(Note: The following post was made previous to my conversion to Eastern Orthodoxy.) Today is the feast day of St. Bernard of Clairvaux, the man who wanted only to live the simple life of a cloistered Cistercian monk, but ended up traveling the world, advising Popes, scattering heretical sects, and much more.
(Note: The following post was made previous to my conversion to Eastern Orthodoxy.) “I am longing to be near you, my dear Louis. I love you with all my heart, and I feel my affection so much more when you’re not here with me. It would be impossible for me to live apart from you.” […]
(Note: The following post was made previous to my conversion to Eastern Orthodoxy.) The Song of Bernadette (1943) is, of course, the story of St. Bernadette and her visions at Lourdes. It is a gorgeous film- in fact, this is the one which moved me to include stills as part of my ongoing Cinéma Jésus […]
(Note: Agnes is recognized in the Orthodox Church, but the context and prayers here are from the Roman perspective. This post was written before my conversion from Roman Catholicism to Eastern Orthodoxy. ) Today’s post is in honor of St. Agnes, martyr and patron saint of betrothed couples, chastity, gardeners, rape survivors, and young girls.