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8/14/11 9:04 P

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Oh-oh -- August 2011 is halfway over before I got the August chat back up! Life has been very busy for me. I went to my 40th high school reunion, I finished altering my son-in-law's blue vestments in time for the Dormition Fast. We went to our archdiocese convention in Chicago. (The Sunday morning Liturgy had 3 Metropolitans, a whole bunch of bishops and innumerable priests!) Then I went to a Montessori school for teachers for a week long course. I barely got home from that when some dear friends came to visit us for a couple of weeks, staying at our house, so I had to make sure the house was really clean! Fortunately, they have many friends here, having only moved away a year ago, so they have things to do and I could nap in the afternoon, and today i just got back for driving 4 of our church kids to camp in Iowa (I'm in Wisconsin) a 6 hour round trip. Whew!!!! How are your summers going?

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This is the day that the Lord had made. Let us rejoice and be glad in it. Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit; both now and ever and unto the ages of ages, Amen.
~Ruth Ann
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8/23/10 8:49 A

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I'll be out of town the next few days celebrating my granddaughter's 3rd birthday. I'll check in again on Thursday or Friday.
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This is the day that the Lord had made. Let us rejoice and be glad in it. Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit; both now and ever and unto the ages of ages, Amen.
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8/1/10 8:04 A

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Well, it's August again! Hard to believe, but I guess I say that at the beginning of each monthly chat post - but it really is hard to believe that time is passing so quickly!

A blessed Dormition Fast to all! (Old Calendar Christians will join us in 13 days.) Today is the feast of the Procession of the Holy Cross. At our church we don't really observe it with a procession unless the date falls on a Sunday, which it does this year. The last time this happens was 6 years ago.

At that time, we observed this feast with a procession just as we do for The Elevation of the Holy Cross. The next day I had to take my younger daughter to the Lutheran High School for her registration for the year. After venerating the cross the day before, imagine my shock to see that their symbol for the year was a cross with smiley faces all over it representing the Christian Family. I couldn't look at it -- I just about threw up. DH wrote a letter to the principal, but he disagreed with us and the symbol remained for the year. I was thankful that these symbols change from year to year. They had no idea how offensive that one was!

This is the day that the Lord had made. Let us rejoice and be glad in it. Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit; both now and ever and unto the ages of ages, Amen.
~Ruth Ann
Madison, WI
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8/26/09 2:20 P

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Sorry I've been AWOL for the past week or so. It's been busy. Job interview, and then my sister-in-law and nephew arrived, on their way to Chicago to take my nephew to college. They spent the night and left, and then that evening my daughter, son-in-law and grandkids arrived. They spent the weekend, and my son-in-law (now the newly ordained deacon Andrew) filled in at church for our priest who is on vacation. They left Sunday afternoon, and then my sister-in-law arrived again on her way home. Meanwhile I've been working on my son-in-law's vestments for when he is ordained a priest. I have to pace myself. Working with all the gold fabric, trim, and crosses bothers my eyes after a while and I have to take a break -- so I'm posting on this thread...
God bless you all,
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This is the day that the Lord had made. Let us rejoice and be glad in it. Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit; both now and ever and unto the ages of ages, Amen.
~Ruth Ann
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8/3/09 11:42 A

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Hi All,

A blessed Dormition Fast to everyone. May we keep our precious Mother of God in our hearts always!

I know I keep popping in and out of here, but I'm re-committed once again. Weight is up, moral is down, and I'm just going to concentrate on the blessed Virgin for this week and try to stay focused: no eating when I'm not hungry!

Your Sister in Christ,
Sophia (Lara)



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8/1/09 1:37 P

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This year is sure going fast! Now it is time to welcome August and the Dormition Fast! God bless you all!
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This is the day that the Lord had made. Let us rejoice and be glad in it. Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit; both now and ever and unto the ages of ages, Amen.
~Ruth Ann
Madison, WI
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