Monday, March 25, 2013

And Today Is....

The Feast of the Annunciation:

When the Angel Gabriel announced to Our Lady that she was to be the Mother of God, and when Our Lord was miraculously conceived by the Holy Ghost.

The Annunciations Carol:

The Feast Of St. Dismas

The Good Thief who was crucified beside Our Lord, who defended Him against the taunts of the crowd and his fellow thief, and who was granted the tremendous grace of conversion in that moment.

Comrades of the Cross

I cannot think or reason,
I only know He came
With hands and feet of healing
And wild heart all aflame.

With eyes that dimmed and softened
At all the things He saw,
And in His pillared singing
I read the marches of the Law.

I only know He loves me,
Enfolds and understands -
And, oh His heart that holds me,
And oh, His certain hands -

The Man, the Christ, the Soldier,
Who from His cross of pain,
Cried to the dying comrade:
"Lad, we will meet again!"
                 Willard Wattles

Tolkien Reading Day

On March 25, 3019 of the Third Ages, Frodo completed his journey to Mount Doom. The Ring was destroyed, and Sauron was defeated. Tolkienist celebrate this day by reading works by the Professor. Here am I with The Letters of J. R. R. Tolkien.

J. R. R. Tolkien Reading "Riddles in the Dark" from "The Hobbit":

Happy Day to all of you - and feel free to celebrate like Hobbits with food, and like dwarves with song, and like Elves with poetry by the fire. And if you choose to cook something with cinnamon in it, so much the better, for cinnamon - so I read long ago - was Our Lady's favourite spice. However, even though Bilbo was a burgler, and St. Dismas was a thief, it is best not to be trying your pick-pocketing skills today - tempting as it might be.


Katrina DeLallo said...

Definitely with food. I think that's the Italian coming out. Life is always SO MUCH BETTER with food!

John Boswell said...

I like that poem.

That is a very big book! If I read a book that big it would make me flat, because it would squish me. That is why I make Jack hold big books - you need a Jack.

Treskie said...

Yesterday was fun. :)

It's cool, listening to Tolkien read his own book. Yah know?

Amy said...

Good post, Marhi.
That poem is so beautiful. I especially love the last line. :)