Sunday, October 21, 2012

Sadie's Latest Prayer

Here was the conversation Sadie and I had as I tucked her into bed tonight:

Me:  "Okay, now say your prayers." (Now that she knows quite a few I'm always interested to see what she'll say.)
Sadie:  "In nomine Patris, et Filii, et Spiritus Sancti, Amen."
Me:  "Wait, wait, wait.  Where'd that come from?"
Sadie:  "I said it because I love God."
Me:  "But where did you learn it?"
Sadie:  "The movie."

And then I remembered that I let her watch her Holy Baby DVD for a while about a week ago and at the moment her brain seems to be a little language sponge that absorbs everything.

For a few moments I thought she remembered how I used to pray the rosary in latin when I was nursing her to sleep during those long, long hours, when she was very tiny, which was why I was so surprised when she began to say them (but since she's been older I've been focusing on teaching her her prayers in English first).

I wonder what she's going to come up with next...


  1. That is a BEAUTIFUL picture! I love what you are wearing. I will keep you in prayer this week. I am so glad labor has waited, and pray this will allow you to have a safe, redeeming vabc. It is such a joyful feeling, let me tell you!

  2. Oh that Sadie. If you know any other languages now would be a great time to bring them in. :) That is very lovely though.

  3. You're a better mum than I. Recently I heard my teenaged son reciting a Latin benediction. He'd picked it up from The Exorcist. ;)

  4. LOL! I'll admit that when she said that it was from: "the movie" my first thought was. "when did she ever have a chance to see Boondock Saints?!?!"

    Thankfully then I remembered the other possibility, because she's a little young for that one!

  5. I admire your parenting very much! What a darling to be saying prayers like this so young. Good job!


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