Linking up with Fine Linen & Purple with WIWS and Grace for her inaugural Sunday Best. You should, too.
Mass today was just beautiful at the Basilica for the feast day. The choir sang Panis Angelicus (which was also sung at our wedding! Chris didn't remember that. Goof.), and Fr. Dailey's homilies are just always so on point and riveting. Ryan's behavior was better than normal although not as good as last week's. We were in the pew for the majority of the Mass although Kate can tell you that there were quite a lot of "Baby!" notifications in the form of a yell. Ryan and Fr. Dailey must have gotten together before Mass to plan Ryan's behavior during the homily. Father read this excerpt from a letter Tolkien wrote to his sons about the Eucharist:
"The only cure for sagging of fainting faith in Communion. Though always Itself, perfect and complete and involate, the Blessed Sacrament does not operate completely and once for all in any of us. Like the act of Faith it must be continuous and grow by exercise. Frequency is of the highest effect. Seven times a week is more nourishing than seven times at intervals. Also, I can recommend this as an exercise (alas! only too easy to find opportunity for): make your communion in circumstances that affront your taste. Choose a snuffling or gabbling priest or a proud and vulgar friar; and a church full of the usual bourgeois crowd, ill-behaved children..."
Right as Father said, "Ill-behaved children," Ryan was in the middle of a trying the twist under the pew move all while shrieking. So there you go, fellow Basilica Mass goers of today! We helped you follow JRR Tolkien's advice.
After Mass, we saw Ryan Gosling II, this time in cuter form as we found much younger goslings than last week.
And now for my Sunday Best and Ryan's not-so-best:
|Dress: Polo Ralph Lauren Outlet. Shoes: JCPenney, mega-clearance!|
The rest of Sunday was lovely because I got to spend the early afternoon with the ladies from Be Merry, Kate and Fabrics and Fun at a BBQ here in town. Thank you again, and thank you, Monica, for letting me crash the party!
THEN I got to come home and watch my brothers-in-law play rugby on NBC for the USA Sevens Collegiate Championship. An NBC Sports reporter interviewed my father-in-law since he had two sons playing, and when Ryan saw him on the TV he said, "Papa!" and, "Patr!" for Patrick, my other brother-in-law who was sitting next to my father-in-law. Well done to David and the rest of the ND rugby team, and congratulations to Brad, National Champion!!!
I hope you had a wonderful Sunday. Head on over to visit FLAP and Grace, pretty please.