Thursday, January 31, 2008

The Rosary in Germany ~~ Rosenkranz

Rosenkranz Gebet

Das Kreuzzeichen
In Namen des Vaters und des Sohnes und des Heiligen Geistes. Amen.

Das Apostolische Glaubensbekenntnis
Ich glaube an Gott, den Vater, den Allmächtigen, den Schöpfer des Himmels und der Erde, und an Jesus Christus, seinen eingeborenen Sohn, unsern Herrn, empfangen durch den Heiligen Geist, geboren von der Jungfrau Maria, gelitten unter Pontius Pilatus, gekreuzigt, gestorben und begraben, hinabgestiegen in das Reich des Todes, am dritten Tage auferstanden von den Toten, aufgefahren in den Himmel; er sitzt zur Rechten Gottes, des allmächtigen Vaters; von dort wird er kommen, zu richten die Lebenden und die Toten. Ich glaube an den Heiligen Geist, die heilige katholische Kirche, Gemeinschaft der Heiligen, Vergebung der Sünden, Auferstehung der Toten und das ewige Leben. Amen.

Das Gebet des Herrn
Vater unser im Himmel, Geheiligt werde dein Name. Dein Reich komme. Dein Wille geschehe, wie im Himmel so auf Erden. Unser tägliches Brot gib uns heute. Und vergib uns unsere Schuld, wie auch wir vergeben unsern Schuldigern. Und führe uns nicht in Versuchung sondern erlöse uns von dem Bösen. Denn dein ist das Reich und die Kraft und die Herrlichkeit in Ewigkeit. Amen.

Ave Maria
Gegrüßet seist du, Maria, voll der Gnade, der Herr ist mit dir. Du bist gebenedeit unter den Frauen, und gebenedeit ist die Frucht deines Leibes, Jesus. Heilige Maria, Mutter Gottes, bitte für uns Sünder jetzt und in der Stunde unseres Todes. Amen.

Ehre sei dem Vater
Ehre sei dem Vater und dem Sohn und dem Heiligen Geist, wie im Anfang, so auch jetzt und alle Zeit und in Ewigkeit. Amen.

O mein Jesus, verzeih uns unsere Sünden. Bewahre uns vor dem Feuer der Hölle und führe alle Seelen in den Himmel, besonders jene, die deiner Barmherzigkeit am meisten bedürfen. Amen.
Die Reihenfolge:

Das Kreuzzeichen
Das Apostolische Glaubensbekenntnis
Auf der großen Perle: Das Vater Unser

Auf den kleinen Perlen: Das Ave Maria wird dreimal gebetet, wobei nach dem Namen „Jesus“ jeweils ein Gebetswunsch eingefügt wird:
Jesus, der in uns den Glauben vermehre
Jesus, der in uns die Hoffnung stärke
Jesus, der in uns die Liebe entzünde

Auf der großen Perle: Ehre sei dem Vater
Auf den großen Perlen: jeweils ein Vater unser.
Auf den kleinen Perlen: 10 Mal ein Ave-Maria mit einem der 5 Geheimnisse des jeweiligen Rosenkranzes

Nach dem 10ten Ave: Ehre sei dem Vater und das Fatima-Gebet

Die freudenreichen Geheimnisse: (Montag und Samstag)
Jesus, den du, o Jungfrau, vom Heiligen Geist empfangen hast
Jesus, den du, o Jungfrau, zu Elisabeth getragen hast
Jesus, den du, o Jungfrau,(in Bethlehem) geboren hast
Jesus, den du, o Jungfrau, im Tempel aufgeopfert hast
Jesus, den du, o Jungfrau, im Tempel wieder gefunden hast

Die schmerzhaften Geheimnisse: (Dienstag und Freitag)
Jesus, der für uns Blut geschwitzt hat
Jesus, der für uns gegeißelt worden ist
Jesus, der für uns mit Dornen gekrönt worden ist
Jesus, der für uns das schwere Kreuz getragen hat
Jesus, der für uns gekreuzigt worden ist

Die glorreichen Geheimnisse: (Mittwoch und Sonntag)
Jesus, der von den Toten auferstanden ist
Jesus, der in den Himmel aufgefahren ist
Jesus, der uns den Heiligen Geist gesandt hat
Jesus, der dich, o Jungfrau, in den Himmel aufgenommen hat
Jesus, der dich, o Jungfrau im Himmel gekrönt hat

Die lichtreichen Geheimnisse: (Donnerstag)
Jesus, der von Johannes getauft worden ist
Jesus, der sich bei der Hochzeit in Kana offenbart hat
Jesus, der uns das Reich Gottes verkündet hat
Jesus, der auf dem Berg verklärt worden ist
Jesus, der uns die Eucharistie geschenkt hat

Salve Regina
Sei gegrüßt, o Königin, Mutter der Barmherzigkeit; unser Leben, unsere Wonne und unsere Hoffnung, sei gegrüßt! Zu dir rufen wir, verbannte Kinder Evas; zu dir seufzen wir trauernd und weinend in diesem Tal der Tränen. Wohlan denn, unsre Fürsprecherin, wende deine barmherzigen Augen uns zu, und nach diesem Elend zeige uns Jesus, die gebenedeite Frucht deines Leibes. O gütige, o milde, o süße Jungfrau Maria.

Bitte für uns, o heilige Gottesgebärerin, auf dass wir würdig werden der Verheißungen Christi.

Schließen mit dem Zeichen des Kreuzes.

Saint of the day

Today's Saint is Saint John Bosco. Here is a great link with a podcast with information about Saint John Bosco.

St. John Bosco

Christ’s love and our faith in that love should pervade everything we do—work, study, play.

—Saint of the Day

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

It is cold, really cold.

Yesterday and today have been the coldest two days (that I can remember) in my life. Daddy has had these two days off and we are not sure about tomorrow. Today it is -31°C with a windchill of -44°C. That is crazy! But this past weekend the weather was great. The kids were outside and having lots of fun. Here are some great photos of them playing. These pictures remind me of my own childhood back in Ontario.

Friday, January 25, 2008

You learn something new everyday.

Today after morning mass, I was approached and asked the names of my children. After I said "Noah, Maria and Owen," I appologized by naming my youngest son Owen. I know it isn't a typical Christian name, but that I really liked it and I admitted this. This man, being a British man, said to me, "Don't you know that there was a Saint Owen?" I said, "No." I was perplexed, but then he told me the story of St. Owen. In school, he told me that where he went to school they divided the school up into different houses and his house was "Owen House", just like in a fraternities they have houses. He went on to tell me that Saint Owen build hideaways for other Catholic priests and that when the armies came, they weren't found. He was later arrested, but never confessed as to where he built the hide-outs. Later, he was arrested again and was cruely tortured and ended up dying as a result. He is one of England's martyrs.

More information can be found here. You really do learn something new everyday.

Thursday, January 24, 2008

Noah made his first German buns.

I am very excited, not only did Noah make pasta for supper last night, but he also made some kaiser buns for lunch today. Noah has always taken an interest in cooking and baking. For those of you who don't know him, he is not the best eater. He is rather particular about what he eats. What a better way to learn about new foods or even to reinvent old ones than to prepare them with your own two hands. Noah was surprised how hard it is to knead dough. It always looks easy when mom does it. The finished product not only looked great, but tasted great, too! I really hope that Noah keeps up the good work. Sascha said, "Teach the kids to cook, I know how much you hate cooking." This is very true. It is not that I can't cook, I just don't like to. I would much rather bake, but that is not healthy nor wise. I guess Sascha is onto something. :o)

Noah making the dough.

Noah forming the rolls.

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

somos amigos

I have been slow at posting again. There always seems to be more important things to do. One of those things was writing a letter to our sponsored child in Bolivia. Her name is Abigail. Noah really wanted to include this picture with our letter. He wrote under the picture "somos amigos" which means "we are friends". I don't really know if the children understand completely why we are sponsoring her or why she needs to be sponsored, but they know that she is has a lot less than us. They are very compassionate and feel that she now belongs to our family. They hope to learn Spanish well enough to be able to write to her. I am trying to learn Spanish too, but don't have a plan or a program. I miss Adriana, a Mexican friend that I had many years ago in Germany. She tried to teach me Spanish, but then I had a child and she moved and then we lost touch. That is strange how things like that always seem to happen. We meet new people all the time and I often wonder what happened to so and so. Only God knows...

Monday, January 14, 2008

Meet Francis

This is Francis the newest addition to our family. He was named by Noah after his favourite saint, St. Francis of Assisi. Afterall, St. Francis loved animals and he would love our little Francis, too. Since we know that he is two months old, but not the exact birthdate, Noah chose one for him, too. The feast day of St. Martin of Tours, November 11th. Now Noah has to plan a miniature garden for our Mini-Rex and plant it and care for it, so that Francis gets his greens this summer. This is going to be a great learning experience for us all.

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Mia is trying to be like Mary the Blessed Mother

This week we have been talking a lot about our gifts to Jesus. The three Magi brought very extravagent gifts to give to the Christ child. The question that I posed to the children in light of our Catechism study this week is, "If you were present at the first Christmas, what would you give to Jesus?" Mia's promt answer, was "I don't have any Gold, what can I give him?" I asked her what it is that she can do really well and she answered, "I could sing for him the song 'Go to Sleep, My Little Brother'." I thought that that was such an appropriate song and asked her to draw a picture of herself singing to the baby Jesus. This is what she drew...

We have also been speaking about using Mary as an example for our daily lives and that because she was free of sin she is the perfect model for us as girls and women. She really loves Mary and this shows in the following work. She is trying to memorize the poem below and for printing practise she decided to write "I love Mary. Mary loves me." I simply love the picture she drew of herself and of the Blessed Mother. It was also her idea to change our picture from the Holy Family to a picture from her K4J Mary Memory of the Immaculate Heart of Mary.

Monday, January 7, 2008

January 7, 2008.

We are busy bees again after another bout of the stomach flu. This time Noah was the one who was struck. We have been taking turns since the middle of December and Noah was the last to get it.

Today we worked on a number of things and unfortunately, the writing assignment that I scanned has to be rescanned. So keep a look out for a snowman in the next couple of days. What I have to put online is a crazy poem we studied and a comic strip made by Noah. I did the printing with a pen and made a boo-boo. So it wasn't Noah's fault that "knocked" looks funny. I was distracted and doing too many things at once. How many of you know what I am talking about???

What else we have been doing:

Mia is learning the days of the week and has been colouring printouts from a really neat website I found on the weekend.

She is learning to add bundles and sticks up to 30 in her math book from Modern Curriculum Press.

We have been taking a look at the life and works of George Friederic Handel (1685-1759). So far we have read two books about Handle's life and works and have listened to "Water Music" which was composed for King George I of England.

Our Artist this term is Rembrandt. If you want to know which pictures we are looking at, please take a look at this link and scroll down to where you see "Rembrandt". There are links to the pictures we are studying.

Noah is going to learning more about Canada in the early 1600's. I will keep you updated.

We have a lot of great stuff planned. Keep coming back. Our next big project is to take a look at Jan Brett's "The Mitten". Jan Brett has a wonderful website with many great activities.

Wednesday, January 2, 2008

January 2, 2008

School is in full swing once again! Daddy is off to work again and we are back with our noses in the books. This week, although a shortened one, has been quite productive. I think this is due to taking such a long break in preparation for Christmas. :0) Whatever the case may be, I think a few of the things that Noah has been working on are definitely worth publishing.

Bruce and the Spider

This is the story of the King of Scotland who was defeated by England six times in succession. He fled before another British invasion took place. While in hiding, he watched a spider spinning her web. After six attempts to cast her thread to a nearby beam, she did not give up. Upon the seventh attempt, she was successful and completed her web. Bruce saw this and was quite impressed. He gathered up as many soldiers as he could and encouraged the Scotts to once again fight against the Britain. This time Bruce and his army were successful and one the battle and the King of England returned back home. Here is what Noah had to say about this story as written in James Baldwin's book "Fifty Famous Stories Retold"

In Canadian History, we spoke about De Monts and how he built Port Royal in 1605. Noah really enjoyed this story from "My First History of Canada" by Donalda Dickie. Here is what he learned... The text at the bottom was dictated by Noah.

And last but not least, I wanted to add a drawing that Noah made. He loves cars, trains, buses and all things that move on wheels or in the air. He really would like to be able to draw them all. We borrowed a book from the library to assist Noah in trying to draw these things with more accuracy. Here is the school bus he drew.

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