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"Victory", drawn by me

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The royal garb of Jesus,
was torn flesh
His throne, a cross of wood.
His crown, woven of thorns.

The dowry for his bride,
paid in blood.
A new Eve sprung from the side
of new Adam. 

Queen mother in tears,
stands at his right.
Watching death bear life,
heaven and earth sing the wedding song.

- Rachel Gohlman

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Catholics are romantic. We believe that two people can fall in love and stay in love. We believe that the biggest jerk can become the holiest person in our lives. We believe that the lowly are the ones who will be raised, the downtrodden the blessed, and the ones who are taken advantage of, justified. We believe that joy changes lives. That a piece of bread and a cup of wine transforms into the body and blood of Christ. And consuming that body and blood will transform us. We believe that we can step into a confessional a repentant sinner and walk out a forgiven son or daughter. We are romantic.
Ryan Mann, seminarian
(quote is not verbatim)   (via firerainingdown)
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Art by Greg Olsen and Liz Lemon Swindle

May the birth, life and passion of Jesus Christ bring you courage and joy this Holy Week and hasten your anticipation of the Resurrection to come.

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“May the Lord answer you when you are in distress;
may the name of the God of Jacob protect you.
May he send you help from the sanctuary
and grant you support from Zion.
May he remember all your sacrifices
and accept your burnt offerings.b
May he give you the desire of your heart
and make all your plans succeed.
May we shout for joy over your victory
and lift up our banners in the name of our God.


May the Lord grant all your requests.


Now this I know:
The Lord gives victory to his anointed.
He answers him from his heavenly sanctuary
with the victorious power of his right hand.”

-Psalm 20: 1-6

May the Lord answer you when you are in distress;

may the name of the God of Jacob protect you.

May he send you help from the sanctuary

and grant you support from Zion.

May he remember all your sacrifices

and accept your burnt offerings.b

May he give you the desire of your heart

and make all your plans succeed.

May we shout for joy over your victory

and lift up our banners in the name of our God.

May the Lord grant all your requests.

Now this I know:

The Lord gives victory to his anointed.

He answers him from his heavenly sanctuary

with the victorious power of his right hand.”

-Psalm 20: 1-6

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thetalkingsaint:

echiromani:

Candlelight procession at the North American College, Rome: prayer vigil for the men to be ordained deacons.

(PNACPS)

maybe me some day…

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Please remember to pause and say a prayer for all our seminarians. Even a single Hail Mary will do.

Please remember to pause and say a prayer for all our seminarians. Even a single Hail Mary will do.

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Blessed be the LORD, my rock, Who trains my hands for war, And my fingers for battle; My lovingkindness and my fortress, My stronghold and my deliverer, My shield and He in whom I take refuge.

-Psalm 144:1-2

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I can’t stress this enough. The sacrament of confession is awesome. Jesus forgives time and time again. He always loves. He always washes us clean. He is always waiting for us.

Get ye shriven!

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The seminarian experiences the beauty of [the] call in a moment of grace which could be defined as ‘falling in love’. His soul is filled with amazement, which makes him ask in prayer: ‘Lord, why me?’ But love knows no ‘why’; it is a free gift to which one responds with the gift of self.
 - Benedict XVI (Speaking to Seminarians, World Youth Day, 2005).
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If you haven’t gone in awhile, please go. You won’t regret it!