Saturday, December 30, 2006

Prayer for the feast of St. Thomas a Becket


Taken from the Roman Missal. Feast Day December 29. ( I know we are late. Better late than never! )

O God, for the sake of whose Church the glorious Bishop Thomas fell by the sword of ungodly men: grant, we beseech Thee, that all who implore his aid, may obtain the good fruit of his petition. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, Who livest and reignest with Thee in the unity of the Holy Spirit, forever and ever. Amen.

From "The Times Book of Saints" ~ " Thomas excommunicated several bishops who had coronated young Henry II without respect to his rights as archbishop of Canterbury. For Henry II that was the last straw. 'Who will rid me of this turbulent priest?'he shouted angrily. Feeling commissioned by the king. four knights went to Canterbury to kill Thomas. "

Although Thomas Becket had not always lived like a saint, he died like one. David Hugh Farmer

To celebrate the Christmas season, this afternoon we are singing carols around the tree and saying a few prayers. Thomas is making Christmas cookies -
Coconut Macaroons from the Catholic Culture site - in honour of St Thomas a Becket.

We'll eat these after the movies - we are going to the late afternoon showing of Night at the Museum.

8 comments:

Fr. Benedict M. said...

lex credendi, lex orandi... lex manducandi. ;-)

Ladybug Mommy Maria said...

Leonie,

Guess what movie we saw last night!Yep! Night at the Museum!

We really enjoyed it for the most part!

Also, did you know that coconut macaroons are a favorite cookie in Venezuela? I don't personally remember that but I remember my mom telling me!

Since you're almost a day ahead - Have a truly blessed and beautiful New Year!

Leonie said...

Maria - glad you liked the film, too. Have you had any luck with finding the book - I haven't. :-(

What a coincidence wrt the macaroons - some of the boys ate them lat night, after the movie and after I finished cooking a late dinner.

Have a happy and blessed new year!

Leonie said...

Certainly Fr - eating is important, right? :-)

Fr. Benedict M. said...

what's Christmas and New Year without good food.. and wine!

Leonie said...

Hope you had a super New Years Eve, Fr. BTW, we saw Eragon last night - so-so. And are going to Jamberoo Park tomorrow.....

Fr. Benedict M. said...

You may want to stop by Rockdale on the way.. haha!!!!

Leonie said...

Certainly! lol!