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Countingthegreyhairs Tue 16-Sep-08 16:50:55

dd (5) when I was putting her to bed last night (saying the Hail Mary)

"Holy Mary, Mother of God,
Play with our scissors,
Now and at the hour of our death

Milliways Tue 16-Sep-08 16:51:36


Not Catholic, but still enjoy it!

megcleary Tue 16-Sep-08 16:55:20

thats heading for the blessed are the cheesemakers life of brian territory

belgo Tue 16-Sep-08 17:00:54

grin it's lovely you pray with her at night

TheFallenMadonna Tue 16-Sep-08 17:01:51


Spidermama Tue 16-Sep-08 17:08:33

Ahhhhh! That's brilliant. grin

I think it's kind of better than the original which is a bit gloomy.

<Glance over shoulder nervously>

dustystar Tue 16-Sep-08 17:09:05


MaryAnnSingleton Tue 16-Sep-08 17:09:52

grin !

MaryBS Tue 16-Sep-08 17:11:07

DS's version of the Lord's prayer is:

Our Father
Who art in Heaven

scaryt Tue 16-Sep-08 17:22:22

I love these

My mum has a tape of me at 4 saying "Blessed art down and out women" instead of "Blessed art thou amongst women"

nametaken Tue 16-Sep-08 18:06:32

my dd when she was 4 said

"Hail Mary
quite contrary
how does your garden grow"

Countingthegreyhairs Tue 16-Sep-08 18:28:49

Thanks for all replies... have been chuckling to myself about it on and off today so thought I would share ...

grin ScaryT & Mary BS - those are fine examples !!

agree Spidermama about gloominess ... although Hail Holy Queen a close runner up .. or am I thinking of the Memorare?

weeping in this veil of tears bit ....

sorry - rushing - bedtime again here (1 hr ahead)

TheFallenMadonna Tue 16-Sep-08 18:33:01

I used to love the Hail Holy Queen. So dark grin

"To thee do we cry, poor banished children of Eve.
To thee do we send up our sighs, moaning and weeping in this vale of tears."


Countingthegreyhairs Tue 16-Sep-08 18:34:53

oh sorry - x posts nametaken - that's inspired!!

thanks Belgo btw - must confess to ulterior motive though - as in "please help juniorCountingthegreyhairs to stop leaving her school shoes in the middle of the dining room table and to eat more fish, Amen" which seems to be more effective than me simply asking!!!

Countingthegreyhairs Tue 16-Sep-08 18:40:14

Fallen Madonna, I remember reading (when I was about 9 or so) a Catholic Truth Society pamphlet about St Bernadette and being secretly thrilled/horrified about all her sufferings (bone cancer in the knee as I recall) to the extent that I walked around with a false limp for a while ....

TheFallenMadonna Tue 16-Sep-08 18:41:40

Oh yes. The lives of saints thrilled me when I was young. So dramatic and romantic.

BreeVanderCampLGJ Tue 16-Sep-08 18:45:19

DS is for First Holy Communion this year and he was saying the Lords Prayer, I listened closely to discover that he was saying....

Our Father who aren't in Heaven grin

MaryBS Tue 16-Sep-08 18:48:31

I still say Hail Holy Queen (I say mourning, not moaning, but there are a number of diff variations I think) and the Memorare, even though I'm an Anglican now shock... we have just acquired a new statue of Mary in our church - Our Lady of Walsingham.

TheFallenMadonna Tue 16-Sep-08 18:50:45

Sorry, was adding in my own childish addition blush

It is mourning of course.

MaryBS Tue 16-Sep-08 18:55:02

I'm a dope!

Countingthegreyhairs Tue 16-Sep-08 20:07:02

grin BreeVandeC - I like it

MaryBS - I remember visiting the Walsingham shrine when I was at prep school ... think it's joint C of E and RC isn't it? Also, have distant memory of viewing Oliver Plunkett's fossilised head but that could have been somewhere else .....

BreeVanderCampLGJ Tue 16-Sep-08 20:58:47


I thought Oliver Plunketts head was in Drogheda some where....did you grow up in Ireland ??

Countingthegreyhairs Tue 16-Sep-08 21:22:50

No, in the Midlands BreeVC - and for some reason, I definitely recall standing in a crowd and seeing said relic in the rain at Walsingham in the '70s - perhaps he/it did a "tour" ?

....but having just looked it up in Wikipedia (where there's a lovely mug shot btw grin) it would appear that poor Oliver's various body parts have been scattered far and wide ....

BreeVanderCampLGJ Tue 16-Sep-08 21:25:59

They probably reckon him being a saint and all that, that on the last day pulling it all together will be a doddle. grin

InLoveWithSweeneyTodd Tue 16-Sep-08 22:23:20

have you heard of the children TV series Pocoyó? The name comes from the way the Spanish series creator's 2 yo child prayed. Instead of saying "como yo" she said pocoyó in "Jesusito de mi vida, eres niño pocoyó" :-)

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