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Music of the Week #16

Hello!


Sorry I didn't post one of these last week. I was incredibly busy.


This week...................


Love Never Dies!

It's the sequel to Phantom of the Opera. Trust me, this storyline is kinda meh. But the music!!!!

It's amazing. (plus in the version I found, Its Ramin Karimloo and Sierra Boggess!!)






Til I Hear You Sing





Love Never Dies




Once Upon Another Time




Devil Take the Hindmost

seriously, this song is hilarious



Finale




Enjoy!
(and tell me in the comments if you've listened to this musical)

-Lia

"Because I Knew You, I Have Been Changed For The Better"

Hey guys.

So yesterday, my sister graduated from college. She's not actually my sister but we are pretty much sisters. She is going off to grad school in another state and I have no idea when the next time I will see her again. (hopefully soon because I miss her like crazy)

So this is basically what I couldn't say to her last night as we were hugging goodbye.
(I probably would have started crying if I tried)


You have changed my life. I don't know what I would be doing now if you hadn't come into my life. You brought out the person that I am today. For that, I am eternally grateful. You make me laugh and every time we talk, I am so happy. I can tell you anything and you will do the same in return.


I wish you all the luck in the world. I hope at grad school, you find your someone and he makes you happy.


Thank you for being my friend. And especially, thank you for being my sister.


Love,
-Lia


(P.S. I totally know you are going to cry when  you read this, so chin up but…

Guest Post: May Crowning

Hey y’all,

First things first, many thanks to Kat for inviting me to post here on Catholic Girl Stuff! I’ve participated  in a couple of May Crownings, so I got really excited when Kat asked me to talk to you guys about it.

You may ask, what is May Crowning?

Well…it takes place in May! (But I had a feeling that you knew that already……). Usually it happens after Sunday Mass in early-middle of May, depending on the parish schedule.

Simply put, it’s a really special ceremony in which Catholics, in particular Catholic children, venerate Our  Lady by crowning a statue of her in honor of her Queenship of Heaven. The reason is, besides the fact  that the entire month is devoted to Our Lady, there are two feasts celebrating Her Queenship, one on May 1 and one on May 31.

As with a lot of Catholic rituals, the origins of this devotion are shrouded in tradition. Of course, Mary as Queen of Heaven has been venerated for several hundred years, and crowning an image was not unknown. But the curren…

I DARETH

Hi guys!


So I stole this idea from Mary Kate who in turn stole it from Cait who stole it from Shannon

So go check out their blogs!

This tag is called the #IDareYou Book tag. So I dare :)


1. What book has been on your shelves the longest?

The Boxcar children by Gertrude Chandler Warner. I owned those books since I learned to read.




2. What is your Current Read, Your Last Read, and your Next Read?

Previous read: Since You've Been Gone by Morgan Matson

Current Read: Amy and Roger's Epic Detour by Morgan Matson

Next Read: Where The Stars Still Shine by Trish Doller








3. Book You Read Everyone Liked, But You Hated?
The Hunger Games. Everyone is raving about them and me? I found them horribly depressing, and really, really violent.




4. Book You Keep Telling Yourself That You'll Read, But Probably Won't?

I honestly have no idea what to answer for this question. I will give any book a chance. The only book I probably will never read are the Twilight books. Bleck!


5. What Book Are You…

Day 9: Novena To Our Lady, Undoer of Knots

Most Holy Mary, our Advocate, Undoer of Knots, I come today to thank you for undoing this knot in my life. You know very well the suffering it has caused me. Thank you for coming, Mother, with your long fingers of mercy to dry the tears in my eyes; you receive me in your arms and make it possible for me to receive once again the divine grace. Mary, Undoer of Knots, dearest Mother, I thank you for undoing the knots in my life. Wrap me in your mantle of love, keep me under your protection, enlighten me with your peace! Amen. Mary, Undoer of Knots, pray for me. Virgin Mary, Mother of fair love, Mother who never refuses to come to the aid of a child in need, Mother whose hands never cease to serve your beloved children because they are moved by the divine love and immense mercy that exist in your heart, cast your compassionate eyes upon me and see the snarl of knots that exists in my life. You know very well how desperate I am, my pain, and how I am bound by these knots. Mary, Mother to whom…

Day 8: Novena To Our Lady, Undoer of Knots

Virgin Mother of God, overflowing with mercy, have mercy on your child and undo this knot [mention your request here] in my life. Mary, Undoer of Knots, pray for me. Virgin Mary, Mother of fair love, Mother who never refuses to come to the aid of a child in need, Mother whose hands never cease to serve your beloved children because they are moved by the divine love and immense mercy that exist in your heart, cast your compassionate eyes upon me and see the snarl of knots that exists in my life. You know very well how desperate I am, my pain, and how I am bound by these knots. Mary, Mother to whom God entrusted the undoing of the knots in the lives of his children, I entrust into your hands the ribbon of my life. No one, not even the evil one himself, can take it away from your precious care. In your hands there is no knot that cannot be undone. Powerful Mother, by your grace and intercessory power with Your Son and My Liberator, Jesus, take into your hands today this knot. [Mention your …

Day 7: Novena To Our Lady, Undoer of Knots

Mother Most Pure, I come to You today to beg you to undo this knot in my life [mention your request here] and free me from the snares of evil. Mary, Undoer of Knots, pray for me. Virgin Mary, Mother of fair love, Mother who never refuses to come to the aid of a child in need, Mother whose hands never cease to serve your beloved children because they are moved by the divine love and immense mercy that exist in your heart, cast your compassionate eyes upon me and see the snarl of knots that exists in my life. You know very well how desperate I am, my pain, and how I am bound by these knots. Mary, Mother to whom God entrusted the undoing of the knots in the lives of his children, I entrust into your hands the ribbon of my life. No one, not even the evil one himself, can take it away from your precious care. In your hands there is no knot that cannot be undone. Powerful Mother, by your grace and intercessory power with Your Son and My Liberator, Jesus, take into your hands today this knot. […

Day 6: Novena To Our Lady, Undoer of Knots

Queen of Mercy, I entrust to you this knot in my life [mention your request here] and I ask you to give me a heart that is patient until you undo it. Mary, Undoer of Knots, pray for me. Virgin Mary, Mother of fair love, Mother who never refuses to come to the aid of a child in need, Mother whose hands never cease to serve your beloved children because they are moved by the divine love and immense mercy that exist in your heart, cast your compassionate eyes upon me and see the snarl of knots that exists in my life. You know very well how desperate I am, my pain, and how I am bound by these knots. Mary, Mother to whom God entrusted the undoing of the knots in the lives of his children, I entrust into your hands the ribbon of my life. No one, not even the evil one himself, can take it away from your precious care. In your hands there is no knot that cannot be undone. Powerful Mother, by your grace and intercessory power with Your Son and My Liberator, Jesus, take into your hands today this…

Day 5: Novena To Our Lady, Undoer of Knots

Mother, Undoer of Knots, generous and compassionate, I come to You today to once again entrust this knot [mention your request here] in my life to you and to ask the divine wisdom to undo, under the light of the Holy Spirit, this snarl of problems. Mary, Undoer of Knots, pray for me. Virgin Mary, Mother of fair love, Mother who never refuses to come to the aid of a child in need, Mother whose hands never cease to serve your beloved children because they are moved by the divine love and immense mercy that exist in your heart, cast your compassionate eyes upon me and see the snarl of knots that exists in my life. You know very well how desperate I am, my pain, and how I am bound by these knots. Mary, Mother to whom God entrusted the undoing of the knots in the lives of his children, I entrust into your hands the ribbon of my life. No one, not even the evil one himself, can take it away from your precious care. In your hands there is no knot that cannot be undone. Powerful Mother, by your …

Day 4: Novena to Our Lady, Undoer of Knots

Dearest Holy Mother, you are generous with all who seek you, have mercy on me. I entrust into your hands this knot which robs the peace of my heart, paralyzes my soul and keeps me from going to my Lord and serving Him with my life. Mary, Undoer of Knots, pray for me. Virgin Mary, Mother of fair love, Mother who never refuses to come to the aid of a child in need, Mother whose hands never cease to serve your beloved children because they are moved by the divine love and immense mercy that exist in your heart, cast your compassionate eyes upon me and see the snarl of knots that exists in my life. You know very well how desperate I am, my pain, and how I am bound by these knots. Mary, Mother to whom God entrusted the undoing of the knots in the lives of his children, I entrust into your hands the ribbon of my life. No one, not even the evil one himself, can take it away from your precious care. In your hands there is no knot that cannot be undone. Powerful Mother, by your grace and interce…

Day 3: Novena to Our Lady, Undoer of Knots

Meditating Mother, Queen of heaven, in whose hands the treasures of the King are found, turn your merciful eyes upon me today. I entrust into your holy hands this knot in my life [mention your request here] and all the rancor and resentment it has caused in me. Mary, Undoer of Knots, pray for me. Virgin Mary, Mother of fair love, Mother who never refuses to come to the aid of a child in need, Mother whose hands never cease to serve your beloved children because they are moved by the divine love and immense mercy that exist in your heart, cast your compassionate eyes upon me and see the snarl of knots that exists in my life. You know very well how desperate I am, my pain, and how I am bound by these knots. Mary, Mother to whom God entrusted the undoing of the knots in the lives of his children, I entrust into your hands the ribbon of my life. No one, not even the evil one himself, can take it away from your precious care. In your hands there is no knot that cannot be undone. Powerful Mot…

Music of the Week #15

Hey guys!


This week is going to be about another musical....... Dear Evan Hansen!!!!!!!!


For those of you who don't know what this is, let me 'splain. Dear Evan Hansen is a musical of a high school student named Evan Hansen who has social anxiety. His therapist told him to write letters to himself beginning, "Dear Evan Hansen, today is going to be a good day and here's why." Look up the Wikipedia page if you want know more, cause we will be here all day if I try to do it.


Anyway, I have been listening to this musical on repeat for three weeks. I have listened to nothing else. I keep having to resist the urge to shove the musical in my friends faces, like a puppy or something.

Me: Here! Drop what your doing and listen to this!!!!!!!!!  *hands them the original cast recording*


Friend: What the heck are you blabbing about?


Me: *falls over, cluches chest* LISTEN TO IT!!!!!!!!!


(Note: this is a completely hypothetical conversation, it never happened) (yet)


These are…

Day 2: Novena to Our Lady, Undoer of Knots

Mary, Beloved Mother, channel of all grace, I return to You today my heart, recognizing that I am a sinner in need of your help. I entrust into Your hands this knot [mention your request here] which keeps me from reflecting the glory of God. Mary, Undoer of Knots, pray for me. Virgin Mary, Mother of fair love, Mother who never refuses to come to the aid of a child in need, Mother whose hands never cease to serve your beloved children because they are moved by the divine love and immense mercy that exist in your heart, cast your compassionate eyes upon me and see the snarl of knots that exists in my life. You know very well how desperate I am, my pain, and how I am bound by these knots. Mary, Mother to whom God entrusted the undoing of the knots in the lives of his children, I entrust into your hands the ribbon of my life. No one, not even the evil one himself, can take it away from your precious care. In your hands there is no knot that cannot be undone. Powerful Mother, by your grace a…

Day 1: Novena To Our Lady, Undoer of Knots

Dearest Holy Mother, Most Holy Mary, you undo the knots that suffocate your children. Extend your merciful hands to me. I entrust to You today this knot [mention your request here] and all the negative consequences that it provokes in my life. Mary, Undoer of Knots, pray for me. Virgin Mary, Mother of fair love, Mother who never refuses to come to the aid of a child in need, Mother whose hands never cease to serve your beloved children because they are moved by the divine love and immense mercy that exist in your heart, cast your compassionate eyes upon me and see the snarl of knots that exists in my life. You know very well how desperate I am, my pain, and how I am bound by these knots. Mary, Mother to whom God entrusted the undoing of the knots in the lives of his children, I entrust into your hands the ribbon of my life. No one, not even the evil one himself, can take it away from your precious care. In your hands there is no knot that cannot be undone. Powerful Mother, by your grace…

A Little About Our Lady, Undoer of Knots

Alrighty,

*cracks knuckles*

(Actually, *just hurts fingers trying to crack knuckles*)

(And I lied to you. I can and actually did, crack my knuckles)

(Anyway)


Tomorrow we begin our first novena of May!

The Novena to Our Lady, Undoer of Knots!


......







But who is she?


All You Lovely Readers: Well, obviously, it's another title for Our Lady, but come on, Kat. Give us DETAILS!


Well, actually I was looking for better details explaining her and found this lovely article over at Mary, Undoer of Knots.com.

So, here is the link: TA DA!!!! 

But I'm also just going to copy and paste part of it here for you all, ok?

"EVE BY HER DISOBEDIENCE, TIED THE KNOT OF DISGRACE FOR THE HUMAN RACE; WHEREAS MARY, BY HER OBEDIENCE, UNDID IT"                                                         -Saint Irenaeus                    
"But what are these knots?They are the problems and struggles that we face for which we do not 
see a solution. Knots of discord with your family, lack of understa…

Book Review: Sylvester or The Wicked Uncle by Georgette Heyer

"Sylvester or The Wicked Uncle" by Georgette Heyer 

This book!

*GASP*

I finished it last Sunday. Monday morning actually. Because, yes! It IS a stay up until 3 AM kind of book. If you liked Pride and Prejudice, you NEED to read this book. It's....it's.....

I can't even explain it right now, so I'll just post the blurb from the back on here, ok? 

Sylvester, Duke of Salford, has exacting requirements for a bride. Then he meets Phoebe Marlow, a young lady with literary aspirations, and suddenly life becomes very complicated. She meets none of his criteria, and even worse, she has written a novel that is sweeping through the ton and causing all kinds of gossip... and he's the main character!
*sound of me gasping like a dying fish on the floor.*

Please, PLEASE read it and comment below about whether or not you liked it!

P.S. Lia REALLY needs to read this. What IS she doing with her time? School. Ha! That's crazy. Who wants to do school when you have regency no…

Marian Novenas For The Month of May

I will be putting up two novenas this month in honor of Our Lady.

Now these particular novenas, Mary Undoer of Knots Novena and The Three Hail Mary Novena, (which isn't really a novena because it goes for 3 days instead of 9, but whatever) have a different prayer each day,  so I will post that days prayer each morning.

Prayers will be up by 7 AM!!!

(Pinkie Promise!)

Now, the Three Day Novena will begin May 22, so we will end on the feast of Our Lady, Help of Christians. The Christians in the Middle East need all the help they can get, so please mention them in your request!

And the Novena to Mary Undoer of Knots will begin on the first  of the Month.


HOLY DAYS AND FEAST DAYS THIS MONTH:

May 1- Our Lady, Queen of May
May 13- Our Lady Of Fatima
May 24- Our Lady, Help of Christians
MAY 25- Feast of the Ascension! (This is a Holy Day of Obligation!) 
May 31- Visitation. Also the Queenship of Mary

(BTW: This is my favorite picture of the Visitation)




Ok, have a blessed day.

-Kat

Music of the Week #14

Hello all!


This week is going to be about Hunter Hayes!.......again




Rainy Season



Cry With You


Storyline


Amen


Young Blood



Enjoy!

Love,
-Lia