Saturday, March 07, 2009

The Reformation of Wolfshausen

Teil Zehn
To hear Nessa and her friends' recording, enter humbly into St. Elizabeth of Hungary's Church.

To read this week's part, join the hooded stranger.
This week in The Prattler, The Prattler Colloquy.


Nessa said...

Is it bad form to be the first commenter today? I'm still trying to recover from the Latin, are you?

; D

TLP said...

Well, I'm ashamed of this crowd. I had to go back and listen and read three Saturday's worth of this tale. (Because I was sick before.) And here I am second.

Great story and writing Doug.

Nessa you have a lovely voice and I love the background music. Ya done good. (The latin was unfair. But fun.)

TLP said...

Ya know what? I went to a Latin to English site and this Latin stuff still makes no sense.

the amoeba said...

Some of us think that of the whole Bible, TLP, not just these verses. But if you do a websearch on "Habentes ergo pontificem", you'll get there.

Speaking of "in auxilio opportuno", Frau Braun ... nice trick with the penny. Or are you attempting to lead us sinners astray, Dawg?

actonbell said...

Great job, Nessa! The music was a wonderful touch, and you braved all that Latin:)
Intriguing story, Doug.

Anonymous said...

Very nice reading...once thought of learning latin,even started the process,(isn't that spanish,as in latin america,haha)but was told ,that as an altar boy,the wine stash was off-limits..Peace

Jamie Dawn said...

I'm using the computer that has no sound, so I didn't hear Nessa's rendition of this story. I'm sure her Latin is superb!

I'm feeling sorry for Deitrich's ugly neighbors. I feel most certain that they don't understand Latin, so they are ugly and non-anointed. How very sad.

Tom & Icy said...

Great reading and interesting story. Reminded me of when I was a teen going to church. That was interesting about God being a stranger passing through this dirty world with ugly neighbors. Those fancy churches do make us feel lowly except, I guess, those that are richer than God.

Doug said...

Sorry about the Latin, Nessa. Under the circumstances, you are right to be here first.

Good of you to rise from your sick bed, TLP. I can't attest to the Latin, but it should be Hebrews 4:14-16"herefore, since we have a great high priest who has gone through the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold firmly to the faith we profess. For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who has been tempted in every way, just as we are--yet was without sin. Let us then approach the throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need."

Amoeba, I never met a sinner who needed leading astray.

Thanks, A-bell.

Bear, I like to fake it in Latin. Pig Latin is more of a proficiency.

JD, I am ugly too by that measure. Not so bad, really.

Icy, I bet the priests have high self-esteem, too.

Nessa said...

Doug, I only kid you about being upset about the Latin. Now I can cross one more thing off of my Bucket List.

Doug said...

Ha! Well you handled the Latin at least as well as I would have. My father told me "Nessa is a better sport than I would have been."

Minka said...

wow, loved the gregorian music in the background and Nessa you did superbly! my favourite line:
"genuflecting in flamboyant modesty." sometimes you ar enothing short of a flamboyant word thrower!

tsduff said...

Latin - The only Latin I ever learned were the lyrics to Ave Maria... and I have no idea what they mean. Well done! Nessa you are really brave to tackle such a reading. Doug - what possessed you to torture all of us to whom Latin remains Greek?

cooper said...

I genuflect to you in flamboyant modesty.

I don't mind the Latin, it is the bible which bothers me some.

Minka said...

Biblia Sacra: Epistola Ad Hebræos 4:14 I knew it right away :) what does it mean?

Doug said...

Minka, wasn't the chant a perfect compliment for the story?

Terry, just trying to give a feel for medievel Catholicism. Latin is Greek to me, too.

Ha, Cooper! Well, thanks for sticking it out.

Holy Bible, Letter to the Hebrews 4:14, Minka? See my reply to TLP above.

Minka said...

bummer...did nto see that! I was distracted by, well...making a carrot cake.