Nun Gazing …

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The Little Sisters Disciples of the Lamb, a contemplative order made up of women with Down syndrome.H/T Catholic Priest-Alter Christus … [Read more...]

Fillion Friday…

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... I know it's technically Wednesday but it's Nathan Fillion, so the laws of time be damned. … [Read more...]

St. Mary Magdalene, The Penitent …

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... Today is the memorial of my patron saint, St. Mary Magdalene.When I was being confirmed some people assumed my choosing her implied we shared a scandalous unseemly past."Oh, you've taken the reformed prostitute as your patron saint, eh? That's, um, interesting."No. I have taken The Penitent as my patron saint.The feast of St. Mary Magdalene is considered one of the most mystical of feasts, and it is said that of all the songs of the saints, that of Mary Magdalene is … [Read more...]

Novena to St. Ann – Days 4, 5, and 6…

... Because I'm a slacker.Also, if you were depending on me to remind you about this novena you've come to the wrong place. This is the right place. From there you can receive daily email reminders, which is the only way I remember. So if you see me in adoration looking at my tablet don't be all judge-y. I'm just reading my daily prayers.Day 4 - The Saint Anne NovenaGlorious Saint Anne, I kneel in confidence at your feet, for you also have tasted the bitterness and sorrow of … [Read more...]

Novena to St. Ann, Day Three…

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... Fine. Maybe I am participating in this particular novena with the intention of finding a husband after all, even though I swore off the idea of getting re-married about two or so years ago. And I was OK with that and never gave it a second thought.But that was before this...Earlier this week I was talking with a work associate when he mentioned his upcoming vacation to celebrate his 10th wedding anniversary. He shared with me the remarkable story of how they met. His wife was … [Read more...]

Friday Funny…

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The Crescat does not endorse the kicking nuns. … [Read more...]

St. Ann, St. Ann Find Me A Man…

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... Or so the ditty goes. But St. Ann is good for other stuff too, you know.She is the patroness of mothers and grandmothers, unmarried women, women in labor, infertile women, housewives, miners, and cabinet makers.Yesterday started the Novena to St. Ann and my plan was to post this then, my apologies. However, it's OK to just pick up now and follow along for the rest of the novena.St. Anne Novena, Day OneGreat Saint Anne, engrave indelibly on my heart and in my mind the … [Read more...]

The Importance of Ignoring the Pope…

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... I was waiting for just the right time, when Pope Francis gave another interview or said something grossly misinterpreted by the media, to post these comments. Guess what? I didn't have to wait long.Posted with permission:There are a few options in dealing with the pope and his strange methodology. I would suggest the logical possibility that has not yet been suggested.You can ignore him.As laymen we have very little power to do anything about his behaviour. And I agree … [Read more...]

Fine Art Friday…

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... Alexei Alexeivich Harlamoff, The Flower Seller. … [Read more...]


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