I have added The Breadcast to recommended sites in the sidebar. The producer creates original prayers and "expositions" relating to the Calendar. They are in podcast form, but are accessible right through your browser. They are not quite like anything the Bear has heard before, and may not be everyone's cup of tea. But perhaps some may like it as much as the Bear does.
May is over. The Pope's new intentions for June are up on the sidebar. You do pray for the monthly intentions at the end of your Rosary, don't you? They are particularly worthy this month.
May is Over. Your next chance to begin preparation for Total Consecration to Mary is June 13, to be ready for the next Marian Feast, Our Lady of Mt. Carmel on July 16. The Bear intends to keep a reminder in the sidebar so you'll always know when to start preparation -- just in case.
May is over. Bear Danger Awareness Month has run its course. The Bear will be... less dangerous, no? Perhaps for awhile? May was a very good month for the blog, popularity-wise. Many new readers at least sampled the fruits of Zoar. The Bear appreciates the "added value" of readers' comments. They make it all worthwhile. Otherwise, the Bear feels like he has become as sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal.
So thank you for a good month. The Bear has enjoyed your company. There will be some personal stories in the month of June, about Adventures in Orthodoxy, Guilty Pleasures, and The Home Shrine. And of course, who knows what the news of June will bring.
Rolling out of the Visitation and (for some) the Ascension, it feels like a good week already.
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