You Are Autumn →
Writer Sarah Babbs on Virtuous Pla.net takes on Autumn in this post, You Are Autumn Autumn has come to have more significance to me over the years, as I have come to embrace the place that death, grief, and tragedy have in our flawed life. There is something liberating to all that. This article touches on some of the reasons. We ritualize it, and it is appropriate, instead of just dismissing it...
Not everyone in the Kingdom of Heaven is Catholic, and not all Catholics are in...– St Augustine of Hippo (via thepapacyisawesome)
We go out from the known to the unknown, we advance from light into darkness. We...– Metropolitan Kallistos Ware, The Orthodox Way (via redviena)
I loaded my shotgun, I bolted my doors, barricaded my windows. This is the apocalypse maybe. Call me crazy. I need to ensure my safety in the event of being overrun by hoards of skank costumed girls.
Simply Orthodox ☦: Prayers for the departed →
simplyorthodox: …Just think how many even nominal Christians do not pray for the departed or just simply forget to do so. How terrible if a reposed soul was simply forgotten about & no one prayed for him! If prayer is an aspect of our love for others then the prayer of the Faithful must be a source of… Its that time of year again where we meditate on mortality. It is also...
the iPhone is the easiest target for thieves,... →
Today the NY Times ran an article on iPhone thefts around the city. So apparently, according to the article, many of the thefts occur not from pick-pocketing, but from the iPhone being grabbed from the individual in the middle of using it. Think about it. When an individual is on their smart phone, they are so zombified and hypnotized by their device, that they have no idea that a thief is inching...
Thank You Los Angeles Times, Shame on you Boy...
The Los Angeles Times carried an article, yesterday, about the failure of Boy Scouts to report several instances of child abuse by one man. From the article: At one point in 1979, Boy Scouts of America officials decided not to call police after Turley admitted molesting three Orange County boys, the organization’s records show. “We were following exactly the national recommendations of...
I was filled with joy
I had believed that life was a miserable thing to endure… I suddenly believed that life was an exciting adventure. I had believed that my life was headed nowhere… I suddenly believed that God had a plan for me. I had believed that I was a monkey evolved trying to survive… I suddenly believed that God planned me. I had believed that I was unwanted and unworthy on this earth…...
In a world where there is so much noise, so much bewilderment, there is a need...– Pope Benedict XVI (via my-crazy-catholic-life)
,Musing of an Orthodox Brit.: Dear those... →
orthodoxbrit: Not all Christians have straw hats and Banjos or read no books other than the Bible and latest offering by their Pastor. Since around 1/3 of the world are Christian that must leave, even for the most anti-Christian mind, the logical conclusion that some Christians hold well educated and responsible positions in society and do so without causing a fuss. Many of us on here...
I was so depressed
Today, I was reflecting on my journey of faith in my younger life. I was reading another’s reflection of their experience of faith and their images of Christ in their youth. What was so noticeably absent comparing our lives was any sources of crisis, grief or sorrow in his youth. I have asked myself, often, if I had been a 14 nowadays, with the stuff I went through in my life, I wonder if I...
We can count upon nature to set the atmosphere: the days are shorter; the dark...– Archbishop Timothy Dolan (New York)
You are a portrait
simplyorthodox: “You are a portrait, O man, a portrait painted by your Lord God. Yours is a good artist and painter. Do not deface the good picture, which reflects not deceit, but truth; which expresses not guile, but grace.” -St. Ambrose of Milan
All wealth which is not my God is poverty to me.– St. Augustine
To seek the highest good is to live well.– St. Augustine (On the Customs of the Catholic Church, 1, 3, 6)
The Eucharist bathes the tormented soul in light and love. Then the soul...– St. Bernadette Soubirous (via sweetandlovelygirl7)
This is what C.S. Lewis called “chronological... →
Occupy the World →
via gkupsidedown (Fr. Dwight Longenecker) Are you fed up with the greed of bankers, corporate giants, and stock market wheeler dealers? Would you like to protest publicly against the corruption of politicians, the violence of the military establishment and the wanton disregard for the poor? Would you like to join a worldwide movement that lives a life that publicly subverts the establishment...
Today the Order remembers St John Stone. He was an! Augustinian martyr of the sixteenth century. We joined another local community for a party. Last saturday we celebrated the reception of a woman into our Order. I posted pictures Sunday. We keep looking for excuses to celebrate together. I feel bad for people like atheists who have nothing to celebrate. btw, if I haven’t said lately, I love...
Hey you young nuns, you're awesome! →
For what is friendship but this? It gets its name from love alone, is faithful...– St. Augustine (Against Two Pelagian Letters 1, 1)
Even if we think religion insoluble, we cannot think it irrelevant. Even if we...– G.K. Chesterton in Heretics (via gkchestertonquote)
Could Jesus be a stand-up comedian? from Fr. James... →
Pro-Choice FAIL! →
Happy Feast day of St. Anthony Mary Claret! →
Listen to me Rap! →
My younger brother put out a few mixtapes, check him out and download them for free at casestudy.bandcamp.com. Be sure to support and download all of them for free!
The tauter the strings, the higher their sound.– St. Augustine (Discourses on the Psalms 149, 8)
This is the first time that the Church celebrates... →
psalmfour asked: hello brother :) may God bless you! thank you for following me :)
allaboutmary asked: Hello, I am glad you like my recent post about the Mother of Good Counsel. I have posted a few more images in the past. Simply click on the post tag 'good counsel' to see them. :) It is in fact one my favourite images of Mary. I sure need good counsel all the time, the church in my granddad's hometown was dedicated to her, plus my second name is Ausgustine. So I feel quite a...
simplyorthodox asked: You are interested in Hip Hop music, so I wanted to inform you about the existance of Jamster (Seraphim), who is an Orthodox Christian Greek singer. All his song mention things about the Church, quotes from the Bible, the fact that many people in Greece make laugh of Orthodoxy, etc. My favourite song of Jamster is "Stay", you can search it on youtube. The rephrain of this song is in...
Pray for Sister Julie today she is making first vows to the Augustinian Order today!
Chicago Migrant Ministry Looks to Expand... →
becket: Money Quote: “Being a Catholic is more radical than being a socialist, because we’re always at the side of the poor, walking with those who suffer and we’re more connected with society,”
Augustinians on skype ...
I was in the middle of writing a letter to someone describing how much I love being an Augustinian, when a friar from Nigeria messages me. He told me about how he, and three others in Nigeria made solemn vows to the Order. He told me of the great celebration that they had. Then I thought :how awesome! How awesome to see the Order grow in Nigeria. Then I thought how awesome he tells me on skype....
Now we can finally have an ill album from Griffin, all from him, and here it is Samson.Several years ago, a guy named Griffin was showing up on Tunnel Rats records, and I didn’t know he was a member until their Tunnel Rats album. I was feeling his flow, but then, like the TRz, I didn’t see much. However, you better be on the lookout. Shames Worthy and Propaganda have been dropping...
Christ will never be cool. Terrifying, life-changing, shocking, and...– Jon Foreman (via redeemedheart)
"Art of Word" by Afaar
Afaar rocks with Gallery Drive, and has appeared on multiple albums with San Diego, North County bandmates. I was impressed by his charisma, aggression, and rhythm on these records. This album further goes on to show how he can rock and hold his own. Be sure to download it and/or give it a listen. I was, recently, on the look out, for a new supercrew of emcees, and I think I found that in...
1773 "Sound Solstice"
1773 came out hard last year, with two free mixtapes, and two full albums. Sound Solstice is another awesome album from the tio, and be sure to stop there first and listen. All of them are available on their bandcamp page, so you can listen to them full. The mixtapes are free, and you have not excuse to NOT download them. Heck, you can listen to them on bandcamp for free, without having to...