I had deliberately excluded the Mass and other Liturgy, as we all know how much everyone wants to get the right answer, and, of course, the Mass is the greatest prayer, etc. etc. That being excluded, it left people free to explore other prayers.
I use Google Reader to keep my finger on the blogging pulse, and I was surprised (and delighted) to see how popular the meme became... and it brought a few new blogs to my attention as well!
Within ten days, someone who hadn't been paying attention tagged me for the meme...
Now it's moved on. I saw that there was a Favourite Devotions meme, (only this has five favourite devotions), doing the rounds. I wondered if this was a case of Chinese Whispers, and so I did a bit of sleuthing...
Sure enough, Anne, (Imprisoned in my Bones) has 5 devotions, and no rules. She was tagged by NC Sue (In Him we live and move and have our being) who was tagged by Cathy (A bit of the Blarney) who was tagged by Esther G (A Catholic Mom in Hawaii.)
Now Esther noticed that the Mass wasn't allowed - so top marks for paying attention.
Esther was tagged by Matt (I think) of Big C Catholics, who didn't post any rules, so Esther really gets a gold star for doing her homework. Matt was tagged by Jeff, the Curt Jester who, in addition to not posting any reasons for his favourite prayers, complained about the term "meme" !
Jeff was tagged by Julie D (Happy Catholic), who in turn was tagged by the Ironic Catholic - who called it a Dog Day Summer Meme. So disrespectful!
Ironic Catholic was tagged by Mary O'Regan (The Path Less Taken), but Mary actually had the correct rules published AND limited herself to THREE devotions... and although she was tagged by someone else, she mentioned that I started it all (or maybe she was blaming me!)
So it's Ironic Catholic who gets 100 lines and a half-hour detention for mutating my meme...
Just in case anyone is interested, Mary was tagged by Kate (At Home In My Father's House), who was tagged by Fr. John Boyle (Caritas in Veritate) who complained, Scrooge-like, that he didn't do memes, and then promptly went and gave five prayers instead of three, so that's another detention. Fr. John was tagged by Karen (Gem of the Ocean), who was tagged by Dominic Mary (Libera Me) who was tagged by me.