if you ever stopped...
(Thanksgiving was perfect ~ I hope you had a great day, too!)

EbethW said...

Jenn, thanks for the Meme, I kinda needed a break from all the seriousness!!

Oh and thanks for following me....I need to follow you too!!


~~JennD.'J.M.J.'~* said...

Ebeth ~ I would love to have you as a follower! :)
I really enjoy the women I have met through Google's Blogger, don't you?!?
Day after day of entertaining, inspirational reading ~ who could ask for more? :)

Marie said...

St. Alphonsus Ligouri is one of my favourite writers and I have that book in my collection! I must re-read all these wonderful Golden treasures of Catholic writings:).

Wonderful choice:)

Peace and love to you:)

Marie xoxooxox

~~JennD.'J.M.J.'~* said...

Marie ~ Since my Aunt Jo (God rest her dear soul) left me this booklet, I have been "in love" with the writings of this Saint! :)
It is so much easier trying to follow God's will in my life since I understood what it was all about!
And I have St. Alphonsus to thank for a great portion of that...

~~JennD.'J.M.J.'~* said...

lol...maybe that would be a good idea for my next "theme" eh? ;)