Monday, September 17, 2007

B.R.A meme, Are you Thinking What I am Thinking?

Okay, so I will have to admit that when my friend and alumnus of my Gradual School Paul sent me a comment saying he was going to "hit me with the BRA meme" my first thought was does his wife know that he plays with bras. Maybe I am tired, or maybe The Christian Faith in the Doctrinal Documents of the Catholic Church which I have been perusing today to see what I can use in my essays has finally pushed me over the edge.

I am honored that he has chosen to put me in the company of the other bloggers he wrote about, even if he did get a few details wrong (I live in south central Indiana, not northern, and I am actually an MA candidate not an MTS)

That being said, and really needing something to distract me after an entire day with Neuner and Dupuis (see above) I will gladly play along.

Here are the rules:

1. Copy these rules.

2. Reflect on five bloggers and write a least a paragraph about each one.

3. Make sure you link to this post so others can read it and the rules.

4. Leave your chosen bloggers a comment to let them know they've been given the award.

5. Put the award icon on your site

In no particular order I will reflect on:

Adoro te devote I came across this blog through a fortuitous link from another blog. I have been a loyal reader ever since that first visit. With deeply personal reflections on work, life and pets, she is a real inspiration to me. She is just beginning her Masters work as I am ending mine albeit at different Gradual Schools. I wish her much luck and encouragement on her journey.

Ironic Catholic My week would not be complete without a stop at this wonderful blog that is part religious truth part total LOL funny sarcasm. I have been a loyal reader for a long time now and am in awe of her wit and wisdom. If you haven't read her 100 Ironic reasons to be Catholic (in groups of ten) it is worth an afternoon of checking her archives.

. . .And I Let Myself be Duped is the blog of Mark Mossa SJ, a Jesuit Scholastic who has been chronicling his life and studies for the priesthood. I count Mark as a very dear friend that I have never actually met in person; but hope to someday. He has always had a word of encouragement or some other helpful tidbit (like the paper on Substance he sent me when I was suffering through taking my first ever philosophy class was like a lifeline in a very stormy sea.

Martha Martha is another of my earliest finds in the Blogosphere. Penni is so openly honest about her joys and struggles with her faith that she reminds me that we are all still "working out our salvation with fear and trembling.: She has possibly the most visually stunning site of anyone I know on the Internet. A few months of reading her posts is like an adult education class in Art Appreciation. Not to mention all of the scripture and inspirational posts she includes.

And finally but in no way least:

Maior autem his est caritas is the blog of Gashwin Gomes (not his real name). This is a gentleman who was raised in India but is currently a resident of the American South. Of late his blog has been an amazing travelogue that makes my head spin (me who has never left the North American Continent save a three month diversion in Hawaii at 13). He has chronicled the illness and death of his father in a way that is deeply moving. Not only is he one of my regular reads, he is in my daily prayers.

Five is entirely too few choices for this kind of award, but I will leave all my other blogger pals to the mercy of God.

I hope you enjoy these blogs especially if you haven't ever visited them.



Gashwin said...

Wow. I really appreciate the prayers, Maggie.

Just one thing -- I left the South (again) a few weeks back and am back in the Paulist Novitiate.

Yes, my travels, especially this year, have made ME dizzy. And they're not over by far -- the Paulist Road Trip is under way!

It will be fun doing a BRA meme for a seminarian's blog :) I'll get to it one of these days.

I need those prayers, so keep 'em coming!

~m2~ said...

(((meg))) thank you so much, dear one! and here, i thought i aggravated you more than anything else ;)

i am starting my new position today so i will get to this meme this weekend. thank you so much for the kind words, they are appreciated (as is your prayerful support...)

The Ironic Catholic said...

Maggie, that's very sweet and too kind. Thanks for the compliment. And I too will get to the meme, probably this weekend....

Adoro te Devote said...

Wow, thank you! I am behind in everything...with class this weekend, but I will get to this.

Must think of wonderful bloggers! (There are so many!)