First Saturday Devotions

One of the requests of Our Lady of Fatima was for Communions to be offered in reparation for the sins of the world on five consecutive first Saturdays of the month. This is still a very good devotion for many reasons, one because it directly helps repair the damage evil has done to the world, and two because it helps us to develop a healthy habit of attending Mass regularly in addition to Sundays.

It also helps promote regularly going to the sacrament of confession, since must be in a state of grace to receive Communion.

In order to complete the devotion, the Rosary should also be said, and we should spend about 15 minutes meditating on Christ or some other holy thing such as one of the mysteries of the rosary. This helps us learn to pray and meditate on Christ’s life regularly.

For more information, this page seems to be pretty good: http://www.themostholyrosary.com/appendix2.htm

You can also consult the Google.

Happy Easter!

Have a happy and blessed Easter season!

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I will try to get my current article series finished and posted soon. Things beyond my control have prevented me from finishing it thus far, but I’m pretty sure I can get it done this week. Thanks for your patience!

abbacchio brodettato

Abbacchio Brodettato is a Roman recipe for lamb. I made this the week after Easter. It was fantastic, and rather easy to cook. I got the recipe from about.com. In fact, I pretty much followed the recipe closely enough that it’s not really worth me rewriting it here. Instead, I present pictures of the process.

I also made some potatoes. They were pretty simple: quarter a bunch of potatoes, put them in a bowl. Put some Olive Oil in the bowl. Chop up some herbs (Rosemary, Thyme, anything savory really) and put them in too. After mixing it all together, put them in an aluminum foil packet and bake it for 20-30 minutes.

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Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas!

During the holidays, it’s easy to forget the point of the season. All the rushing around, buying of gifts and cooking of food consumes our time, and sometimes we never get a chance to slow down and enjoy this time. Try to slow down, spend time with your loved ones and remember why we all celebrate Christmas.