Archive for August 23rd, 2008

The Story of a Soul continues, as Therese faces an epidemic and her father’s death, along with everyday challenges.

Chapter 8B


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The Story of a Soul continues, as Sister Therese makes her profession and takes the veil, and the founder of the Lisieux Carmel convent dies.

Chapter 8: Profession of Soeur Therese.


PS — You’ll notice that Therese says she’s been spiritually dry pretty much all the time since her profession, at the beginning of this chapter, and that God’s presence is hidden from her, as it was for Mother Teresa and many other saints. She’s very perky about it; but that’s what she’s saying.

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I’m starting a new project this week — or rather, I’m letting you in on a book I’ve been reading for my own use. The Sacrifice of the Mass is a sort of RCIA textbook on the Mass, published in 1906 in the UK.

Obviously it doesn’t include the small changes which created the 1962 Mass (used today as the Extraordinary Form of the Latin Rite), and much less does it deal with the Ordinary Form instituted after Vatican II. But I think it’s very useful, both in itself and as a sort of supplement to more modern books about the Mass.

In a shocking break from custom, this introductory chapter actually includes factual material of interest!

Introductory Chapter


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The Mysterious Affair at Styles continues, as Poirot investigates Mrs. Inglethorp’s office and interviews some of the servants.

Chapter 4B


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The Mysterious Affair at Styles continues, as Hastings brings Poirot to the murder scene.

Chapter 4: Poirot Investigates.


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