I really did not mean to offend anyone. I was speaking to the fact that one cannot count on, in this community, having what is necessary to hold liturgical services in the Traditional Latin form for everyday life. Should I die tomorrow there is no guarantee that I can be assured a traditional catholic funeral.....or that an upcoming wedding will not have to have a specific time to be finished and cleared out of the church to satisfy those who hold the keys....or that we will have Ash Wednesday mass next year, or Good Friday observance or the ability to catechize newcomers in a traditional way.
My comments were directed not only to those faithful pew dwellers to do what they can to promote the Traditional Latin Mass (filling the pews would constitute a greater power) but also to those in higher levels of influence to proclaim the right to our rite...and that we need not fear to simply express our love of God, Gospel and liturgy especially when His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI is our greatest advocate!
To those who hold greater power and influence, those who hold the reigns, those who gather to discuss and plan that what affects us all : What are you folks doing to claim this community's God given rights? Are we working to procure what is our spiritual nourishment on a regular schedule?...the kind of schedule we can count on and always depend on (especially after Summorum Pontificum), ...like even the wackiest of "Catholic" parishes have in this city? If you are not doing good, what good is your doing?
Local Artist to Exhibit at St. Clare Sunshine Room
By Lynda Beck
Diane Lincoln will exhibit 5 pieces of art in the St. Clare Sunshine Room, St. Anthony Catholic church, 258 Ohio, Wichita Kansas. This exquisite showing is up for view and/or purchase through mid-May 2010. 25 % of proceeds from sales will be donated back to the Church.
Diane Lincoln certainly one of the very best liturgical artists in the region and perhaps the whole country.
In 2001 when the Vatican exhibited frescoes at Texas Tech in Lubbock, Diane was one of 2 American artists asked to participate in the exhibition. That is beyond honor!
Diane is a 1966 graduate of Mount Carmel Academy. She then spent two years at Avila University, KC, MO, went on to receive her B.A.E. from the University of Kansas, an MFA from Wichita State, and did post-grad research in Dubrovnik, Croatia. She retired Dec. 2009 as Professor in the School of Art and Design at Wichita State where she was program director of Decorative and Ornamental Painting and Design, and also Asst. Prof. in Drawing and Painting from 1988-2009. From 1991-1998 she also served as Assistant Professor at Newman U where she taught Theology and the Visual Arts, Art and Christianity, in addition to Drawing, Painting, and Design.
Her professional memberships, boards of direction, awards, honors, publications, lecture presentations, and commissions are too numerous to mention.
Local Artist Named Curator of Art
St. Anthony, St. Clare Sunshine Room
She has hit the ground running and is already planning for the future . "After the Easter season I plan on bringing in a variety of works with no particular theme. However I do have a Marion exhibit planned for late Aug (all things Mary) to be in place to honor the Blessed Virgin when her birthday is celebrated in the Church in early September."
Lynda Beck is also an artist and has exhibited in the Sunshine Room previousely and has been featured in Venite Missa Est!, Post #80: Iconography:The Art of Lynda Beck.
Kudos to all involved, the parish council, the artists and Ms. Beck. What a wonderful contribution this is to the community.
- Question: Who ran the Catholic Church after John Paul II died and before Benedict XVI was elected?
- Answer:During an interregnum (Latin: "between reigns"), the day-to-day business of the Church is administered by the cardinal camerlengo (chamberlain). The camerlengo during the interregnum of 2005 was Eduardo Cardinal Martinez Somalo. The camerlengo does not make any decisions that are not of immediate necessity to the administration of the Church. Any decision that is not urgent to the running of the Church is postponed until a new pope is elected.
- Question: Where did the chapter and verse numbers of the Bible originate? Were they in the original manuscripts?
- Answer: The chapters of the Bible are usually credited to a 13th-century British scholar named Stephen Langton, who eventually became the Catholic archbishop of Canterbury. Langton is better known for his involvement in the conflict over the creation of the Magna Carta. The verses of the Bible are generally credited to a sixteenth-century French printer named Robert Estienne (better known as Stephanus, the Latinized version of his surname).
Pronunciation Guide for Plants
Gardeners intimidated about pronouncing Latin names.
Submitted by Anne Calovich
Gardeners often lament that they feel intimidated about pronouncing the Latin names of plants. If you've avoided calling black snakeroot Cimicifuga racemosa because you didn't want to tie your tongue in knots, you're not alone. So we've decided to add a department to Fine Gardening that lists the pronunciation of all the Latin names mentioned in that issue. This online version (click here) adds the benefit of being able to listen to the Latin pronunciation of some of those plants as well as to read it.
Keep in mind that pronunciation of words in any language is not always a hard-and-fast matter. As the popular song goes: "You say to-may-to, I say to-mah-to..." So enjoy broadening your Latin vocabulary and remember, if you can't remember the preferred pronunciation of a plant name, just say a chosen interpretation with conviction.
The list below includes selected plant names from Fine Gardening #92 (July/August 2003) through the current issue, as well as names from Great Plants, Plant Combinations, and Plant Combinations Volume 2.
Annie Calovich writes for the Wichita Eagle
The chapel takes its name from Pope Sixtus IV, who restored the old Cappella Magna between 1477 and 1480. During this period a team of painters that included Pietro Perugino, Sandro Botticelli and Domenico Ghirlandaio created a series of frescoed panels depicting the life of Moses and the life of Christ, offset by papal portraits above and trompe l’oeil drapery below. These paintings were completed in 1482, and on August 15, 1483, Sixtus IV consecrated the first mass in honor of Our Lady of the Assumption.
Since the time of Sixtus IV, the chapel has served as a place of both religious and functionary papal activity. Today it is the site of the Papal conclave, the process by which a new Pope is selected.
The virtual tour of the Sistine Chapel, a joint project of Villanova University and the Vatican, has been launched on the Vatican Web site.