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Re: Bought anything interesting lately?
« Reply #1995 on: December 29, 2018, 10:28:51 PM »
The boys are really liking their mini-picnic table. They seem to do much better during meals vs the booster seats. Collapses flat, so we can take it places too.


my siblings and i had something like that when we were kids
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Re: Bought anything interesting lately?
« Reply #1996 on: December 30, 2018, 08:19:40 PM »
Another Napoleonic era hand missal, similar in that P Keating, Brown & Co. published both, albeit moving from 37 to 38 Duke St, Grosvenor Square, Psalm XIX for the King, a prayer for 'George our King, Charlotte our Queen, and the royal issue' after Communion, although the earlier one is more strident in prayers for the army and people 'committed to his care' (so no ambiguity in the service of the Jacobites), Five Points or Resolutions on the last page, propers mostly in translation only (but the St Joseph Daily Missal of the sixties had the same policy too) but there are some differences like the 1806 missal having a more archaic look with f for s, the 1815 having a Jesuit symbol on its cover. Also Go Pro Hero 7 action camera for bicycle and as dash cam, but the battery capacity is barely sufficient for a trip to the shops, let alone a long journey.
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Re: Bought anything interesting lately?
« Reply #1997 on: December 30, 2018, 08:30:35 PM »
Wasn't Catholicism still forbidden in Great Britain until 1830? If so, who would be using it? Fascinating nonetheless.

Maybe you can use the camera for trips to the refrigerator.
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Re: Bought anything interesting lately?
« Reply #1998 on: January 02, 2019, 01:53:22 PM »
Wasn't Catholicism still forbidden in Great Britain until 1830? If so, who would be using it? Fascinating nonetheless.

Maybe you can use the camera for trips to the refrigerator.

No it wasn't forbidden, but from Henry VIII's attempt at Catholicism without the Pope or various devotions which annoyed him until Catholic Emancipation there were a great many legal disabilities, enforced with varying levels of strictness, Penal Laws, sometimes death for priests from abroad, or for instance fines for not attending 'Divine Service' or restrictions on inheritance. For instance Bishop Challoner (1691–1781) revised the the very literally translated Douay-Rheims of Fr Gregory Martin SJ, while in England, although there were the savage Gordon Riots when the Catholic Relief Act was passed in 1778 (this lifted the threat of long imprisonment or even worse for Catholic priests). The Dukes of Norfolk were usually Catholic and remained premier peers of the realm. Catholicism largely seemed to survive with a body of believers who were either very poor, sometimes Irish migrants or Highland Scots and a number of aristocratic families whose chapels provide places of Catholic worship in times of stricter enforcement of the law.
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Re: Bought anything interesting lately?
« Reply #1999 on: January 20, 2019, 11:54:50 AM »
Bought a carry-on for my upcoming trip to Monterey (after the shutdown is over- there's no way I'd fly right now). Carry-on is by Piel leather and looks fantastic. It's not here yet, but I have a backpack by them and am impressed with the workmanship.
 
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Re: Bought anything interesting lately?
« Reply #2002 on: January 23, 2019, 08:45:11 PM »
I got a French press!

(I should have posted this in the Coffee Pot)

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yes, but did you pay $1.00 for it?!?!?!  I got one a few weeks ago for ONE DOLLAR! at our local discount store.  I bought the thing simply because it cost a dollar.   I would've been a fool not to  ;D 

I also got 4 new maxi skirts, originally priced at $60, for $1.20 each, plus a Gap flannel nightgown for $1.00 at the same discount store   8) :cheeseheadbeer:  That was a good shopping day!
 
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Re: Bought anything interesting lately?
« Reply #2003 on: January 29, 2019, 10:39:41 AM »
New bedding for staging the house in the Spring. JCPenney is having a huge sale right now.  :P



It's a full-size, so it'll hang over the sides quite a bit, since I have a twin, but I think it'll be all right.
 
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Re: Bought anything interesting lately?
« Reply #2004 on: January 29, 2019, 08:30:34 PM »
Just won an auction for the 1947 Benziger Brothers 3 volume set of St. Thomas Aquinas' Summa Theologica for a final price of $67 dollars, and it's in great shape!

I had a set before, but gave it to one of my groomsmen as a gift since he gifted his set to his cellmate in prison when he got out (long story).

ETA: Might one call this... a straw purchase?

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Re: Bought anything interesting lately?
« Reply #2005 on: January 29, 2019, 10:41:10 PM »
Just won an auction for the 1947 Benziger Brothers 3 volume set of St. Thomas Aquinas' Summa Theologica for a final price of $67 dollars, and it's in great shape!

I had a set before, but gave it to one of my groomsmen as a gift since he gifted his set to his cellmate in prison when he got out (long story).

ETA: Might one call this... a straw purchase?


I'll have to remember this story! I'm glad to see you are spreading St. Thomas around  :).  I thought at first you were talking about St. Thomas saying his works seemed as straw, after he had his vision. Then I looked up "straw purchase". (Perhaps you had both of these things in mind? Or maybe not)
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Re: Bought anything interesting lately?
« Reply #2006 on: January 29, 2019, 11:29:50 PM »
Was using the phrase straw purchase in reference to St. Thomas’ vision.

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Re: Bought anything interesting lately?
« Reply #2007 on: January 30, 2019, 12:34:21 PM »
Was using the phrase straw purchase in reference to St. Thomas’ vision.

There is more straw there than just St. Thomas' vision.  The first university professors were called "straw men" because(I think) they used straw bales for the students to sit on as a result of the university's humble beginnings.  If only we could say the same about those who were educated in them; the university turned out to be anything but humble.

https://historyofphilosophy.net/medieval-universities
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Re: Bought anything interesting lately?
« Reply #2008 on: February 01, 2019, 05:08:10 PM »
Out of curiosity I bought Fraternité Notre Dame's small missal. It didn't cost too much and it was curious to see a sedevacantist publication which quoted Benedict XVI and had prayers related to the Conciliar saint Faustina and its seminal devotion Divine Mercy (I know of its Polish pre-Conciliar origins but it seems to be used these days as a way to displace the Rosary and Sr Faustina's work is problematic). Now it might lacks the gilt edged missal paper and engravings of a 1930 St Anthony's Treasury but they do good work and it shows sedes are a broad church, so to speak.
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Re: Bought anything interesting lately?
« Reply #2009 on: February 01, 2019, 07:28:03 PM »
Thanks to a post here I bought some concealed carry shorts to go under my almost-tea-length dresses. 

I also bought some knitting stitch markers made from rosary medals.

Gardener, those boys are ADORABLE.  I have two girls, slightly younger.  Let me know when you want to talk betrothals.  :lol:
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