Catholic Living

From silly devotions and sour-faced saints, Lord, deliver us!
Who I Follow

iheartbeingacatholic:

Saint John Paul II, Patron saint of Hipsters, wearing the Scapular of Our Lady of Mount Carmel

banging-dickens:

catholicliving:

And he and I get to team up like…

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That happens? I am so jealous!

Yep. We played our second round of capture-the-flag last night. It was me and my youngest sister against my middle sister and our associate pastor. We tied on three rounds, because neither team found the flags the last round. We’ve also done three scavenger hunts across our vast church/school campus, but I like capture the flag better.

Although, now we’re making it too hard on each other. The last round, my sister and Father decided to hide it about 12 feet up a tree on the very edge of our campus. There’s no way we could’ve seen it unless we knew exactly where it was. We even knew what general vicinity they hid it in, and we still couldn’t find it.

So, basically, me last night:

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And I’m like…

Even though it means I won’t get to talk to her for two years…

Please pray for Sr. Karen!

And he and I get to team up like…

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And the sisters surround me like…

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"So, what’s your name? Where are you from? Are you discerning a call to the religious life? Oh, you’re from that diocese, do you know this person? Are you out of college yet? What are you studying? Did you grow up Catholic?"

Please pray for my friend Karen. She’s going to get married in a few hours.

In Spain.

To Jesus.

Yeah, she’s joining a convent. And I won’t get to hear from her for like 2 years. If ever again. #nunfriendproblems #catholicproblems

Still, it’s super awesome, so lots of prayers for her please!

Can somebody with more creativity and free time please write a rap battle between two of the saints? Maybe Sts Dominic and Francis?

Are we open to “God’s surprises”? Or are we closed and fearful before the newness of the Holy Spirit? Do we have the courage to strike out along the new paths which God’s newness sets before us, or do we resist?
Pope Francis, today (via fathershane)

(via catholic-catnip)

Patron saint of my parish! She is the best. Seriously.

  • Summer '12: I'm probably called to the religious life. I should probably look into that.
  • Summer '13: I'm probably called to the relig---oh, who's this cute Catholic guy? Yep, definitely probably called to the married life. Imma look into that.
  • Summer '14: I'm probably called to the religious life. I should probably look into that.

And they tell you about it later, and you’re like…

True story.