Of All Things, This Great Quiz Came from Playbuzz

This quiz is hardly what I usually see on that site, but I hope it’s a sign of a trend.

My result:

Sisters of Life
The Sisters of Life is a contemplative / active religious community of women founded in 1991 by John Cardinal O’Connor for the protection and enhancement of the sacredness of every human life. Your concern for the most innocent among us would make you a great Sister of Life! The Sisters of Life take a vow to protect the sacredness of human life. They operate maternity homes and pray and fast to end abortion. Learn more: www.sistersoflife.org


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St. Luke, Evangelist


This is the Feast of St. Luke, Evangelist.

Originally posted on The Holy Ones:

St. Luke, pray for us!

St. Luke, pray for us!

St. Luke, the writer of the Gospel and the Acts of the Apostles, has been identified with St. Paul’s “Luke, the beloved physician” (Colossians 4:14). We know few other facts about Luke’s life from Scripture and from early Church historians.

It is believed that Luke was born a Greek and a Gentile. In Colossians 10-14 speaks of those friends who are with him. He first mentions all those “of the circumcision” — in other words, Jews — and he does not include Luke in this group. Luke’s gospel shows special sensitivity to evangelizing Gentiles. It is only in his gospel that we hear the parable of the Good Samaritan, that we hear Jesus praising the faith of Gentiles such as the widow of Zarephath and Naaman the Syrian (Lk.4:25-27), and that we hear the story of the one grateful leper who is a Samaritan (Lk.17:11-19). According to the early Church historian Eusebius Luke was born atAntioch in Syria.

In our day, it would be easy to assume that someone who was a doctor was…

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A Prayer of St. Teresa (Theresa) of Avila

Originally posted on GATHERED PRAYERS:

Teresa of Avila, by Francois Gerard

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St. Teresa (Theresa) of Avila (1515-1582) founded monasteries and convents.  Pope Paul VI declared her a Doctor of the Church in 1970.

Source = Tessa Paul, The Complete Illustrated Encyclopedia of Saints (London, England, UK:  Hermes House, 2009)


“From silly devotions and sour-faced saints, good Lord, deliver us.”

–St. Teresa (Theresa) of Avila

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A Symbol to Wear, a Stand to Take Against Oppression

Mere Inkling has posted about a simple, but significant, way to take a stand with the persecuted church in the middle East, and by extension with the oppressed anywhere. It’s a symbol. It’s the Arabic letter nun, just a form of the letter “n”, and it stands for “Nazarene”. Islamists go through Christian neighborhoods and mark houses with nun, identifying their targets for persecution. Christians are taking to wearing the symbol as a way of standing their ground and showing they are not afraid.

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St. Francis of Assisi Memes

St. Francis of Assisi quote

St. Francis of Assisi


All found at Pinterest.

Happy feast of St. Francis of Assisi.

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Memes for Life!

Posted last July on Orbis Catholicus.

And from Pinterest


Everyone knows an unborn baby is a baby

Get Real

Without the Right to Life, All Other Rights are Meaningless

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Catholic Quote of the Day — from Pope Francis : The Integrated Catholic Life™

Christians sometimes feel they have to hide their faith in order not to “force” their beliefs on friends. But explaining a belief involves no force whatsoever. It’s just free speech. It’s biblical, constitutional and perfectly polite to tell our friends what we believe, as long as they also have a chance to tell us what they believe, and as long as we let them out of the conversation.

We often feel we have to separate our “private religious beliefs” from our public lives, as if our beliefs were separate from who we are and how we make decisions. But a belief that can be separated from the rest of life is not a belief at all, but a pretense. We cannot, should not, and will not separate the faith on which our thoughts are grounded from the way we live and make decisions and explain our reasoning.

We are Christians. We are Christians wherever we go, whatever time it is, and whomever we are talking to. Our friends are friends of Christians and they should expect to hear Christian talk.

Catholic Quote of the Day — from Pope Francis : The Integrated Catholic Life™.


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