Lover of the Light

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dirtybongobeats:

lowkeat:

Today in science we learned that you can never gain cold, you can only have an absence of heat; and it made me think that maybe hatred doesn’t exist, and there’s only an absence of love.

this is the realist shit I’ve ever read

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novenanerd:

There are some awesome Catholic men in my life. Men who are chivalrous and holy and each of these men make me feel like such a loved little sister. One man in particular is a priest who I know pretty well. He is such a holy priest and everything he does, from his actions to a simple look, is done with great love. I saw him this weekend at Steubenville FL and he leaves me in awe at his love and reverence for Christ and the Church. I didn’t get to talk to him long, but when I saw him he opened his arms wide for a hug. When I looked at him I felt like a little sister going to hug her brother and I felt so loved. 

Sometimes with my vocation I think about all the amazing Catholic men I know and I think about how awesome it would be to be married to someone like that. But I am also so confident in my vocation when I am around these men, because I love them like my brothers and I know that they love me like a sister. When I look at them I see Christ and I am reminded of the man who I really want to marry. These awesome holy men are the best brothers I could ever have and they are a huge inspiration to me, but they point me to Christ in a unique way. They point me to Christ in a way where I know that Jesus is the man I am meant to marry.

I want to love these men in a pure and beautiful way. In a motherly and sisterly way. I want to talk to them and be with them as a girl who is in love with Christ talking to men who are in love with Christ. This priest whom I love so dearly has reaffirmed my vocation this weekend, because when I saw him and I saw the pure brotherly love he had for me in his eyes, I saw Jesus and I knew that I had a brother in him and a spouse in Christ and my heart was full.

God has blessed me with some amazing chivalrous and holy Catholic men who I am so happy to call my brothers in Christ. And he has blessed me with the call and vocation to be a bride of Christ; to marry Jesus. I can’t think of anything that fits my heart better than that. To be a sister to such holy men and to be a bride to the man who owns my heart.

hxccatholic:

childhoods-sigh:

singhallelujahh:

heartallonfire:

inthenameofthelord:

National Organization for Women [NOW] put the Little Sisters of the Poor on their “Dirty 100” list. Megys kelly denounces it.

"are you Catholic? I am. And it is not a religion for wusses." LOLOLOL

"I know, the nuns are opposed to birth control. It’s a shock."

the sass is strong in this one

Sometimes I think that the pro-choice or pro-birthcontrol-to-be-provided-by-companies movements MUST have better representatives, but I’m just not being exposed to them…??

wow, i should just watch kelly from now on

All the cases I have completed so far and will be put in my new Etsy shop after I complete a few more. The only ones I will not be selling are the two Disney designs since they are not my original designs. I just did those for my phone and my sister’s. But the rest will be in my shop later this month hopefully. I also will take personal requests! I still have about 6 cases left to paint until I start my shop and order more. 

catholicrose:

When I find myself in times of trouble
Mother Mary comes to me
Speaking words of wisdom
Let it be

catholicrose:

When I find myself in times of trouble

Mother Mary comes to me

Speaking words of wisdom

Let it be

why free birth control…

Well said! Of all the “free” medical care our country could be worrying about, why is contraception on the top of the list?

Jul 7
So I am going to be starting up an Etsy shop with hand-painted phone cases some time in these next few weeks. For now I am working on getting designs done. These are a few I was working on today. Some (like these) will be Catholic designs, but not all of them. I’ll keep you guys updated as I finish more and get my shop up and running!

So I am going to be starting up an Etsy shop with hand-painted phone cases some time in these next few weeks. For now I am working on getting designs done. These are a few I was working on today. Some (like these) will be Catholic designs, but not all of them. I’ll keep you guys updated as I finish more and get my shop up and running!

Jul 6

The other vocation crisis

This is so true and I have been saying this forever. We need holy marriages to raise holy families and the next generations of faithful Catholics. 

Jul 6

You may not see it today or tomorrow, but you will look back in a few years and be absolutely perplexed and awed by how every little thing added up and brought you somewhere wonderful - or where you always wanted to be. You will be grateful that things didn’t work out the way you once wanted them to.

- most relevant thing to my entire life this month. (via heartallonfire)

(Source: thegoodvibe.co)

Jul 6

Start being brave about everything. Drive out darkness and spread light. Don’t look at your weaknesses. Realize instead that in Christ crucified you can do everything.

- St. Catherine of Siena (via imaginesisters)

Jul 6
allaboutmary:

A Madonna in the cathedral of Orbetello, Italy.

allaboutmary:

A Madonna in the cathedral of Orbetello, Italy.

(Source: jungeblodt-com.photoshelter.com)

Jul 5

I am Ryland - the story of a male-identifying little girl who didn’t transition

animatedbylove:

important perspective.

(Source: stevegershom)

Jul 4

aesthetic-nocturne:

life-gift-love-eternal:

discipleofkreia:

I remember when people went to religion for truth, not comfort and good feelings. If I wanted comfort, I could get it in a pecan pie, among other things.

Faith is not dependent on Feelings.

“I didn’t go to religion to make me happy. I always knew a bottle of Port would do that. If you want a religion to make you feel really comfortable, I certainly don’t recommend Christianity.” –C. S. Lewis

Jul 4

catholicamputee:

triplash:

kaelor:

dumblrfeminist:

seriouslyamerica:

BOOM

Truth. 

Real talk is flowing from his mouth like a damn fountain.

sick sick sick burns

Actually, most pro - lifers believe in this sanctity of all human life, from conception to natural death. The Catholic Church especially has extensive teachings on abortion, contraception, poverty, dealing with every variety of illness in children and adults, disabilities, access to jobs, the death penalty, unjust wars (which includes practically all of them), euthanasia, and much more. In fact, the Catholic Church, which adamantly opposes abortion, is also the largest supplier of charitable aid in the world, running countless crisis pregnancy centers, shelters, soup kitchens, orphanages and adoption agencies, hospitals, and other forms of charity and relief aid in every part of the world. All human life is sacred. Everyone is worth protecting, regardless of their age, development, abilities, gender, beliefs, etc. Every single human life is infinitely precious to God and to us.

(Source: catbushandludicrous)

Jul 2
fandomsandconservativelogic:

equality-not-revenge:

lucifernix:

aestheticstateofmind:

I’m reblogging this again because I love the message behind it and I think it needs to be passed on.

My mother let us choose. My brother and I decided that religion just wasn’t for us. She reacted neutrally and we were not baptised, nor did we make our first holy communion.My sister chose religion. She woke my mum up every Said “its time to go to church”. She was baptised at 8 years old when she was able to do it for herself, read the relevant parts herself, and knew the choices she was making rather than it being made for her. And she was so happy. Religion should be a choice, and one that you are fully consenting and happy to make.She’s now 12 and she still has the cross that was a gift at her baptism above her bed, and still reads her little bible from time to time. She doesn’t attend church any more, because she doesn’t feel that church is necessary to have a god. I am an atheist, as I have stated. But I’m here for her if she ever wants to talk to me about her religion and all things associated.That is how religion should be. For everyone.

This is such a beautiful message.

If religion was no more important than a favorite color or tv show, this would work fine. If religion had no consequence beyond this life, I would say “good for your mom, I’m glad you all found something you like.”
But the very basis of Christianity is that 1) we are all sinners doomed to hell, 2) Jesus died on the cross for our sins and rose again on the third day and ascended into Heaven to prepare a place for us, and 3) only through Him can we have eternal life rather than eternal death and pain and suffering.
Now, if you truly believed that, wouldn’t it be pretty important to you that your kids, your friends, your loved ones be saved? Wouldn’t you baptize your kids as babies and raise them in the church surrounded by the Word of the God who loves them and died for them? Wouldn’t you take every opportunity to share the love of God with friends and loved ones? Wouldn’t you encourage them to come to church with you?
Yes. Because if you believe that only through Jesus can a person be saved and if you love your kids and friends and loved ones, you would let them go to hell over your dead body.
News flash: a lot of Christians DO actually believe what the Bible says, and thus we are VERY concerned that those people we care about hear the Word of God and are saved.
If the choice of religion had no consequences, if each choice was just as valid as any other, I would agree wholeheartedly with this post. But religion has eternal consequences, and I want no person to live their life thinking none of this matters. Because that only lasts until the world or their life ends, and then there’s no turning back, no saying “oops, I should have taken that more seriously.”
Please keep this in mind the next time a Christian tries to get you to go to church or read the Bible. They’re not doing it to control your life. They’re doing it because they care about you deeply and want to see you in Heaven.

fandomsandconservativelogic:

equality-not-revenge:

lucifernix:

aestheticstateofmind:

I’m reblogging this again because I love the message behind it and I think it needs to be passed on.

My mother let us choose. My brother and I decided that religion just wasn’t for us. She reacted neutrally and we were not baptised, nor did we make our first holy communion.

My sister chose religion. She woke my mum up every Said “its time to go to church”. She was baptised at 8 years old when she was able to do it for herself, read the relevant parts herself, and knew the choices she was making rather than it being made for her. And she was so happy. Religion should be a choice, and one that you are fully consenting and happy to make.

She’s now 12 and she still has the cross that was a gift at her baptism above her bed, and still reads her little bible from time to time. She doesn’t attend church any more, because she doesn’t feel that church is necessary to have a god.

I am an atheist, as I have stated. But I’m here for her if she ever wants to talk to me about her religion and all things associated.

That is how religion should be. For everyone.

This is such a beautiful message.

If religion was no more important than a favorite color or tv show, this would work fine. If religion had no consequence beyond this life, I would say “good for your mom, I’m glad you all found something you like.”

But the very basis of Christianity is that 1) we are all sinners doomed to hell, 2) Jesus died on the cross for our sins and rose again on the third day and ascended into Heaven to prepare a place for us, and 3) only through Him can we have eternal life rather than eternal death and pain and suffering.

Now, if you truly believed that, wouldn’t it be pretty important to you that your kids, your friends, your loved ones be saved? Wouldn’t you baptize your kids as babies and raise them in the church surrounded by the Word of the God who loves them and died for them? Wouldn’t you take every opportunity to share the love of God with friends and loved ones? Wouldn’t you encourage them to come to church with you?

Yes. Because if you believe that only through Jesus can a person be saved and if you love your kids and friends and loved ones, you would let them go to hell over your dead body.

News flash: a lot of Christians DO actually believe what the Bible says, and thus we are VERY concerned that those people we care about hear the Word of God and are saved.

If the choice of religion had no consequences, if each choice was just as valid as any other, I would agree wholeheartedly with this post. But religion has eternal consequences, and I want no person to live their life thinking none of this matters. Because that only lasts until the world or their life ends, and then there’s no turning back, no saying “oops, I should have taken that more seriously.”

Please keep this in mind the next time a Christian tries to get you to go to church or read the Bible. They’re not doing it to control your life. They’re doing it because they care about you deeply and want to see you in Heaven.

(Source: gypsymoonsister)