While there are plenty of people without this patronage that live lives of great sorrow, there are certainly also people under this patronage [Our Lady of Sorrows] who have lived sad lives. My great-grandmother, Mary Dolores (whose name means “bitterness and sorrow” and is a common way to honor Mary under her title of Our … Continue reading Sorrowful Name, Sorrowful Child?
King David was one of the most emotional men in the Bible. And he wasn’t afraid of it! He leaned totally into his wild emotional states and gave us the majority of the psalms of canon, ranging from ecstatic praise to deep despair. Here are 12 of the most depressing, emo psalms in the Bible. … Continue reading Twelve Emo Psalms
The Oh Help Me Jesus Homeschool Academy of the Very Clever but Not At All Prepared
At the last moment, the other Jesuit fell ill and could not go on mission. St. Ignatius decided to send FX in his place. He was overjoyed and finally shared his long-held desire with Ignatius. When Ignatius questioned him for not sharing this desire earlier, FX answered that he was offering his will for the Divine Will and didn't want his personal desires to interfere...
The orchids have died. For a grocery store plant, they lasted pretty long! I do wish the blooms would've stuck around longer, but such is life. I got more time out of them than I originally thought I would, so it's still a win. The coneflower plant in the pink pot is taking over! It's … Continue reading Haphazardly Homesteading: Vol 2
For the longest time in my young life, I wanted to play piano. There was one at my Gram's house I wasn't allowed to play; the closest I was allowed to get to it was sitting on its bench at extended family holiday dinners. There was also a piano at my Grandma's house, but we … Continue reading Bl. Dina Belanger- September 4
St. Phoebe- deacon, friend of St. Paul, cool kid at Corinth
Ingrid caught my eye because she's sort of related to St. Bridget of Sweden, she was a widow and started a convent, and there was some hesitation in canonizing her. She is also purported to be a mystic, which always just fascinates me. Ordinary people participating in extraordinary things– this is what God invites us to … Continue reading St. Ingrid of Sweden- September 2
Not gonna lie, I first decided to look up this saint because she was listed as "St. Beatrix" on a calendar I found. What I found in her, though, was a patient woman, a good confidant, and a devotion to living in virtue. In Portuguese, her name is Beatriz de Meneses da Silva, which is … Continue reading St. Beatriz da Silva Meneses- September 1
A miracle involving Andrew the Scot also happened at Fiesole. The daughter of a nobleman was paralyzed and doctors were unable to help her. Her father asked Andrew to pray for her. Andrew went to the girl, knelt beside her couch, and told her to stand for Jesus had healed her. The girl did just … Continue reading St. Andrew the Scot