Yes, I'm still blogging! We have finished moving our possessions to Creston, and although I'm not set up with my own computer, I'm posting with my husband's laptop. We are living in temporary accommodations, and would appreciate prayers for us to find a place to live where we can have our animals with us. (Horses, dogs, cats....) Yes that's right, cats, plural. we have acquired a kitten, and honest, I had nothing to do with it for once! Ted fell in love with this kitten and promised we'd take it, so, world, meet Chip:He is the oddest colour- black/brown around the head and fading to grey with a black tail. And those white whiskers are too cute!
One of the things I've been praying about for a long time is to move to a place where I can go to daily Mass, and my prayers have been answered. I've been going to Mass every day except Saturday and Monday which are the only two days it's not offered here. There is also Adoration and Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament every Friday. The priest here does something I have found rather odd and very distracting- during the Holy Hour, instead of periods of silence between the prayers he plays "meditative music" which is suspiciously like elevator music or hippy mood music. I'm told it's John Michael Talbot. It's definitely not Sacred Music. Apparently the faithful of the parish have had no luck in getting the priest to not include the music (Muzak). Hmmmm. We'll see.
Talking to one of the parishioners who also goes to daily Mass, I found out that there are others here who want the Latin Mass, and that there is a little Church in Moyie ( a small town about 30 miles from here) that is still set up in the Traditional manner, and may be available for our use. You can be sure that I'm going to make a lot of noise (the squeaky wheel gets the grease) about bringing in an FSSP priest on a regular basis . I may not be too popular with our parish priest here about that as apparently he does not like things Latin, including Gregorian Chant. I shall have to pray for him. ( A priest who does not like Gregorian Chant?? How odd.)
I have started reading Shorter Summa by St. Thomas Aquinas. God, it seems, allows us to grow at the pace He sets for us; I've tried reading this book before, but apparently I wasn't ready for it. That has happened to me with other books too, it's as if spiritual growth has it's own plan and one must not get things out of order. Like the rose, the outer petals must unfold before the inner part of the blossom can show it's beauty, and our Catholic faith is slowly unfolding it's mysteries to me, one book, one prayer, one Mass at a time.