lunes, abril 04, 2005

More Incoherence

Had interesting day today. Ish.

Mum took Nico and I out for a shopping spree! Way, way fun. Of course, Nico had the most number of purchases. Well, what's new?

He bought several t-shirts and sando, plus two shorts, one for house, and one for going out. And he also bought a toy. Erlack.

Me, on the other hand, bought three sets of pajamas. I don't know why. I admit I could use a few more tops and a few more jeans, but I bought pajamas. All in color blue! Reminds me of Ate J- lol! I'm wearing my favorite one right now. It's HOT, dark, dark blue silk tank top and matching pants. Very, very comfy.

Ate at Greenwich. Oh, just lasagna and a few garlic sticks. Of course, Nico ate McDo. Well, duh. That was late afternoon, and it's midnight now, so I'm totally hungry!

Didn't realize it until now, but my shoulders totally hurt!! It's sunburnt. Thank goodness that's the only part of me sunburnt, everything else is a-okay. I like my tan now, actually. Except that my face looks like a package of bleach sat on it, it's whiter than the rest of my body! Erlack. I mean, when people would look at my face, they'd say I'm not tan, then they look at my shoulders and they go, "Oh.." Darn.

But I enjoyed the outing. Totally. It's nice to go and swim and swim the whole day.

My stomach, aside from being hungry, is also tied up in knots. Today (Well, it's past 12, aight?) is card-getting day, and I'm uber nervous *shudder*. What if I'd have to take summer classes in Math?! Noo! What happened to Science and to History? My personality grade (if there's such a thing)? Maybe Miss Navaja pulled that down because I argued with her. Hahaha. Yikes. But I know I did my best, so I shouldn't worry too much. I think.

I'm really sad that the Pope died already. I know, I'm not super religious, but I do pray a lot. And I love the Pope. He's the only Pope I've grown to know, too. I know I should be happy because he's suffering no more, but I feel sad about it. Let's all pray for him. This is a special prayer for him.

OREMUS (let us pray)

Blessed are you, Father,
who, in your infinite love,
gave us your only-begotten Son.
By the power of the Holy Spirit he became incarnate
in the spotless womb of the Virgin Mary
and was born in Bethlehem

He became our companion on life's path
and gave new meaning to our history,
the journey we make together
in toil and suffering,
in faithfulness and love,
towards the new heaven and the new earth
where You, once death has been vanquished, will be all
in all.

Praise and glory to You, Most Holy Trinity,
you alone are God most high!

By your grace, O Father, the Jubilee Year began a new
millennium, a time of deep purification and conversion
wherein you invited the Church and the entire human
race to return to you in and through your Son Jesus
Christ. In such a wonderful way you have given us the
gift of Pope John Paul II, in this significant moment
in the history of the Church and the world, to teach,
pastor and lead us into this millennium.

We now pray for your servant, Pope John Paul II who
has faithfully and tirelessly proclaimed in word and
deed the Good News of Jesus Christ. As he enters the
"autumn" of his wonderful service, Lord, hold Him
close to your heart; heal and comfort him, let Him
know your deep, intimate presence as He continues to
pour himself out for you and, in your Son, for the
sake of the world.

May we truly encounter, as he prayed in the Jubilee,
a time of reconciliation between people,
and of peace restored among nations,
a time when swords are beaten into ploughshares
and the clash of arms gives way to songs of peace.

Father, grant great favor to our beloved Pope,
so docile to the voice of the Spirit,
faithful to the way of Christ,
diligent in listening to your Word
and in leading so many to the wellsprings of grace.

Praise and glory to You, Most Holy Trinity,
you alone are God most high!

Father, by the power of the Spirit,
strengthen the Church's commitment to the new
evangelization Pope John Paul has proclaimed and guide
our steps along the pathways of the world,
to proclaim Christ by our lives,
and to direct our earthly pilgrimage
towards the City of heavenly light as he has both
taught and demonstrated through his own holy life,
extraordinary teaching and prophetic invitation.

May Christ's followers show forth their love
for the poor and the oppressed;
may they be one with those in need
and abound in works of mercy;
may they be compassionate towards all,
that they themselves may obtain indulgence and
forgiveness from you.

Praise and glory to You, Most holy Trinity,
you alone are God most high!

Father, grant that your Son's disciples,
purified in memory
and acknowledging their failings,
may be one, that the world may believe.
May dialogue between the followers of the great
religions expand, and may all people discover the joy
of being your children.

May the intercession of Mary, Mother of your faithful
people, the one to whom this Pope consecrated himself,
his fruitful service and the entire Church and world,
in union with the prayers of the Apostles, the
Christian martyrs, and the righteous of every people
and every age, bring comfort, healing, mercy and
consolation to your son, John Paul II and make this
millennium a time of renewed hope and of joy in the
Spirit for each of us and for the whole Church.

Praise and glory to You, Most Holy Trinity,
you alone are God most high!

To you, Almighty Father, Creator of the universe and
of mankind, through Christ, the Living One, Lord of
time and history, in the Spirit who makes all things
holy, be praise and honor and glory now and forever.

Amen


John Paul II Fund:
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that young Pope, filled with hope, proclaiming "Be Not
Afraid!" on that historic day in October, 1978. The
whole world fell in love with him. He was in the
springtime of his ministry. The world was watered by
the spring rains that flowed from his walk with the
Lord and in the Holy Spirit and the Church awakened to
the promise of his pontificate.

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