what is a litany
1) Our Lady, the Virgin Mary (2) The Angels (3) Patriarchs and Prophets including St John the Baptist, and always concluding with Our Lady's spouse, Saint Joseph) (4) The Apostles and Disciples of the Lord (5) Martyrs (6) Bishops and Doctors of the Church (7) Priests and Religious (8) Laity

female: 8 + "virgins and widows" who are canonized (?) (Mary is mentioned 3x, as Mary, Mother of God, and Virgin of Virgins. I am inclined to believe that this is NOT the same as the trinity) + maybe a pick up prophet or two
male: 45 + "monks and hermits" who are canonized, and two of the members of the trinity (I am not counting the separate invocation of the trinity "members") + patriarchs and maybe most of the prophets > the gospel writers and apostles really up this count
?: 1 + Angels and Archangels, blessed spirits <

V. Omnes sancti Apóstoli et Evangelistæ.V. All ye holy Apostles and Evangelists.
R. Orate pro nobis.R. Pray for us.
V. Omnes sancti Discípuli Dómini.V. All ye holy Disciples of the Lord.

V. Omnes sancti Innocéntes.V. All ye Holy Innocents.
R. Orate pro nobis.R. Pray for us.

V. All ye holy Martyrs.
R. Orate pro nobis.R. Pray for us.

V. Omnes sancti Pontifices et Confessores.V. All ye holy Bishops and Confessors.
R. Orate pro nobis.R. Pray for us.
V. Omnes sancti Doctores.V. All ye holy Doctors.

V. Omnes sancti Sacerdótes et Levitæ.V. All ye holy Priests and Levites.
R. Orate pro nobis.R. Pray for us.
V. Omnes sancti Monachi et Eremitæ.V. All ye holy Monks and Hermits.

V. All ye holy Virgins and Widows.
dunno, but says it is "illicit" to invoke names of those not canonized... so who are these virgins and widows?
This assortment of prayer cards comes with five separate prayers. The prayer's include: Psalm 23, Prayer for Serenity, Safely Home, Make me an Instrument, and Footprints.

Safely Home

I am home in heaven, dear ones;
Oh so happy and so bright!
There is perfect joy and beauty
In this everlasting light.

All the pain and grief is over,
Every restless tossing passed;
I am now at peace forever,
Safely home in heaven at last.

Did you wonder how I so calmly
Trod the valley of the shade?
Oh, but Jesus' love illumined
Every dark and fearful glade.

And he came himself to meet me
In that way so hard to tread;
And with Jesus' arm to lean on,
Could I have one doubt or dread?

Then you must not grieve so sorely,
For I love you dearly still;
Try to look beyond earth's shadows,
Pray to trust our Father's will.

There is work still waiting for you,
So you must not idly stand;
Do it now, while life remains,
You shall rest in Jesus' land.

When that work is all completed,
He will gently call you home;
Oh, the rapture of that meeting,
Oh, the joy to see you come!

Prayer of St. Francis (approx 1912, french)

Seigneur, faites de moi un instrument de votre paix.
Là où il y a de la haine, que je mette l'amour.
Là où il y a l'offense, que je mette le pardon.
Là où il y a la discorde, que je mette l'union.
Là où il y a l'erreur, que je mette la vérité.
Là où il y a le doute, que je mette la foi.
Là où il y a le désespoir, que je mette l'espérance.
Là où il y a les ténèbres, que je mette votre lumière.
Là où il y a la tristesse, que je mette la joie.
Ô Maître, que je ne cherche pas tant à être consolé qu'à consoler,
à être compris qu'à comprendre,
à être aimé qu'à aimer,
car c'est en donnant qu'on reçoit,
c'est en s'oubliant qu'on trouve, c'est en pardonnant qu'on est pardonné,
c'est en mourant qu'on ressuscite à l'éternelle vie.

thinking about a project -- not post card poetry -- but loosely inspired by the CFW in Texas for Day of the Dead

about mass cards

have been reminded of what I had forgotten about LOCKET, that the image of the sacred heart and the diamond neon in jewelry stores is similar

and both indicated in my little baby heart locket with rays around its tiny diamond that was the inspiration for the title



Celebrate the end of summer with the quarterly FLUX Screening Series at the Hammer Museum, which showcases innovative short films, music videos, filmmaker retrospectives and performances. The September 15th program will feature acclaimed visual artist Miwa Matreyek, who will give a free, live performance of the continuation of her Myth and Infrastructure series. Matreyek premiered this multimedia piece at the TED Conference in Oxford this past July, impressing critics and attendees with her masterful artistry as she used her shadow to interact with her projected animation. Flux will also premiere short films Crooked Arms by Brett Simon and Loved on Land, Hated on Water by Vincent Haycock. Directors Tom Kuntz, Skinny and Daniels will be on hand to speak about their videos for MGMT, Cee-Lo and The Hundred in the Hands, respectively. The Hammer Cafe and Bar will be open all night, as guests enjoy a pre-screening reception and after-party in the courtyard. This event is free and open to the public.

ALL HAMMER PUBLIC PROGRAMS ARE FREE. Tickets are required, and are available at the Billy Wilder Theater Box Office one hour prior to start time. Limit one ticket per person on a first come, first served basis. Hammer members receive priority seating, subject to availability. Reservations not accepted, RSVPs not required.

Parking is available under the museum for $3 after 6:00pm.


September 26 (Sunday), West Hollywood Book Fair

Poetry / Hybrid Stage

Performance: JOY THEATRE
The Teen Stage
Improv by teens!

Performance: THE UNNAMABLE
The Theatre Stage
Presented by the Nom de Guerre Theatre Company; and adapted by Jeff G. Rack
Based on the story by H.P. Lovecraft

Poetry / Hybrid Stage


this is from the so called "best bookstore in LA" which is around the corner from where I live -- and one of the reasons my husband and I moved to that neighborhood.

BTW, they never shelved the consigned books.

Hi Catherine,

We are currently reevaluating and streamlining our poetry section, and unfortunately at this time must return to you the 7 titles you dropped off last year. I am putting them on hold behind the front counter, under your name, and you can come by and pick them up anytime in the next 30 days. After those 30 days the books will be donated or recycled.


Justin Jasper, Manager, Skylight 1814
Skylight Books
1818 N.Vermont Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90027