*In a Nut Shell

The Rosary

We have been working with the girls on praying the rosary rather than just sitting there and listening to Lowell and I pray it each night. They both know how to bless themselves In the name of The Father, and of The Son, and of The Holy Spirit, and know when to say Amen and Jesus. We make little tiny baby steps of progress every night, but last night was just too much.

I started out with having Faith repeat after me, small portions at a time, the Holy Mary part to the Hail Mary.

Holy Mary…
Howy Minnie..
Mother of God…
Momma uh Bob…
Pray for us sinners…
Pay fuh-uh sinnuh…
Now and at the hour…
Now and ow-uh…
Of our death. Amen…
Uf ah debt. AAAAAAmen!!!

Alrighty! So, that wasn’t too bad. People often mistake God for Bob, right? Then, Lowell tried working with the Hail Mary part.

Hail Mary…
Haiw Minnie…
Full of grace…
Fu-uh drace…
The Lord is with Thee…
Bwessd poot dy wome Jesus!
No, the Lord is with Thee…
Word wit-dee…
Blessed art Thou…
Dy wome Jesus!
No, blessed art Thou…
Bwess-are-dow…
Among women…
Uh-mun woMAN…
And, blessed is the fruit of Thy womb, Jesus…
Bwessd poot dy wome Jesus!

Not bad. I was pretty impressed she could say “woman” and couldn’t help but laugh at her saying “poot” for fruit. She kind of reminded me of my siblings when they were learning to pray the words of the Hail Mary. They always wanted to skip the whole middle part and jump to “Thy womb Jesus.” It must be fun to say because it rolls off the tongue so easy?

After the rosary and all our extra prayers, we call for the intercession of certain saints to pray for us. Both girls get very involved with this part. And, we start that with repeating, three times, while striking our breasts:

Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, have mercy on us!
Immaculate Heart of Mary, pray for us! 
Imman Hawt Minnie, pay-fuh-us!
princess!
St. Joseph, pray for us!
Say Jopesuph, pay-fuh-us!
princess!
St. Felicity, pray for us!
Sane tee-tee, pay-fuh-us!
princess!
St. George, pray for us!
Sane Georgie, pay-fuh-us!
Geoge! Princess! 

I’m thinking that with the prayers of our children, we won’t have to pay for anything ever again, unless the heavenly hosts are insulted by being called princesses. ;)

We hope you have a beautiful Holy Week. God bless you!

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