Saturday, December 18, 2004

Friday, December 10, 2004

Mandatory Web quiz thingey

Well, here it is. Every blog has something like this, so here is mine.
It came from

You are most like
Frodo Baggins, Son of Drogo

With many acquaitenances, Frodo is deeply attached to a few people, like Bilbo, Aragorn, Gandalf, and Sam. His high ethics come out in his treatment of Gollum and Saruman. Frodo has pity on Gollum and believes that change can occur.

You have a strong personal morality. You are committed to relationships and their growth. You tend to be an idealist, believing the best of the world around you. Time alone is important and solitary activities refresh you. You have a tendency to introspection. While providing compassion and being considerate, you may have the tendency of being soft-hearted or even "too emotional" You like keeping your options open. Closure is probably not one of your strong suits.

The Orcs display the evil side of this personality with their lengthy torture methods.

Traits: Empathic, benevolent, looking to the future. On the dark side you could be sadistic.

In Latin

OK, here it is in Latin. I looked it up so I can get it right.

Deus in adjutorium meum intende.
Domine ad adjuvandum me festina.

It is the opening of Psalm 70.

More later.

Sunday, December 05, 2004

First post

Well, here goes. This is not going to be much, just a test. But still, I pray a blessing on whoever reads it. ... "Give them, God, some grace in their day.... Amen."

Why Adjutoriuim?
The word adjutorium is Latin. It is a form of a word meaning help. It is taken from one of the most popular prayers of our Celtic Catholic ancestors, a prayer which still is used by Christians:
Oh God, come to my assistance.
O Lord, make haste to help me.
If I weren't afraid of misspelling something terribly and looking like a fool, I would put it in the original Latin. But right now, all my books are in storage, so it will have to wait.

I chose the name Adjutorium for this blog for several reasons.
One, it is the title I have given to a form of "praying by hand" I have created using the "top 5" most popular prayers of the old Celtic monks and nuns. I want to promulgate this way of praying, since it has been so helpful to me and might be to others.
Two, I need God's help. Today. Always. I am forty-two years old and have figured out, at least in my better moments, that all that claptrap about needing God is not claptrap at all but simply the bare truth.
Three, I might, in some of my ramblings, be of some help to somebody else. That would make this all worth the effort.

The effort and the silliness. I am not at all convinced that I have anything to say in a blog. But I am willing to experiment. And one of my friends just started a blog (Poor Blogger), and I do not want to be outdone. After all, I am a priest and he is just a brother. And a poor one at that, by his own admission.

Enough for now.