Feast Days in November

November is just a few days away! November's theme will be All Saints.

Nov. 1-All Saints

Nov. 2 - All Souls

Nov. 3- Martin De Porres 

Nov. 5- St. Elizabeth, cousin of Mary and mother of St. John the Baptist.

Nov. 13 - St. Francis Xavier Cabrini

Nov. 22- St. Cecilia

Nov. 28- St. Katherine Laboure

Nov. 30- St. Andrew

There is a novena that goes from St. Andrew's feast day until Christmas. It's very beautiful. You can look it up yourself, but hopefully, I will post it one here soon


North and South

Last week my mom and I watched BBC's North and South for the first time. I can honestly say it was the best decision I have ever made in my life. It was so good! I decided to write a review to express how much I loved it.

WARNING: if you have never seen North and South leave now to avoid spoilers!

But if you decide to continue reading anyway, enjoy the spoilers I know you will read.

North and South is an amazing period drama set in 1800's England (who doesn't love a good British
drama??) I fell in love with the costumes, the scenery, and the actors who brought the characters to life.

I have never read the book so this is a review on just the mini-series. You can be sure I will buy the book as soon as possible.

Daniela Denby-Ashe did a wonderful job of bringing Margaret Hale to life. Just through her facial expressions you can tell exactly what Margaret is feeling. To me that is the mark of a truly great actress.

Richard Armitage, well where to I begin with him? He did a superb job of playing John Thornton.(Right now I am watching BBC Robin Hood and he is in that. He plays Guy of Gisbourne. I am used to hating him so this was a big change. I just finished the first season. No spoilers please)

Anyway John Thornton reminded me a lot of Mr. Darcy. Same characteristics, same rich background, same grumpy expression!

I love all of the minor characters too. They bring so much life and spirit to the plot. Mr. and Mrs. Hale were just wonderful characters. I really loved Bessy and Mr. Higgins. Bessy was amazing and I was very upset when she died. Frederick Hale was a good brother and a good son and I was excited when he came into the story.

Mr. Bell is like the nice old man who lives next door who always has candy for you. He made me laugh so much every scene he was in.

Mrs. Thornton, on the other hand, was a complicated character. She is very protective of her son and I respect that, but it seems she was just too involved with his life. I honestly wasn't sure what to think of her for most of the series but I think she's a great addition to the story.

I loved the story and everything that happened in it. I will definitely will reviewing more period dramas in the future. Stay tuned!

Any other dramas anyone can think of please tell me in the comments.

And thank you for sitting and reading this really, really long post.


Mysteries of the Rosary

Joyful Mysteries:
  1. Annunciation ( Angel Gabriel visiting Mary) 
  2. Visitation: ( Mary visiting Elizabeth) 
  3. Nativity: (Christmas) 
  4. Presentation in the Temple 
  5. Finding in the Temple

Sorrowful Mysteries:

  1. Agony in the garden 
  2. scourging at the pillar
  3. Crowing of Thorns
  4. Carrying of the Cross
  5. Crucifixion
Glorious Mysteries:

  1. Resurrection
  2. Ascension
  3. Pentecost
  4. Assumption 
  5. Coronation ( Of Mary as Queen of Heaven and Earth) 


Feast Days in October

This most likely would have been more helpful earlier in the month...sorry.

Oct 1 - St. Theresa of Lisieux (the Little Flower)
Oct 4 - St. Francis of Assisi
Oct 5 - St. Faustina Kowalska
Oct 7 - Our Lady of the Holy Rosary 
Oct  15 - St. Theresa of Avila
Oct  17 - St. Margret Mary Alacoque
Oct  18 - St. Luke, the Apsotle
Oct 22 - St. Pope John Paul II

Of course there is a feast day ( more then one) per day, I just listed "the big ones" that more people are likely to know.


Promises of the Rosary


 I've been sick of late. I apologize, I meant to blog more this month. Since October is the month of the rosary I've decided to post on Our Lady's promises of the Rosary. (There are 15 promises)

 Oh, and here is a picture of Our Lady of the Rosary. The feast of Our Lady of the Rosary is October 7. 

1. To all those who shall recite my Rosary devoutly, I promise my special protection and very great graces.

2.  Those who shall persevere in the recitation of my Rosary shall receive some signal grace.

3.  The Rosary shall be a very powerful armor against hell; it will destroy vice, deliver from sin, and dispel heresy.

4.   The Rosary will make virtue and good works flourish, and will obtain for souls the most abundant divine mercies; it will substitute in hearts love of God for love of the world, and will lift them to the desire of heavenly and eternal things. How many souls shall sanctify themselves by this means!

5.   Those who trust themselves to me through the Rosary, shall not perish.

6.   Those who shall recite my Rosary devoutly, meditating on its mysteries, shall not be overwhelmed by misfortune. The sinner shall be converted; the just shall grow in grace and become worthy of eternal life.

7.   Those truly devoted to my Rosary shall not die without the Sacraments of the Church.

8.  Those who recite my Rosary shall find during their life and at their death the light of God, the fullness of His graces, and shall share in the merits of the blessed.

9.    I shall deliver very promptly from purgatory the souls devoted to my Rosary.

10.  The true children of my Rosary shall enjoy great glory in heaven.

11.   What you ask through my Rosary, you shall obtain.

12.   Those who propagate my Rosary shall be aided by me in all their necessities.
13.    I have obtained from my Son that all the members of the Rosary Confraternity shall have for their brethren the saints of heaven during their life and at the hour of death.

14.   Those who recite my Rosary faithfully are all my beloved children, the brothers and sisters of Jesus Christ.

15.    Devotion to my Rosary is a great sign of predestination. 

Pray the Rosary daily! That's our goal for this month! 


A Little Update.

I'm sorry we have not been posting lately. :( Kat's been under the weather and I have been busy with homework.

I promise we will post something soon. I have a post in the works right now. It will be out soon.

Thanks for your patience!