Photo 8 Apr 114 notes losservatoredonato:

Great Ball of Fire - The celebrant in the Ambrosian Rite on a martyr’s feast day lights a huge cotton wool ball aflame. It is called a “faro” meaning “beacon” in English.  I am very glad that I don’t have to say an Ambrosian Mass — I have enough troubles with regular candles and the charcoal in the thurible.

losservatoredonato:

Great Ball of Fire - The celebrant in the Ambrosian Rite on a martyr’s feast day lights a huge cotton wool ball aflame. It is called a “faro” meaning “beacon” in English.  I am very glad that I don’t have to say an Ambrosian Mass — I have enough troubles with regular candles and the charcoal in the thurible.

Photo 28 Mar St.  Lawrence statue (at Saint Mary’s Seminary)

St. Lawrence statue (at Saint Mary’s Seminary)

Photo 23 Mar 2 notes Sacred Heart of Jesus  (at Saint Mary’s Seminary)

Sacred Heart of Jesus (at Saint Mary’s Seminary)

Quote 7 Mar 168 notes
From all eternity when nobody knew me or thought of me, when nobody was interested in me, He already loved me, I already lived in His mind, similar to the picture that lives in the mind of an artist before he creates it.
— Fr. Joseph Kentenich (via beautysealoftruth)
Video 2 Mar 136 notes
Text 2 Mar 204 notes Obligatory pre-Lent PSA

hislittleflower-throughconcrete:

Lent is not a time to do something you already should be doing

Lent is a time to give up a luxury

Lent is not a time of self improvement

Lent is a time of sacrifice

You may now continue along with your scheduled blogging

Video 20 Feb 386 notes

sacramentodeamor:

Bento XVI

Link 19 Feb 17 notes Fr. Robert Barron: The ‘Person of the Year’ is much misunderstood »

papacitobenedicto:

It is splendid indeed that Time magazine has made Pope Francis its “Person of the Year” for 2013. The pope has captured the imagination of the world and has breathed a new life into the Catholic Church. The authors of the Time piece are right in saying that his choice of…

Photo 16 Feb 147 notes

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Text 16 Feb 9 notes Patron saints of chastity and sexual purity

endingaddiction:

Saint Margaret of Cortona  pray for me

Saint Therese of Lisieux  pray for me

Saint Philomena pray for me

Saint Agatha pray for me

Saint Dymphna pray for me

Saint Mary of Egypt pray for me

Saint: Clare of Montefalco pray for me

Saint Maria Goretti pray for me

Mary, the Mother of God pray for me

Photo 16 Feb 296 notes soutodoteumariatuestodaminha:

"Before, by yourself, you couldn’t. Now, you have turned to our Lady, and, with her, how easy it is!"
St. Josemaria Escriva

soutodoteumariatuestodaminha:

"Before, by yourself, you couldn’t. Now, you have turned to our Lady, and, with her, how easy it is!"

St. Josemaria Escriva

Photo 6 Feb 21 notes thisisnixofficial:

6 February

St Paul Miki (1564/6 - 1597) & Companions.  

He was born in Japan between 1564 and 1566. He joined the Society of Jesus and preached the gospel to the Japanese people with great success. When a persecution of the Catholics arose he was arrested together with twenty-five others. Mocked and tortured, they were eventually taken to Nagasaki on 5 February 1597, bound to crosses and speared.

thisisnixofficial:

6 February

St Paul Miki (1564/6 - 1597) & Companions.

He was born in Japan between 1564 and 1566. He joined the Society of Jesus and preached the gospel to the Japanese people with great success. When a persecution of the Catholics arose he was arrested together with twenty-five others. Mocked and tortured, they were eventually taken to Nagasaki on 5 February 1597, bound to crosses and speared.

Photo 6 Feb 150 notes signum-crucis:

If you seek patience, you will find no better example than the cross. Great patience occurs in two ways: either when one patiently suffers much, or when one suffers things which one is able to avoid and yet does not avoid. Christ endured much on the cross, and did so patiently, because when He suffered He did not threaten; He was led like a sheep to the slaughter and He did not open His mouth.
—St Thomas Aquinas

signum-crucis:

If you seek patience, you will find no better example than the cross. Great patience occurs in two ways: either when one patiently suffers much, or when one suffers things which one is able to avoid and yet does not avoid. Christ endured much on the cross, and did so patiently, because when He suffered He did not threaten; He was led like a sheep to the slaughter and He did not open His mouth.

St Thomas Aquinas

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Video 5 Feb 169 notes

by-grace-of-god:

Oratory of the Confraternity of Sorrows, Málaga, Spain

Art by by Raul Berzosa details 1, 2, 3

Quote 5 Feb 402 notes
When folks ask me about intercession of the saints, I like saying this: In prayer, we always go to Jesus. Sometimes we bring friends with us.
— Cardinal Timothy Dolan (via asteriahysteria)

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