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Monday, December 26, 2005

Hodie, Christus natus est...

Or, okay, yesterday. But I was busy then. Have just arrived home to Jersey, CI (NOT, I repeat NOT New Jersey, which was a vast tract of land given to some bloke called Sieur George de Carteret wot came from this Jersey. Isla Cesaria in provincia Augiae. Or something like that... can't do declensions...). Which means (Deo gratias!) I'll have regular web access for the next week. Yay!

Anyway, this little not is just to wish everyone a most enjoyable and, of course, blessed Christmastide; you know you're mad when you insist on assisting the Missa in aurora as well as the other two, but hey, we knew that anyway. Currently planning on an early night. The spirit is willing, but the flesh, at least in my case, is another matter entirely!

Hmm... you know you're a trad when you actually sign yourself when people shoot priests in fillums. Even if they're Jesuits. The ones being shot, not the ones shooting people (too easy... my fave all-time headline from the 'Catholic Herald' is 'Opus Dei cardinal denies murdering Jesuit predecessor'). This one was carrying (in the fillum...) the Blessed Sacrament too... (it was a fillum, not real...). The film in question was 'The Mission'. It's great except for the very last bit, which is kind of naff. I cried lots during it at various touching moments. The storyline is good (Jesuits die - ahem...), the acting is superb and it's generally speaking just a good film.

DISCLAIMER: If, by any chance, the reader is a sound, orthodox member of the Society of Jesus, I apologise for my cursory treatment of the Society. I'm currently reading S. Alphonsus Rodriguez, who, of course, was a good, sound Jesuit and whose counsels are worth reading. Of course, a decent Jesuit knows this, but there are probably slightly more normal people reading this.

Anyway, a merry and blessed Christmas to all, including Jesuits!

In caritate Xp,

JMR Xx

Comments [3]

Blogger Perpétua:

God bless you, Julie! Aren't the three Masses just magnificent? How wonderful it is to 'come out the other side' :) I'm so happy I'm not a pagan :) I say that with joy and thanks! :)

Tue Dec 27, 12:59:00 PM GMT  
Blogger Perpétua:

Oh yes, I love the word, 'fillum'! :)

Tue Dec 27, 01:00:00 PM GMT  
Blogger Boeciana:

A great contribution to world (wurruld) culture (kulchur) from central belt Scots accents...

Sun Jan 01, 06:50:00 PM GMT  

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