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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…