Media vita in morte sumus In the midst of life we are in death
Quem quaerimus ad iutorem nihi site domine What helper do we seek except you, oh Lord
Qui pro peccatis nostris You who for our sins
Sancte Deus, sancte fortis Holy God, holy and powerful
Sancte misericor salvator Oh holy compassionate savior
Amare mortis ne tradas nos Do not give us over to the harshness of death
In te speraverunt patres nostri In you our fathers placed their hopes
Speraverunt et liberasti eos They placed their hopes and you freed them
Media vita in morte sumus In the midst of life we are in death
Above Mary and Jesus is a harp, and above Joseph is a lyre. Spartan father third from left to right has the voice of 300.
Do you know from whence this comes?
Latin Mass...before the Cannon of the Mass
I Have a Rendezvous with Death
BY ALAN SEEGER
I have a rendezvous with Death
At some disputed barricade,
When Spring comes back with rustling shade
And apple-blossoms fill the air--
I have a rendezvous with Death
When Spring brings back blue days and fair.
It may be he shall take my hand
And lead me into his dark land
And close my eyes and quench my breath--
It may be I shall pass him still.
I have a rendezvous with Death
On some scarred slope of battered hill,
When Spring comes round again this year
And the first meadow-flowers appear.
God knows 'twere better to be deep
Pillowed in silk and scented down,
Where Love throbs out in blissful sleep,
Pulse nigh to pulse, and breath to breath,
Where hushed awakenings are dear ...
But I've a rendezvous with Death
At midnight in some flaming town,
When Spring trips north again this year,
And I to my pledged word am true,
I shall not fail that rendezvous.
Source: A Treasury of War Poetry (1917)
Something like this theme song is what Alexander would like for our eBook when it is completed and becomes a movie ℗ 2010 Walt Disney Records. His vocabulary is very advanced, and today I finally succeeded in getting him to pronounce protocol correctly. It sounded like prodigal, which is very different. Our theory is that if you shoot for the stars, you might land on one.
“Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) has initiated an investigation into the Environmental Law Institute (ELI), based in Washington, D.C., regarding its Climate Judiciary Project (CJP)…”
“Over the years, the project has conducted numerous events and developed curriculum modules, attracting participation from more than 1,700 judges.”
“He [Cruz] questioned the potential biases inherent in the CJP's curriculum, suggesting that it may advocate for plaintiffs in climate change cases.”
The whole thing is a setup. Climate change theorists and globalists want to impoverish us, and they share the same goals: 1) reduce population; 2) break down borders; 3) arrange a one-world government and a one-world, pseudo-religion; and 4) control our lives.
I know that return on investment, depending on what was invested in, was about 1/5 of what it was four years ago. Others might have different outcomes.
Bumper sticker lovers/atheists: you are unqualified to lecture me, and I'm coexisting with my lawful neighbor just fine. Ask my students, former and present. One just returned.
People are searching the internet for the term, surreal.
Featured image: Yves Tanguy - Mama, Papa is Wounded, 1927. Captions, via Creative Commons
“The name of this surreal painting is like children’s cry and resembles broken family relations as well as strong sexual connotation of wounded masculinity of the Father, but the real meaning of the abstract and archetypal symbols has been never revealed by the artist and stayed enigmatic.”
I scanned the Frenchman's life. Not much of interest except that he had a terrible marriage to an American woman, and maybe that relates to wounded masculinity, a prominent feature in our world today.
What is the answer for men? Take on Christ's masculinity, no one else's, and that takes a lifetime.
Dali - Corpus Hypercubus, polyhedron net of a tesseract
“[The film] is a 1953 American musical fantasy film about a boy who dreams himself into a fantasy world ruled by a diabolical piano teacher enslaving children to practice piano forever.
“It was the only feature film written by Theodor Seuss Geisel (Dr. Seuss), who wrote the story, screenplay, and lyrics. It was directed by Roy Rowland, with many uncredited takes directed by producer Stanley Kramer.”
My friend Bill sent me the link. The stage sequence has fantastical props.
classic science fiction
Does the story bring to mind a parable? https://www.drbo.org/chapter/49018.htm
He was born Chicago 1926, graduated from Berkeley HS 1949, attended UC Berkeley for three months, Sept. 1949-Nov. 1949, and left, had his first story published 1952, and died 30 years later in 1982. Self-described religious anarchist and ‘acosmic panentheist’, he opposed communism, Malthusianism, and eugenics, and was pro-life.
I add my interpretation without reading any online analysis and give some biographical details, too, but let the story itself guide you.
The American Medical Association wants to remove gender from the birth certificate.
Intuitive Machines, aerospace company. Are you as surprised as I am by what has happened? I didn't know the company existed. Onboard payload includes a camera designed by students from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.
One of my former students, Anthony, graduated with an M.S. in Safety Science from Embry. I messaged him today. Artists/industrial designers are needed in the aerospace industry, too. LUNR (NASDAQ) $9.59 +1.31 (+15.82%)
About Anthony, we tutored him in high school English and math. I did the English part. He challenged us for three years. Just kidding. Look at what he accomplished!
www.fsspmexico.mx/2020/03/17/templo-de-nuestra-senora-del-pilar/ Notwithstanding Robles Ortega's decree of September 2021, the FSSP parish is going strong, and its YT page has 17,000 subscribers.
“When several members of the parish attempted to approach the cardinal on Sunday to respectfully ask for an audience with him about the matter, he refused, claiming he was speaking to their priests – a claim that CWR [The Catholic World Report] is told is untrue – and quickly withdrew, appearing to be discombobulated by the encounter.
“Robles is known for his aloofness, and is believed to rarely grant audiences to laity in the archdiocese, in marked contrast to his predecessor, Cardinal Juan Sandoval Íñiguez, whose doors were open several days of the week to any who sought an appointment with him.”
The FSSP is in only four places in Central/South America and turns down requests from around the world for more priests, because there is no one left to send. Pray for an increase.
Did Mary and Joseph ever smack Jesus when He was a boy? Well, I could look that one up, but the answer is obvious. No, because He was perfect. Did He ever cry? Of course, maybe upon finding a dead bird outside His house in Nazareth, and there is Lazarus.
We know He experienced hematohidrosis, a rare phenomenon identified by the National Institutes of Health. It is a condition in which capillary blood vessels that feed the sweat glands rupture, causing them to exude blood, and occurs under conditions of extreme physical or emotional stress.
43 And there appeared to him an angel from heaven, strengthening him. And being in an agony, he prayed the longer. 44 And his sweat became as drops of blood, trickling down upon the ground. 45 And when he rose up from prayer, and was come to his disciples, he found them sleeping for sorrow.
He sweat blood the night He was arrested.
O farmers, more than happy if they’ve realised their blessings,
for whom Earth unprompted, supreme in justice, pours out
a rich livelihood from her soil, far from the clash of armies!
If no tall mansion with proud entrance disgorges a tide of guests
at dawn, if they don’t gaze at doors inlaid with tortoiseshell,
clothes threaded with gold, or bronzes from Ephyra,
if their white wool’s not dipped in Assyrian dyes,
nor the clear oil they use spoiled by rosemary,
still there’s no lack of tranquil peace, life without deceit,
rich in many things, the quiet of broad estates
(caves, and natural lakes, and cool valleys,
the cattle lowing, and sweet sleep under the trees):
they have glades in the woods, and haunts of game,
a youth of patient effort, accustomed to hardship,
worship of the gods, and respect for old age: Justice,
as she left the Earth, planted her last steps among them.
As for me, may the sweet Muses, supreme above all,
O fortunatos nimium, sua si bona norint,
agricolas! quibus ipsa procul discordibus armis
fundit humo facilem victum iustissima tellus.
si non ingentem foribus domus alta superbis
mane salutantum totis vomit aedibus undam,
nec varios inhiant pulchra testudine postis
inlusasque auro uestis Ephyreiaque aera,
alba neque Assyrio fucatur lana veneno,
nec casia liquidi corrumpitur usus olivi;
at secura quies et nescia fallere vita,
diues opum uariarum, at latis otia fundis,
speluncae vivique lacus, at frigida tempe
mugitusque boum mollesque sub arbore somni
non absunt; illic saltus ac lustra ferarum
et patiens operum exiguoque adsueta iuventus,
sacra deum sanctique patres; extrema per illos
Iustitia excedens terris vestigia fecit,
BKII: 458-542 The Joys of True Life
Publius Vergilius Maro, b. Cisalpine Gaul 70 BC, d. Brindisi, Italy 19 BC
a message from Marc, Tom, and me every day
Artist Philippe de Champaigne (1602–1674)
Title The Dream of Saint Joseph
Object type painting
Genre religious art
Date between 1642 and 1643
Medium oil on canvas
Dimensions height 82.4 in, width: 61.3 in
Collection National Gallery
Accession number NG6276 (National Gallery)
long for my father of the same name every day
Only in classical Russian ballet do you get magnetic costuming, here Egyptian. Modern American movies could learn something from Russian ballet when dressing women.
I found ballet through music, then St. Petersburg's Vaganova Ballet School, a comprehensive school for boys and girls ages 10-18, where they get all their academics plus training, and learn to address their teachers respectfully. I've seen it. When ballet arrived in Russia from France, the Russians soared, making ballet the second most popular pursuit after soccer. Enlarge screen for full effect.
Kokoreva is technically ravishing; Stepanova has the soft and light Vaganova touch; and research on the name Krys reveals that it is a variant of Chris in English and Greek and Christian in English, French, and German, and means carrier of Christ. Voila!
Armed with your torches and your serpents,
from your dark foul realm,
ye companions of cruel frenzy,
O Furies, come to us.
With your whips, with death and slaughter,
lead us and teach
our enraged breasts
to avenge the death of so great a general.
Armatae face et anguibus
a caeco regno squallido
furoris sociae barbari,
furiae, venite ad nos.
Morte, flagello, stragibus
vindictam tanti funeris
irata nostra pectora
duces docete vos.
Fr. Vivaldi is pleased with his students, and if you tell me poetry doesn't matter, I'm going to send this woman after you.
CBS fired and seized the files of anchor Catherine Herridge because she was following the Hunter Biden story. The news station is owned by Paramount Global, the communications conglomerate/film company.
Disney began its second, largest job cuts in April 2023, affecting ESPN, Disney Parks, Disney Entertainment, and the Experiences and Product division. Its largest institutional investors: the Vanguard Group, BlackRock, and State Street.
Pretty much everything is copyrighted except Steamboat Willie, the original mouse.
Three months in the making, July, August, and September 1928, the film portrays Mom, the disciplinarian.
Trump is a man of incredible mental and physical strength, able to sustain an immense amount of criticism most could not. A self-made businessman, he has the ability to govern the most powerful nation on earth and will be even better in a second term.
Jorge is a man of the Saint Gallen group, an immoral gaggle of geese, a list and description of them in the Faith category. Before he became pope, he was criticized by his former superior, Kolvenbach, a modernist, charging Jorge with no ability to govern 1.38 billion.
Joe is a man with some form of dementia, perhaps episodic, which worsens over time. A man with no moral compass but ambition and no ability to govern, he is a figurehead of the left and always has been, and how indecorous that he chose to be called, Joe.
Sistine Chapel, May 2017, courtesy of The Wall Street Journal, Last Judgment behind
soprano highest female register
Cum dederit dilectis suis somnum
Ecce hereditas Domini filii merces fructus ventris.
For he brings rest to those he has chosen
Behold, they are a legacy and a testament of the Son of God.
The photos contain water, light, and firmament, aspects of Catholic theology.
Now listen to andreas scholl latin.
If true, this is the funniest story I’ve ever heard about mail-in ballots.
“Daphne Lee, a Republican from Las Vegas, stated that her family’s mail-in ballots were tallied for the primary despite none of them voting, as reported by the Las Vegas Review-Journal.
“Lee also mentioned encountering difficulties when attempting to opt out of receiving future mail-in ballots, as the system indicated she was not registered and had no voting history.”