Today is the feast day of St. Agnes: patron Saint of young girls, chastity, and rape survivors.
(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).
(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 […]
(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:
(Featured image: St. Dymphna, after a prayer card. From the 2016 series.) There is a place in Belgium called Geel, with a special community practice toward the mentally ill.
(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.
(Note: The following post was made previous to my conversion to Eastern Orthodoxy.) The feast day of St. Catherine of Siena is April 29th.
(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.