allaboutmary:

A girl in prayer before a street shrine near Vatican City, early 1950s.

allaboutmary:

A girl in prayer before a street shrine near Vatican City, early 1950s.

(via breakingthealabasterjar)

worthfacinganyfear:

acatholicvibe:

worthfacinganyfear:

Am I the only one totally displeased with the “communion dispensers” and “single serve communion”? What abuse to Jesus in the Eucharist. We make Him sound like a single-serve snack you can buy at walmart….

I’ve never heard of these. What are they?

Stanno qui, my friend:

http://clayinthehandsofourfather.tumblr.com/post/97515871546/rebekahlynnlove-fantasticallyweirdshit

and

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mjTQ7YtmM7c

I posted the youtube link because no matter how far back I scrolled I couldn’t find the post.

Wow :(  I said to another Catholic friend here, “Just when you think you’ve seen it all!”. Terrible, just terrible. Both are disgusting. I think I’d seen the cracker/juice plastic single serving thing before, but seeing it again…wow. 

Do you know what church/denomination is shown in the youtube video?

itsawndrea:

Hey y’all!

I’m currently in the process of applying for various Work Study positions at my university for this school year. Please pray that I get the job! I really need the extra financial support that this would give me.

Thank you and God bless!

signum-crucis:

laclefdescoeurs:

Crucifixion by the Romans, 1887, Vasily Vereshchagin

As I stand in the fire of pain, struggling with forgiveness in so many areas of my life, I can look to the Cross, and to the mother beneath it, and remember the blooming rosebush in the dead of winter. May I have the grace to see her in front of me, leading me to her Son, teaching me more about the joy of forgiveness.

—Sarah Reinhard, A Mother Who Knows When to Show Up

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worthfacinganyfear:

Am I the only one totally displeased with the “communion dispensers” and “single serve communion”? What abuse to Jesus in the Eucharist. We make Him sound like a single-serve snack you can buy at walmart….

I’ve never heard of these. What are they?

Be ashamed when you sin, not when you repent. — St. John Chrysostom
signum-crucis:

"Traditionally, Christians in Iraq (specifically in Christian towns) put a Cross that lights up at night on top of their homes starting the first week of September in preparation for the feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross. Although the refugees are out of their homes and they themselves are carrying their cross every day, some maintained the tradition by placing a Cross by their tents in their refugee camps as a reminder of their tradition and faith. May their faith increase more and more and may the Cross of Jesus give them light, strength and life instead of darkness, weakness and death that they are experiencing every day."
—Sister Luma Khudher OPPhoto by Sister Sara, OP

signum-crucis:

"Traditionally, Christians in Iraq (specifically in Christian towns) put a Cross that lights up at night on top of their homes starting the first week of September in preparation for the feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross. Although the refugees are out of their homes and they themselves are carrying their cross every day, some maintained the tradition by placing a Cross by their tents in their refugee camps as a reminder of their tradition and faith. May their faith increase more and more and may the Cross of Jesus give them light, strength and life instead of darkness, weakness and death that they are experiencing every day."

—Sister Luma Khudher OP
Photo by Sister Sara, OP

clearlylit:

Bread Of Life. قال الرب by Ka - http://ift.tt/1sQm8vF

simplyorthodox:

September 14, Feast of the Holy Cross
Each year on September 14 the Orthodox Church celebrates the feast of “The Elevation of the Honorable and Life-giving Cross.” This is one of the great feasts of the Church year.
his feast commemorates two events:
The finding of the Cross by the Empress Helen (the mother of St. Constantine the Great) on Golgotha in 326 AD, the place where Christ was crucified.
The recovery of the Cross on which Jesus Christ was crucified from the Persians.
The ceremony of Elevation as performed in Church is actually a patriotic one, with prayers for the Rulers and their people, for Church and State, and for their establishment and preservation. The key to the observance is to be found in the Hymn for the Feast, the Troparion, which runs as follows:
“Oh Lord, save thy people and bless thine inheritance: To our Rulers grant victories over the barbarians,And by thy Cross protect thine own Estate.”

simplyorthodox:

September 14, Feast of the Holy Cross

Each year on September 14 the Orthodox Church celebrates the feast of “The Elevation of the Honorable and Life-giving Cross.” This is one of the great feasts of the Church year.

his feast commemorates two events:

  • The finding of the Cross by the Empress Helen (the mother of St. Constantine the Great) on Golgotha in 326 AD, the place where Christ was crucified.
  • The recovery of the Cross on which Jesus Christ was crucified from the Persians.

The ceremony of Elevation as performed in Church is actually a patriotic one, with prayers for the Rulers and their people, for Church and State, and for their establishment and preservation. The key to the observance is to be found in the Hymn for the Feast, the Troparion, which runs as follows:

“Oh Lord, save thy people and bless thine inheritance:
To our Rulers grant victories over the barbarians,
And by thy Cross protect thine own Estate.”

(via greluc)

greluc:

viktor-sbor:

Витберг Александр Лаврентьевич (1787-1855) Изведение апостола Петра из темницы. 1806

Vitberg Lavrent’evich Alexander (1787-1855) The angel delivers the Apostle Peter from prison. 1806

greluc:

viktor-sbor:

Витберг Александр Лаврентьевич (1787-1855) Изведение апостола Петра из темницы. 1806

Vitberg Lavrent’evich Alexander (1787-1855) The angel delivers the Apostle Peter from prison. 1806

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theraccolta:

Moses Fixes the Brazen Serpent on a Pole (illustration from the 1728 Figures de la Bible)

theraccolta:

Moses Fixes the Brazen Serpent on a Pole (illustration from the 1728 Figures de la Bible)

Exaltation of the Holy Cross - September 14
"We notice that the Holy Cross is simply depicted, but strong in design and color and faithful to the ancient Syriac style and decoration. In the center of the Cross is Christ in glory, no longer crucified on the cross, but reaching out to His people in blessing and love.
At the top of the Cross, is Our Lady, Mother of God, Intercessor and Protector of the Church, holding Christ. To the left is the Archangel Michael, head of heavenly hosts. We also see on the right, St. Peter holding two keys symbolizing the keys of heaven and earth. On the lower arm of the Cross, is St. Maron, spiritual Father and founder of the Maronite Church.”
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Exaltation of the Holy Cross - September 14

"We notice that the Holy Cross is simply depicted, but strong in design and color and faithful to the ancient Syriac style and decoration. In the center of the Cross is Christ in glory, no longer crucified on the cross, but reaching out to His people in blessing and love.

At the top of the Cross, is Our Lady, Mother of God, Intercessor and Protector of the Church, holding Christ. To the left is the Archangel Michael, head of heavenly hosts. We also see on the right, St. Peter holding two keys symbolizing the keys of heaven and earth. On the lower arm of the Cross, is St. Maron, spiritual Father and founder of the Maronite Church.”

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purrfectionistic asked: What is your cat's name?

My cats name is Buddy.

I know people think pet people are nuts, but prayers for my cat would be greatly appreciated.

He is not responding to his medicine and it’s upsetting me greatly.

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