Tag: mary and the saints 2016

By the Anguish and Love

(Note: This post was made before my conversion from the Roman church to Eastern Orthodoxy, and the calendar and prayers reflect as much.) Posted in honor of the feast day of Our Lady of Sorrows, September 15th (Also celebrated the Friday before Good Friday).

Let the Empty Specters of the Deceiving World Not Drive You Mad

(Note: The following post was made previous to my conversion to Eastern Orthodoxy. I very much acknowledge, recognize and understand the problematic nature of Franciscan spirituality in general; however, I remain inspired by the writings of St. Clare in particular.) Adapted directly and faithfully from Clare’s letter to Ermentrude of Bruges: Gaze upon Him, consider […]

The Married Saints

(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.” […]

Madonna Lactans

(Featured image: From the 2016 series. After Bernardino Luini’s Nursing Madonna.) “Blessed is the womb that bore you and the breasts that nursed you!” -Luke 11:27 In the Eastern Orthodox Church, the icon of the Galaktotrophousa, or “milk-giver”, is celebrated on July 3rd (and/or January 12th). From the marvelous blog A Reader’s Guide to Orthodox Icons:

And All Manner of Things Shall Be Well

(Note: The following post was made previous to my conversion to Eastern Orthodoxy.) May 13th is the Feast Day of Julian of Norwich: 14th century mystic, theologian, anchoress, and author of the first English language book known to have been written by a woman.

All Covered with Blood and Wounds

(Note: The following post was made previous to my conversion to Eastern Orthodoxy.) This post is in honor of Our Sorrowful Mother, whose feast is observed both September 15th as well as the Friday before Good Friday.

You See My Heart

(Note: St. Agatha is honored in the Orthodox Church, however, this post was made previous to my conversion from Roman Catholicism and thus refers to Roman dates and hagiography.) This post is in honor of the Feast Day of St. Agatha. Due to the conditions of her imprisonment and the nature of her tortures- her […]