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Farewell Alleluia

Late last year I thought I’d make some resources for each Sunday’s Latin Gospel reading. It’s been fun. It does tend to make me confused though, as I am often thinking about the reading for the following Sunday.

Singing the Little Office of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Latin

TLDR: I made a course on Udemy about how to sing the Little Office of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Check it out! Here follows a meandering tale of how this course came to be.

Little Office of the Immaculate Conception

My most popular videos on Youtube are still those on the Little Office of the Blessed Virgin Mary. I’ve been asked at least twice about another Little Office, dedicated to Our Lady under the title of her Immaculate Conception.

Annunciation 2nd Vespers

After a few hours unsuccessfully trying to get Albert Bloomfield’s Vespers Book to compile, I gave in and am using his precompiled 1st Vespers handout, with my own ammendation for the Magnificat to make it into a 2nd Vespers plus the Commemoration of the Feria for 2020.

Cute Lil' Green Alien OLPC XO-4 Laptops

Low-cost, portable, rugged computers have always had a place close to my heart. Frugally making do with the most pared down specs, or maybe just saving money as per my Scottish and Jewish roots.

Epiphany Proclamation 2020

It’s that time of year again. Since 2003 every year someone has requested that I put together the Proclamation of Moveable Feasts for the feast of the Epiphany.


From the time I first started showing people A New Book of Old Hymns, people have been asking where they can get recordings. For a while I had made a CD of recordings from the monks of Sao Paolo from the now defunct Christus Rex website.

Knit thurible

Knitted in the round in gold 8 ply with a charcoal briquette in black. This pattern used to be available through Ravelry, but since their No Trump policy came in, I have wanted to distance myself from that platform.

Latin by the Natural Method by William Most

I found a new website: Learn Church Latin It’s by a Catholic homeschooling mum like me, who, unlike me, has done actual proper Latin courses at actual proper educational institutions!

Technical Issues

UPDATED: 30/3/2020 A few days before Christmas might be a funny time to try migrate from Github Pages over to Gitlab. Just for the moment, if you’re looking for the Roman Martyrology try:

Accented Vulgate Bible - Genesis

When typing up booklets I often forget the accent marks. I take it for granted now that after years of reading Latin I can guess how most words are pronounced - especially with parts of the Mass, where there is a lot of repetition over the years.

Fabiola - a Tale of the Catacombs

A legendary book that I was overjoyed to find in an Op Shop way back in 2001 (before kids). Something about pre-natal check-ups and waiting rooms meant that I read a lot of books that year.