The Borghese Gardens, Christmas Vacation in Rome 2017
Our Mission at Our Lady of Mercy School is to follow the Lord Jesus Christ and His Church as we pursue excellence in academics, athletics and the arts. In the midst of a safe and nurturing environment we seek to develop a good moral character built upon the teachings of the Catholic Church. We strive to be Saints and Scholars who serve the evangelical mission of our parish so that Mercy may flourish
Saints & Scholars of the Month
Pre-K4 Friends: Louisa Buffington & Gavin Meyer
Teacher, Ms. Watson, Teacher aid, Mrs. Carraccio
Favorite Saint: Mary, Mother of God
Favorite Food: Pasta & Meatballs
Favorite Subject: Art
What do you most like about OLM? Snack time
Kindergarten Friends: Adam Hayes & Lilly Slocum
Teacher, Mrs. Anderson, Teacher aid, Mrs. Palmisano
Favorite Saint: St. Nicholas
Favorite Food: Cheese Pizza
Favorite Subject: Math
What do you most like about OLM? Gym Class (Gaga ball)
6th Grade Friends: Michael Mita & Ava Sullivan
Homeroom & Religion Teacher: Mr. Lippe
Favorite Saint: St. Francis
Favorite Food: Steak
Favorite Subject: English
What do you most like about OLM? Teachers challenge us!
Christmas Vacation in Rome, 2017
Blogs I'm following:
1. George Weigel:
2. Catholic Cuisine:
3. Word on Fire:
4. The World from a Catholic Perspective:
5. The CatholicThing
6. The Catholic Gentleman
Word of the Week
noun: Speaking briefly and concisely.
From Latin breviloquentia, from brevis (short) + loquentia (speaking), from loqui (to speak). Earliest documented use: 1656.
So many choices when it comes to speaking. You might prefer short-windedness and be breviloquent or you can be talkative (loquacious). You can talk in sleep (somniloquy, which is a special kind of soliloquy). You can even speak through your tummy, literally speaking (ventriloquism).
“She was, after all, Antonía Barclay, and was not known for her breviloquence.
‘I have always loved you, I will always love you, and I will never stop showing you how much I love you. In fact, Mr. Claymore, I really must insist upon proving my love for you by answering your infinite number of questions in complete sentences, complete paragraphs, and completely in calligraphy.’”
Jane Carter Barrett; Antonia Barclay and Her Scottish Claymore; River Grove Books; 2016.
A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
"Business!" cried the Ghost, wringing its hands again. "Mankind was my business. The common welfare was my business; charity, mercy, forbearance, and benevolence, were, all, my business. The dealings of my trade were but a drop of water in the comprehensive ocean of my business!" -Charles Dickens, novelist (1812-1870) [in A Christmas Carol, published on this date in 1843]
Famous Catholic Quotes: On "The Eucharist"
We call this food Eucharist, and no one else is permitted to partake of it, except one who believes our teaching to be true and who has been washed in the washing which is for the remission of sins and for regeneration [i.e., has received baptism] and is thereby living as Christ enjoined. For not as common bread nor common drink do we receive these, but since Jesus Christ our Savior was made incarnate by the word of God and had both flesh and blood for our salvation, so too, as we have been taught, the food which has been made into the Eucharist by the Eucharistic prayer set down by him, and by the change of which our blood and flesh is nurtured, is both the flesh and the blood of that incarnated Jesus (First Apology 66 [A.D. 151]).
466. Why must human life be respected?
Human life must be respected because it is sacred. From its beginning human life involves the creative action of God and it remains forever in a special relationship with the Creator, who is its sole end. It is not lawful for anyone directly to destroy an innocent human being. This is gravely contrary to the dignity of the person and the holiness of the Creator. "Do not slay the innocent and the righteous" (Exodus 23:7).
Further reading: CCC 2258-2262, 2318-2320