Top Five Faith Favorites #alliteration

It’s Sunday, so that makes this appropriate!

Here’s what I’m digging about theology this week:

The divine praises (adoration is like the best, y’all):

(This video is pretty long. The Divine Praises start about 3:39. While you’re watching the first part, here’s some non-Catholic thoughts:

  • Tantum Ergo Sacramentum (the first part) is worth a listen. At SJU we sing it in Latin, which I am a huge fan of. 
  • I have always loved the old wisdom and beauty of the catholic church; isn’t it just a little bit cool to think you’re singing the words that have been chanted since at least St. Thomas Aquinas?
  • Why does the priest have to wear a scarf to hold the monstrance? I have actually asked priests this and I still do not understand.)

That there’s a feast called the Chair of Peter.

Excerpt of an email from Franciscan Media (click for link)

Excerpt of an email from Franciscan Media (click for link)

You know your organization has been around for a long time when you start celebrating the furniture.

This Buzzfeed quiz on which apostle you are.

The basilica of St. Francis (Assisi, Italy)

The basilica of St. Francis (Assisi, Italy)

That moment when you are about to take a practice GRE so you quickly look up the patron saint of exams (Joseph of Cuptertino, for all you college kids out there).

St. Thomas More Church

St. Thomas More Church

The opportunity to worship with my community multiple times each day is (to my surprise) one of my favorite things about SJU!

  • Katharine

    Liv, What am I missing? Where do I click to get to the video? This might be an “age” thing!

    • Katharine

      Ok I have it now, Maybe it was there all along and I missed it. Let me add that in my early years the entire Mass was said in Latin and many hymns were sung in Latin. I had it all memorized. It was difficult for me when the language of the Mass was changed to English. I felt and still feel that a lot of the reverence was lost in translation. It’s still the “age” thing!!! Glad you had a chance to go to Buffalo.

      • Liv

        glad you found it! i’ve always (since i was about twelve. ask my mother.) wanted to go to a latin mass, but it hasn’t happened yet.

  • http://www.blog.theregularguynyc.com Phil

    St John’s is one of the best colleges out there. So cool.

    • Liv

      thanks phil! the faith community is just one of the many reasons i love it here.

  • http://www.frugalteer.com Jeanie Erwin @ Frugalteer

    I am SOOOOO enjoying your blog! And totally agree.. adoration is the best! Keep blogging and I will keep sharing!

    • Liv

      hi jeanie! thanks for the comment. excited to get to know all you blogelina ladies over the next few weeks! :)