WYD 2016 is 2 years, 3 months, and 25 days away. 

After barely missing out on 2011 because of my sister’s wedding, I am determined to go this time!

$200/$5000 saved so far.

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A Pope Who Knows How To Pope | The American Conservative 

catholicknight:

Anna Romano is a woman in Rome who became pregnant by her lover. He is married, and told her he wouldn’t take care of the baby. The cad advised her to get an abortion. Desperate, she wrote to Pope Francis for advice.

The Pope picked up the phone and called her. Italy’s Il Messagero has more, in Italian (translation by Google and me):

“On the phone I was stunned” she says. “I listened to his words: he had read my letter, he reassured me that the baby was a gift from God, a sign of Providence. He told me that I would never be left alone.”

After only a few minutes on the phone, the Pope’s words restored her to hope: “He filled my heart with joy when he told me that I was very brave and strong for my child,” says Anna. “When I told him that I intended to baptize but I was afraid that is not possible because I am a single mother, already divorced, he reassured me, saying: “I am convinced that you will not have trouble finding a spiritual father, but if not, know that there is always me.”

If the child is a boy, Anna told the Holy Father that she will name him Francis.


theincast:

porcelainstrength:

I FOUND POPE FRANCIS’S VERSION OF THE JPII GIF

This will never not be the best thing.

theincast:

porcelainstrength:

I FOUND POPE FRANCIS’S VERSION OF THE JPII GIF

This will never not be the best thing.


So stoked! I’ve got to start saving now!

So stoked! I’ve got to start saving now!


"If you understood the Eucharist you would never ever leave the Catholic Church."

— Mark Hart, The Biblegeek (via acatholicvibe)

"You will know your vocation by the joy that it brings you. You will know. You will know when it’s right."

— Dorothy Day (via iamgeorgianadarcy)

catholiclove:

madamescherzo:

L’innocence - William Adolphe Bouguereau

My favorite picture of Mary in the whole world :)

catholiclove:

madamescherzo:

L’innocence - William Adolphe Bouguereau

My favorite picture of Mary in the whole world :)


"But, in the rosary…we always say the same things! Always the same? And don’t those who are in love always say the same things to each other? Could it not be that there is monotony in your rosary because, instead of pronouncing words like a man, you emit sounds like an animal, while your mind is very far from God? Have you…ever contemplated the mysteries?"

— Josemaria Escriva (via sonsofscotland)

Catholic Ninja: "You can't be a nun. You're too happy." 

heartofacatholic:

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FIRST OF ALL: Sorry for all of my nun-related posts. :D

Okay. Here we go. I feel like the media, the internet, and society in general all seem to have a messed up idea of what a nun/sister is.

The religious life is a beautiful calling, and I only wish everyone saw…

All absolutely true. Just got back from a Steubenville conference and I think my favorite part was watching a group of sisters rock out to Girls Just Wanna Have Fun and Don’t Stop Believin’.


"Love is not only an affirmation; it is also a negation. A man who loves a woman and asks for her hand in marriage by that fact negates every other woman."

— Fulton Sheen, Life is Worth Living, “Character Building” (via theringofwords)