Church Universal – Igbo Mass in Diocese of Charlotte…

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We lack the language of faith to win this war…

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... I wish I could write but everything I read online and see on the news has me filled with anger, rage, and helplessness. It leaves me depressed and makes me feel like my complaints are trivial and my joys undeserved.I am in mourning.What's there to do other than pray and helplessly watch the news reports come in?Elizabeth Scalia is right, you know. The West lacks the tools to defeat ISIS because ISIS is evil and the West refuses to believe in evil. You cannot defeat something … [Read more...]

What Can We Learn From Novenas…

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... I made it through two whole novenas and suddenly I'm the expert. Neat how that works.This past novena to St. Ann taught me several things about payer in general. The main thing it taught me was that I was doing prayer, for the most part, wrong. Or rather, imperfectly.I was approaching novenas in a very methodical manner, much the same way I approach my regular prayer.Here, Lord, are my prayers for this particular thing. Please grant my wish. Amen. Oh, PS. God, you're an … [Read more...]

Mine. It’s All Mine. My Bed. Mine…

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... This morning I woke up phenomenally grateful for my bed and the fact that I don't have to share it with anyone.You see, I'm a bit selfish when it comes to my bed and my sleep, being the light sleeper that I am. Having once been married to a snorer, I used to lay awake at night listening the thunderous honking coming from my ex-husband's side of the bed, resentfully seething at his ability to sleep through his own noise.I was thoroughly convinced that sharing a bed with your spouse … [Read more...]

Fine Art Friday…

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Mary Cassatt, Spanish Dancer Wearing A Lace Mantilla … [Read more...]

My religion is still cooler than yours…

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... In this Friday's installment of Friday Fishing (Blog feature featuring religious communities for the sole purpose of encouraging vocations) and Nun Gazing ...The Sisters of Mary, Mother of the Church have a new novice.H/T The Anchoress. Following her link here to see more photos. … [Read more...]

Novena for Religious Freedom…

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... Yup. Another novena.Tomorrow begins the novena for religious freedom.With threats to religious liberty around the world, we have decided to dedicate this novena for religious freedom.“The saints have always been the source and origin of renewal in the most difficult moments in the Church’s history.” - St. John Paul IIThis novena was written to be a prayer to all Saints and particularly to Martyrs.Sign up here with Pray More Novenas to get daily reminders and the pr … [Read more...]

I Hate Corn…

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... Specifically, I hate corn fields.I've talked about my Mirkwood, those tangled dark woods that menacingly exist at the edge of my land and where even the dog is afraid to venture in too deeply.I've talked about the insane wildlife that prowls the grounds under the cover of night -- The Chupracabras, the coyotes, the demonic deer, disgusting bugs, and tormenting birds that chirp and screech all night. And the toads. When it rains it's the plague of frogs.Now I have a new menace … [Read more...]

Happy Birthday, Georg Gänswein…

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... ad multos annos.To celebrate I thought I'd share a small sampling of photos I've collected over the years. I had hundreds and hundreds of images to choose from. These are my favorite.What? I'm not obsessed. … [Read more...]


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