Инстаграм @franciscat03 Lisa, ofs 🐱
#TodayILearned one great thing about watching a broadcast of the Mass: being comfy on the couch, with a cat on lap, makes listening to a long homily profoundly easier. 😆 Don't see parishes implementing this furniture change anytime soon, tho' I'm sure there are places that have kittehs drop in for liturgies. . Also great: being able to -- for free -- stream @ewtnmedia on the TV, as we don't have cable. ❤️ . Related: "CCC" doesn't just stand for "Catechism of the Catholic Church", but also "Catholic, Couches, and Cats". #TrueStory . #TIL #TheMoreYouKnow #CatholicCouchesCats
For years, I've made knotted twine Rosaries -- with metal crucifixes -- to freely give away. I made this one for myself*, and because it's mine, I attached a Josephite medal. . The crucifixes (and this medal) are made of inexpensive material, and as such, tarnish over time. After many years, the ones on my Rosary got pretty dang dingy. I finally had enough and figured, what the heck, let's see if rubbing 'em with steel wool would help. . BEHOLD!! ::Kermit arm flail:: . - - - - - * To avoid any temptation to give it away, I never take it outta the house. 😛 . #TheMoreYouKnow #Rosaries #Yay
What a lovely reminder, and for me, right when I needed it. (Tho' I'm not consumed by comparisons on Instagram, just in the general Doing Life™ thing sense.) . #Repost @brickhouseinthecity ・・・ Hey. I just wanted to remind you that Instagram isn’t reality. Every woman has lost patience and snapped at people she loves. Every woman has gone an entire day without remembering to pray and give thanks. Every woman has crumbs on her floor and pockets of clutter that never get cleaned. Every woman has felt frumpy and awkward when she tried on clothes. Every woman has forgotten to turn in that paper or permission slip or email in time. Every woman struggles, and doubts herself, and feels like she’s the only one So first, let me just say you are not alone in your struggles. You have never been alone, and you will never be alone. Secondly, every woman is not you. Every woman does not have your passions and your wit and your smarts. Every woman does not see the world the way you do. Every woman does not love the way you do. We need less comparing and more connecting. We need less competition and more community. We need less hiding and more honesty. When it comes down to it, these squares don’t matter. Being present and genuine and faithful does.
This is fantastic! . #Repost @natgeo ・・・ Photo by @BrianSkerry | A pod of Narwhals, rest on the surface in the waters of the high arctic off Canada’s Navy Board Inlet. Narwhals are called the ‘unicorn whale’ due to their tusk, which is actually a canine tooth that protrudes from the animal’s lip. Male narwhal tusks can grow to lengths of nearly nine feet. I made this photo from a helicopter using a telephoto lens. We were flying at around midnight during the summer in the arctic where daylight is continuous. I spied these whales as they surfaced for a breath in the cold ocean and hoped they would linger a bit so that I could observe them longer. The sense of wildness before my eyes was extraordinary and I felt blessed to be in this specific place at this moment in time. This region is changing rapidly however, as warming climate is effecting wildlife and indigenous cultures. In the not too distant future, I believe this place will look very different. Follow @BrianSkerry to learn more about ocean wildlife! #arctic #explore #underwater #nature #narwhal #climatechange #whales #marinemammals
In today's daily Mass on EWTN, Father shared in his homily some highly distressing stats about Catholics. Among them: only TWO PERCENT of Catholics regularly go to Confession. . TWO. PERCENT. . And we *wonder* why our culture is so diseased, and we're reeling from sex abuse scandals?! . When was the last time that *you* went to Confession? If it's been awhile, please consider going. It not only heals you, it heals the Body of Christ, the Church. It's a specific, concrete action that *you* can take to bring healing in this time of pain. . #Catholic #Catholicism #ChurchScandal
It's #ThankfulThursday! What 3 things are you thankful for today? Mine are: . 1) Hot tubs. . 2) A shorter workweek thanks to the Labor Day holiday on Monday. . 3) The communion of saints. . 4) Listening to The Bloop's =^..^= purrs. . 5) Soap. . 6) Plastic food storage containers. . #gratitude #thankfulness