The Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham celebrated Solemn Evensong and Benediction at the beautiful London church of St James’, Spanish Place, on Sunday evening in honour of the Blessed John Henry Newman.
Detail of a Franciscan friar embracing death. Italy, mid-15th century.
Seminarians playing football/soccer, if you live in the U.S. ;-)
This is a video of the Queen of Peace Monastery in Squamish, B.C., Canada. It is an order of contemplative Dominican nuns.
If you don’t have time to watch the entire thing, skip to about one inch from the end to you will see one of the sisters cross-country skiing…in full habit.
Obey with humility your superiors, for obedience is the backbone of faith. Be sympathetic to the weaknesses and failing of others. Persevere in your holy vocation, to which the Lord has so obviously called you. Keep in mind that the crown of salvation is won only by those who persevere. It is vain to begin a good action unless you bring it to full completion. Maintain yourselves with holy emulation on the path of virtue., which I have so ardently pursued, particularly the practice of charity, humility, and patience.
—- St. Francis of Paola, to his brothers. (via abeautifullycomplicatedfiat)
*contemplates jumping in a rose bush*
Impossible to resist. This may be the cutest/most beautiful picture I’ve seen in a long, long time.