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Saturday 4 October 2014

Hermitess Keyne

St. Keyne (Keyna or Cain) was one of the twenty-four children of King Brychan of Brecknock, Wales. She refused several suitors' offers of marriage and became a hermitess on the banks of the Severn River in Somersetshire, England. After living there for several years, during which she traveled widely, she was persuaded by her nephew, St. Cadoc, to return to Wales, though exactly where she spent her last days is not known. During her travels, she founded numerous churches in South Wales, Cornwall, and perhaps somerset. Her feast day is October 8.


 Isaiah 5:1-7

1 Let me sing my beloved the song of my friend for his vineyard. My beloved had a vineyard on a fertile hillside.
2 He dug it, cleared it of stones, and planted it with red grapes. In the middle he built a tower, he hewed a press there too. He expected it to yield fine grapes: wild grapes were all it yielded.
3 And now, citizens of Jerusalem and people of Judah, I ask you to judge between me and my vineyard.
4 What more could I have done for my vineyard that I have not done? Why, when I expected it to yield fine grapes, has it yielded wild ones?
5 Very well, I shall tell you what I am going to do to my vineyard: I shall take away its hedge, for it to be grazed on, and knock down its wall, for it to be trampled on.
6 I shall let it go to waste, unpruned, undug, overgrown by brambles and thorn-bushes, and I shall command the clouds to rain no rain on it.
7 Now, the vineyard of Yahweh Sabaoth is the House of Israel, and the people of Judah the plant he cherished. He expected fair judgement, but found injustice, uprightness, but found cries of distress.

Quiet News

If you are not podding or moving or prepping, you will be too late.

Now, you all can figure it out yourselves.

There are moves to control blogs with fees and paying for services.


The shelter is a fema camp, folks. Hitler started with the criminals he chose, then foreigners, then gypsies.

Has begun. And in more than one place.

Synod News

Has Anyone Out There Read This?

Resignation News


Time To Set Aside Trivia

Too many bloggers are caught up with non-essentials.

Stop and reflect on the essentials today, please.

Passing on the Faith

Feast of St. Francis

One of most popular and well-loved saints is St. Francis. The Church states he is the saint most like Christ-the one who shows us how Christ loved and lived on the earth.

We cannot do better than to imitate St. Francis' way of simplicity and humility.

The South

I love the southern states. I am now in another one, visiting friends. It is warm here, unlike my newish home state of New York. The trees have not changed colors as of yet, and the cicadas and crickets chirp away merrily at night.

I like southern people. They are more friendly than people from other states. However, the creeping evil of our nation affects all areas, and more signs of the decay of our civilization disturb the older ways of the south.

It is clear to me that some people here are "awake", like the lady I had the pleasure to meet on the train, who told me that she knows it is time to leave the New York City area for safer places.

God is speaking to people and some are listening.


The TISA negotiations are no small matter; they encompass an immense chunk of our economy and have the potential to eviscerate many of our constitutional checks and balances, as well as launch a new tidal wave of job outsourcing. The U.S. Trade Representative’s office says that services “account for three-quarters of U.S. GDP and 4 out of 5 jobs in the United States.” The targeted sectors include banking and financial services, legal services, accounting, insurance, engineering, software design, teaching, real estate, tourism, consulting, energy distribution, transportation, telecommunications, courier and postal services, and a great deal more.
Under our U.S. constitutional system, the national government in Washington, D.C., is restricted to the exercise of specific, delegated powers having to do primarily with national defense, diplomacy, postal service, etc. The individual states reserved to themselves the vast majority of powers concerning criminal and civil law, commercial relations, contracts, business regulation, professional standards and licensing, etc. Each of our 50 states enacts its own laws and regulations governing these matters. TISA would strip those powers from state and local governments and transfer them to regional tribunals and the WTO.


Net and cell phone problems in yet another state.

What is wrong in this nation that there are so many areas without consistent communication?

Very odd.

Good News for Catholics

Miss this so much in this country. My favorite music...

Ladies Who Love Being Women

For those of us who enjoy being a woman and not a man,
this year is a great year for being feminine. God created us to be beautiful, to please nature with beauty, made in the image and likeness of God.

We are called to help men remember that beauty is more important than the utilitarian. God created us to praise him by being female. One does not have to look like "frump girl" in dresses or skirts.

Rejoice in being a woman today!

Weep World

On Hairdryers

I envy the fact that the nuns do not have to have their hair showing daily. I am a bit of a tomboy. I wash my hair and dry it with a hairdryer and forget about it all day long.

I am not one to go to the hair salon on a regular basis. I get, at most, three haircuts a year.

My mother tells me that when I was four, I would never let her brush my black, curly hair. Well, not much has changed except the color and less curl.

One of the interesting parts of spending part of the year in America and part in the EU is the switching of the hair dryers. Of course, US hair dryers do not work in America and American hair dryers do not work in the EU. One can buy various adapters for appliances and I have one for my computer. I use to carry around several adapters, learning the hard way that b and bs, hotels, motels, and friends do not usually have extra or one hair dryer. Why?

Women get their hair done in the EU and they get it dried in the shops. This is part of the culture in several countries.

Younger girls just let it stay wet and dry naturally, but as a well-trained female, I never go outside with wet hair. This idea of walking around with wet hair started in California, as a sign that one just left the beach. It seems silly in Dublin.

Hairdryers symbolize to me the simplicity of not buying into the culture of couture. But, I must admit, I admire the coiffures of my EU female friends who are my age or younger.

Women in the EU are not afraid to be feminine. In the past two years, dresses and skirts have made a huge comeback. Ladies look like women.

I wish American women would decide to look more feminine, even the tomboys who do not fuss with their hair.