A time is coming when men will go mad, and when they see someone who is not mad,...– St. Anthony of Egypt (via for-madmen-only)
Peace demands the most heroic labor and the most difficult sacrifice. It demands...– Thomas Merton (via becket)
simplyorthodox: If you are not happy without the designer suit, you will not be happy once you got it. If you are not happy without the fancy new car, you will not be happy once you got it. If you are not happy without the new watch, you will not be happy once you got it. If you are not happy without fame and stardom, you will not be happy once you have it. For all the riches of the world,...
Dear Porn Bot
crusadermaximus: Please go away. Sincerely, Who The Hell Falls for These Anyways
Love, and He will draw near; love, and He will dwell within you.– St. Augustine (via catholicanswers)
My brother has more free hip hop mixtape goodness... →
Today my brother and I were recording a few songs for his next mixtape, it should be volume 3. He has released volume 2 of his mixtape, and its available for free on bandcamp. Its up there waiting to be introduced to you, download, listen!
Some free positive hip hop for you to plant in... →
Illect Records, which has a phenomenal catalog of positive hip hop, released Mind the Rap, a free sampling on Amazon, for free download. Volume 2 is due tuesday.
We ought therefore to do alms that we may be heard when we pray that our past...– St. Augustine
He therefore who does alms-deeds proportioned to his sins must first begin with...– St. Augustine, City of God
In Catholicism, the pint, the pipe and the Cross can all fit together.– GK Chesterton
They suppose that by giving to the poor a small fraction of the wealth they...– St. Augustine, City of God I wonder what the Gospel of Prosperity ministers, who exploit the generosity of God’s people might think?
LMNO is tripping on this journey
James Kelly, AKA LMNO (for Leave My Name Out) continued with his 10 albums for 2010 with his offering of Tripping On This Journey. This solo album features LD of Technicali records on the beats and cuts. The album has an epic adventurous feel to it compared to many of his previous albums (although they are worth a listen and a purchase). You can even find reviews to Determined to Fly and Next in...
Bon Voyage Brother Barnaby
Brother Barnaby just left to return to England. He had lived with us for a year, doing a similar pastoral internship as myself in our High School. It was peculiar for someone from the English province to come all the way out on our side for such an occasion. I met Brother Barnaby at World Youth Day in Sydney, and ironically we will be on our pilgrimage together in World Youth Day in Sydney in the...
We long, indeed, for the cessation of this war of spirit and flesh, and kindled...– St. Augustine, City of God
JustMe and Deacon the Villian with Tragedy and...
Another dope album from JustMe of Scribbling Idiots, collaborating with producer Deacon the Villian of Cunninlynguists. Together they bring the album Tragedy and Dope, indie exclusive on JustMe’s Bandcamp page, for only $5. JustMe had once been out here in California, known as Sage with a crew called Solseekers. They split, and JustMe went to the Midwest. He would eventually form the crew...
If you are a Christian blog, reblog this and I'll...
anewcreationinchrist: I normally don’t reblog this stuff but I know some of my followers will and this girl really needs encouragement! She’s such a beautiful blessing <3
Happy Birthday, we will treat you to Burger King!
Today is Brother Carlos Birthday. I decided I would make a delicious meal for him, BBQ chicken with Beans and Rice. 95 year old Fr. Hannan, the retired Air Force chaplain, usually gets his Church’s Chicken, and sends his nurse to pick it up for him. But somehow he thought we would be celebrating Carlos birthday with Burger King! LOL, that’s a way to show someone you are important to...
Better is it to contend with vices than without conflict to be subdued by them....– St. Augustine, City of God
Stages of Dave Santos
Dave Santos came on the scene almost a decade ago with a few beats produced for Sev Statik on his premier Speak Life. After years of being hired out for beats, his first solo offering was released: Stages. Dave Santos is a producer, exclusively, and has an assortment of serious ill cuts. He gathers the likes of emcees Shames Worthy & Propaganda of the Tunnel Rats, Sivion and Sev of DeepSpace5,...
Brother Michael Hallman writes on the ancient... →
Christ, abiding unchangeable, took upon him our nature, that thereby he might...– St. Augustine, in the City of God
The Manchild Insider Finale
Manchild, one of the illest emcees around, came through with a subscription service, Manchild Insider, he has a Tumblr, FOLLOW! (of course he blogs less then me). The whole catalog is available on his Bandcamp Site. Since this is really a collection of songs, some of them are worth noting on their own. Know Your Name Manchild was the victor in the Red Bull Emcee Battle, and won an album with 9th...
If you repeatedly say "Boots and Cats", it sounds...
Another beautiful Virgin Martyr... Kateri... →
On July 14, the Church celebrates the feast day of Blessed Kateri Tekakwitha, the first Native American to be beatified. Known as the “Lily of the Mohawks,” Kateri lived a life of holiness and virtue, despite obstacles and opposition within her tribe. More from Catholic News Services here.
The allure of fraudulent "ancient" wisdom →
Mark Shea takes on the rather silly attraction of new agers toward so called “Ancient” wisdom in the form of Norse mythology, Satanism, Yoga as well as a few others, after Cracked Magazine (of all places) did a piece tearing apart those cultic fascinations with mockery. The Cracked piece can be read here. Mark Shea’s piece is at Crisis Magazine, and can be found here. ...
all dressed up
Just before Vespers, Fr. Pat walks into Vespers. He is one of our Senior members, who rolls in on a walker with a lot of charm and wit. He’s wearing his old man gym clothes, and says “I see you all came dressed up for prayer…” We all laughed. I love being an Augustinian!
Scratching the Surface of Gallery Drive
San Diego Hip Hop locals with the heat… Gallery Drive is the Super Group of Tomorrow, with their full album, Scratching the Surface. My brother first told me about these guys, after I got him hooked on The Breax (Gallery Drive member Ruslan is also a member of this crew). I was also finding myself impressed by emcees Nomis and Afaar, members of this crew also include TruthBTold, Sinai, and...
There is but one Son of God by nature, who in his compassion became Son of man...– St. Augustine, the City of God
TV or Scripture →
Archbishop Chaput, of Denver has a short sweet post on his website, challenging our American obsession with television, in contrast to the way Muslims prudently allow themselves to be informed by their holy writings. Then that begs the question, why we allow ourselves to be mindless puppets of media culture when we have our own holy writings… Here in America, we have a similar kind of...
Nintendo Thumb Mixtape Free Download →
Heath McNease put out a Free Download of his Nintendo Thumb Mixtape called Straight outta Console. It’s free, or for a download. Listen to it on bandcamp, and show your support!
Symbolic One did an album with Braille "Cloud...
Before Symbolic One was doing chart toppers with Beyonce and Kanye West, he produced an Album with Braille, one of the illest positive rappers. The album is Cloud Nineteen, and they rock an ill collab together. Currently, Braille has been busy at work on his new album Native Lungs, documenting it in a series of video blogs. It should also be noted, that in the recording of The IV Edition,...
New Hip Hop Reviews
I am in the process of working on several new Hip Hop Reviews to be posted over the course of the next month. I do apologize for the long post, but there might be something on there you haven’t read or listened to yet. Give it a listen.
10 reasons to ditch your guilt →
In the confessional through the Sacrament of Reconciliation. God doesn’t want you to bear the guilt, ditch it by confessing to a priest to receive forgiveness of sins.
I need your help to be a holy priest.
I want to be a Priest, but not like this. John Corapi was a famous celebrity priest. He had a show on EWTN, and had regular speaking engagements across the country. I was not a fan, but could see why people liked him, he was like a Sean Connery character in an action movie. Yet, he was accused, and it seems like the accusations have weight. Like Congressman Anthony Weiner, he denied all of them,...
Two criminals were crucified with Christ. One was saved; do not despair. One was...– St Augustine (via catholicinspiration)
Truth is not an imposition. Nor is it simply a set of rules. It is a discovery...– Pope Benedict XVI (via vitaconsecrata)
Juan Rodríguez Cabrillo, a Catholic from Spain, was the first to explore our...– Archbishop Jose Gomez (Los Angeles) (Cabrillo had an Augustinian Chaplain)
Earthly life is a pilgrimage, and as such it is full of temptations. But our...– St. Augustine (via servabofidem)
I don't need a recording booth I have the...
I got back to the Monastery at the beginning of the week, committed to recording some more songs. However, I needed a microphone filter to keep my spit from covering the thing. I also worried, because 94 year old Fr. Hannan needs the heater to run all year (even when its 85 degrees outside). The sound of the heat squeeling through the closed vent is enough to ruin my song. Add to that, there...
Will is to grace as the horse is to the rider.– St. Augustine
Access is possible: Christ is the door. It was opened for you when his side was...– St. Augustine