Friday, October 27, 2006

One hundredth post

To the left is a picture of your scribe baptizing last Easter. It is such a privilege to serve God's holy people, especially in the celebration the sacraments, which truly are God's masterpieces. This is post number 100 of this blog. Not much of a milestone, especially given that I am not sure that there is anybody who reads my musings with regularity, let alone benefits from these random thoughts written out. It is not lost on me that this exercise can be seen as a bit arrogant. Suffice it to write that, odd as it may sound, I feel called to this ministry.

Given my, apparently, single-handed effort to elevate Friday back to the status it enjoyed for the first nineteen-and-a-half centuries of Christianity, it is appropriate to reach this milestone on a Friday. It is also a joy to be able to direct people to many of the really great Catholic and Christian websites. One of my favorites is the Paulists site Busted Halo. It is primarily directed at young Catholics in their twenties and thirties, but has a lot of really good content about being Catholic in our real lives.

Another indispensable site is the Irish Jesuits' Sacred Space. This site can be the way you pray at home or at work. But more than anything, I am glad help make Christ present in cyberspace, which is so filled with filth. On this modest milestone, I invoke the intecession of St. Isidore of Seville, the patron of computers and the internet. So, a litany for the entire internet apostolate.

Kyrie, eleison (Kyrie, eleison.)
Christe, eleison (Christe, eleison.)
Kyrie, eleison (Kyrie, eleison.)

Christe, audi nos (Christe, audi nos.)
Christe, exaudi nos. (Christe, exaudi nos.)

Pater de caelis, Deus, (miserere nobis.)
Fili, Redemptor mundi, Deus, (miserere nobis.)

Spiritus Sancte, Deus, (miserere nobis.)
Sancta Trinitas, unus Deus, (miserere nobis.)
St. Isidore of Seville

Sancta Maria,
Sancta Dei Genetrix,
Sancta Virgo virginum

Sancte Michael,
Sancte Gabriel,
Sancte Raphael,
Omnes sancti Angeli et Archangeli,
Omnes sancti beatorum Spirituum ordines,

Sancte Stephane
Sancte Laurenti
Sancte Vincente
Sancte Francisce
Sancta Maria Magdelena
Sancte Isidore

Omnes Sancti et Sanctae Dei, (intercedite pro nobis.)

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