“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.”
–Zelie, in a letter to Louis
Today is the feast day of Saints Louis and Zelie Martin, not the first married Saints by far, but the first married pair to be canonized as a couple..
Continue reading “The Married Saints”
“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:
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These are selections from a 2007-10 street art series, the theme of which was “small things.” At the time it seemed to me that so much of street art was either macho and bombastic, or had a sense of forced cuteness. I wanted to focus on the theme of the small while avoiding a twee sensibility.
Continue reading “The Wayfarer Dragged Himself Beyond the Hostile City”
There is a place in Belgium called Geel, with a special community practice toward the mentally ill.
Continue reading “Patroness of Those Who Suffer With Nervous and Mental Afflictions”
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.
Continue reading “And All Manner of Things Shall Be Well”
The feast day of St. Catherine of Siena is April 29th. I consider her my Patron Saint, the woman who helped bring me to the Church.
Continue reading “By Means of That Flesh We Draw Milk”
This post is in honor of Our Sorrowful Mother, whose feast is observed both September 15th as well as the Friday before Good Friday.
Continue reading “All Covered with Blood and Wounds”
Today’s post is in honor of St. Agnes, martyr and patron saint of betrothed couples, chastity, gardeners, rape survivors, and young girls.
Continue reading “Be With Them in Their Hour of Need”