Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Wednesday Religion

Anthony read of the Beatitudes, with a discussion on a translation that uses happy in place of blessed. What difference the word might make.

Thomas continued his reading on Saints of the Church - the time after the Crusades, the Crusades and how these are depicted in literature and in film, the Renaissance, Modernism...

And Alexander shared some history, background history, to the New Testament. He is reading "Understanding the Scriptures" by Scott Hahn. And mentally arguing with Mr Hahn's writing style, throughout the book.

Very Alexander.

I had a workshop to attend for work, the kids came with me and read and narrated their religion reading in the car. Then, off to Homeschool Group Learning ( Winslow Homer and Charles Russell) and delivery of junk mail (Thomas and Anthony's mid week "job", but we all help).

We ended up at the local Pioneer Cemetery.

Said prayers for the souls in purgatory and looked at the tombstones. At the history of the area. The cemetery was begun in 1888, when the area was a small township in a rural area. Suburbs now.

Interesting to see familar names on the tombstones - we recognized the names of several suburbs and streets.

And gained the " indulgence, applicable only to the Souls in Purgatory, granted to the faithful, who devoutly visit a cemetery and pray, even if only mentally, for the departed. The indulgence is plenary each day from the first to the eighth of November; on other days of the year it is partial". Fr. Pat's Place


Cindy said...

Beautiful that you all visited the cemetary, Leonie.

Tell Alexander I love Scott Hahn but am so distracted by his writing style I can't read him.. just listen to his lectures.


Leonie said...

Alexander will be pleased to hear that someone else sympathizes with his Scott Hahn distraction. :-)

Beate said...

Recently I attended a really dynamic lecture by Grayson Warren Brown who said Mathew 5 was Jesus' keynote address ;-)

I also like listening to Scott Hahn better than reading him - last week I listened to The 4th Cup - awesome!

Leonie said...

Will have to look up Matthew 5....