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“Offering it up": Is that still a thing?

We Catholics who grew up straddling the cusp of the conciliar divide may have a vague memory of the phrase “offer it up.” It was advice frequently given by the sisters who taught us our catechisms: “When you are in pain, when you are disappointed, when your feelings have been hurt, offer these things up to the Lord and ask him to use your suffering — that He join it to His own pain on the cross, for the good of others. 866 more words


Come And See

I once heard it said that curiosity can lead one to great sin. But in today’s Gospel from John 1:45-51, I think some curiosity led Nathanael to Jesus. 244 more words


Why Buy the Cow???

I just couldn’t pass up commenting on this but it hardly needs an ocean of ink.  


Can I just say that this is the worst money Soros ever spent?!   39 more words


Lessons from being Booted

Funny, after I wrote yesterday’s post, all I could think about today when I put the boot on, was more correlations to my sexual abuse recovery.  87 more words

Sexual Abuse Survivor

Nono Kaléndas Septémbris. Luna

Nono Kaléndas Septémbris. Luna . The Twenty-Fourth Day of August. The .. Night of the Moon.

Sancti Bartholomǽi Apóstoli, qui Christi Evangélium in India prædicávit; inde in majórem Arméniam proféctus, ibi, cum plúrimos ad fidem convertísset, vivus a bárbaris decoriátus est, atque, Astyagis Regis jussu, cápitis decollatióne martyrium complévit.  1,197 more words