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That's another cue-tone!
(And it's not even the "witching hour" - that is, xx:28 or xx:58 for television...)
And so we interrupt our usual blogg-writing for
*** A BLOGG COMMERCIAL ***
Hey bloggist! Has all your blogg-reading - and writing - left you feeling tired and irritable? Why not...
(Ahem! Wrong script, just like last time... hee hee. Let's try this again.)
Attention, nephews and nieces of Aunt Frances and Uncle Gilbert! We're at war. But you knew that already. Ever since the Fall. And I don't mean autumn!
Yes, ever since the Serpent did his dirty work back in the Garden, we've been at war. It was succinctly put in one of Chesterton's most important lines:
"The issue is now quite clear. It is between light and darkness andI sincerely hope you've all chosen the side of Light, and are fighting hard. But the battle is fierce, and we tire easily, and get bored, and distracted....
every one must choose his side."
[Maisie Ward, Gilbert Keith Chesterton 650]
However! There's a guy I know - he's a really hard worker - who is known as the "Terror of Demons"... You probably already know (and love) his wife - a humble Jewish Mother - and her Son. Yeah - you guessed it - I mean St. Joseph.
Well, it's time to do something practical. Like I said, there's this war. And there are people who need regular employment, and others who need stability, or new homes, or peace in their families... all kinds of things. I am sure you know of lots of people in such situations, or other difficulties...
So, starting tomorrow, March 11, for nine days, you can do the most practical thing to assist (you know - it's subsidiarity!) with all these various needs - by simply joining with your host, Dr. Thursday, in saying a rosary in honor of St. Joseph, asking him (1) to squash the infernal pests who attack us, and (2) to assist with all our needs, especially those which deal with employment and with families.
That's it. No coupon to clip. No form to fill out. You don't even have to double-click. And no credit card bill either! You can't beat that price anywhere else!
But now I gotta read the fine print: Please note - you need not post a comment in order to join. That's between you and God. I would have preferred not to have to post this at all - but even an occasional commercial break has its uses in the Divine Economy. (Oh, you don't think so? Just wait... you'll see.)
Don't forget - it's just nine days - synchronize your calendars... get practical...
We now return you to our regularly scheduled posting...
I have forgotten that, because this year March 19 falls on a Sunday, the feast day is transferred to Monday, March 20. (You know, it's so tech-cool - St. Joe is so important, his feast day cannot be suppressed, even by Sunday... not even by Holy Week! Really cool.)
So that means this year the novena will start on Sunday March 12. Please join us.
As an added feature, I will offer my intentions at daily Mass for all bloggers who join - remember, you need not post to join. (God's network takes care of all underlying protocols, and most efficiently, too.)