Religion: Catholic Christian
"Faith is not the surrender of the mind, but rather the courage to believe in something greater than yourself"- Inspiring quote I half-made up and just felt like sharing.
About Me: I am a quiet and creative person who loves to write stories especially about God (though I hope to write about other things as well. Someday.)
I also love to write stories about Catholics in different time periods of history.
I love Jesus and I love my beautiful Catholic faith.
I also love Mary, Queen of Heaven, and the best mom in the world. (God is the best father)
I am an activist using my faith and my writing to advocate for children's rights.
I AM AGAINST ABORTION! ABORTION IS A FUNDAMENTAL VIOLATION OF CHILDREN'S AND HUMAN RIGHTS!!!!
I love foreign languages and speak some Spanish but am nowhere near fluent. I especially love middle eastern languages such as Hebrew and Arabic.
I am also recently a big fan of German and French
My user name means resilient in Icelandic
Favorite Saints (numbers do not indicate whether I love one more than the other. It is simply for the sake of organization. I love them all equally, just for different reasons):
1. Saint Josephine Bahkita
2. Saint Jerome Emiliani
3. Saint Juan Diego/ Our Lady of Guadalupe
4. Saint John (The disciple and Apostle of Jesus)
5. Saint Therese of Lisieux
6. Saint Francis of Assisi
7. Saint Peter Claver
8. Saint Maria Goretti
9. Saint Mother Teresa of Calcutta
10. Saint Maximilian Kolbe
When you carry a Bible, the devil gets a headache.
When you open it, he collapses.
When he sees you reading it, he faints.
When he sees you living it, he flees.
Just when you try to re-post this, he tries stops you.
Can you hear that voice that says this is silly and so are you if you re-post this?
I have defeated him. Copy and paste this on your profile if if you're in God's army and strong enough to pick up the Armor of God and do what's right
Misconceptions about the Catholic Church and It's teachings
1. Myth: The Catholic church oppresses women.
Fact: While it is true that women can't be priests, this is not simply because they are women. Also the Catholic Church has always allowed female participation throughout it's history. (I'm not just saying that because I'm Catholic, there is actual evidence for this.) This is through places such as nunneries etc.
2. Myth: Catholics worship Mary
Fact: We do NOT worship Mary. We honor her as the Mother of God. Worship involves a sacrifice. (In the Mass, it is the Eucharist (the piece of bread) that becomes the actual body and blood of Jesus Christ.) Just singing and praying alone isn't worship, though it is an important part of having a relationship with God. When we sacrifice, we sacrifice only to Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior who is the Son of God. We ask Mary only for her intercession. Prayer is simply making a petition of someone, not worship. So therefore we don't worship Mary or any of the Saints we pray to.
3. Myth: We worship statues of Saints.
Fact: We do NOT worship statues of saints. Again we only honor them and keep them as a reminder of what we're supposed to be doing. It's just like looking at a picture of your loved one.
4. Myth: We talk to dead people, who people often associate with us praying (simply making a petition, prayer isn't worship) to the saints
Fact: The saints aren't dead. They're souls are very much alive in heaven, therefore it is no different asking them to pray for us, than it is for us to ask our family and friends here on earth to pray for us.
5. Myth: Catholics worship the Pope
Fact: We DO NOT worship the Pope. We believe he is a sinner just like everyone else. He is a simply a steward of Jesus's doctrine until Jesus comes back. Sort of like a Prime minister to a King. Just because we have a church hierarchy of the Pope then archbishops, bishops and priests does not mean we believe, or that we are saying that, they are better than everyone else or that one station is better than another.
6. Myth: Catholics build fancy Cathedrals and therefore aren't living like Christ in poverty.
Fact: Catholics do not live in wealth simply because they build fancy cathedrals. The cathedrals are built so beautifully because they are meant to represent heaven and to honor God. The money from these projects is not kept by the clergy nor do they live in the cathedrals themselves. They are meant to remind anyone who comes into them for mass or adoration of the Glory of God and to help us anticipate heaven.
7. Myth: The Catholic Church did nothing to help the Jews during the Holocaust.
Fact: This is simply anti-Catholic propaganda. In fact Pope Pius XII issued a declaration, in German instead of the traditional Latin because he wanted to make sure it was completely understood by the Germans, condemning what the Nazi's were doing. Also through the organized efforts of the Pope and the Catholic Church, by the end of the war in 1945, 860,000! Jews had been saved by the Catholic Church alone.
The Fellowship of the Unashamed
I AM A PART of the Fellowship of the Unashamed.
The die has been cast. The decision has been made. I have stepped over the line. I won’t look back, let up, slow down, back away or be still.
My past is redeemed, my present makes sense, and my future is in God’s hands. I am finished and done with low living, small planning, the bare minimum, smooth knees, mundane talking, frivolous living, selfish giving, and dwarfed goals.
I no longer need preeminence, prosperity, position, promotions, applause, or popularity. I don’t have to be right, first, the best, recognized, praised, regarded, or rewarded. I now live by faith. I lean on Christ’s presence. I love with patience, live by prayer, and labor with the power of God’s grace.
My face is set. My gait is fast, my goal is heaven. My road is narrow, my way is rough, my companions are few, my Guide is reliable, and my mission is clear.
I cannot be bought, compromised, detoured, lured away, turned back, deluded, or delayed. I will not flinch in the face of sacrifice, hesitate in the presence of adversity, negotiate at the table of the enemy, ponder at the pool of popularity, or meander in the maze of mediocrity.
I won’t give up, shut up, let up or slow up until I have stayed up, stored up, prayed up, paid up, and spoken up for the cause of Christ.
I am a disciple of Jesus. I am a Catholic. I must go until He comes, give until I drop, speak out until all know, and work until He stops me. And when He returns for His own, He will have no difficulty recognizing me. My banner is clear: I am a part of the Fellowship of the Unashamed.
(Poem by Patrick Padley)
The version found written on the wall in Mother Teresa's home for children in Calcutta:
People are often unreasonable, irrational, and self-centered. Forgive them anyway.
If you are kind, people may accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives. Be kind anyway.
If you are successful, you will win some unfaithful friends and some genuine enemies. Succeed anyway.
If you are honest and sincere people may deceive you. Be honest and sincere anyway.
What you spend years creating, others could destroy overnight. Create anyway.
If you find serenity and happiness, some may be jealous. Be happy anyway.
The good you do today, will often be forgotten. Do good anyway.
Give the best you have, and it will never be enough. Give your best anyway.
In the final analysis, it is between you and God. It was never between you and them anyway.
(Poem by Saint mother Theresa)
I Believe in one God, the Father Almighty, maker of Heaven and Earth
Of ALL things visible and invisible
I Believe in one Lord Jesus Christ, the only begotten Son of God
Born of the Father before all ages
God from God
Light from Light
True God from True God
Begotten not made, consubstantial with the Father
Through him all things were made
For us men and for our salvation he came down from Heaven
And by the Holy Spirit was incarnate of the Virgin Mary and became man
For OUR SAKE he was crucified under Pontius Pilate
He suffered death and was buried and rose again on the third day in accordance with the scriptures
He ascended into Heaven and is seated at the right hand of the Father
He will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead and his kingdom will have no end
I Believe in the Holy Spirit the Lord the giver of life
Who proceeds from the Father and the Son, who with the Father and the Son is adored and glorified, who has
spoken through the prophets
I Believe in One, Holy, Catholic, and Apostolic Church
I confess one baptism for the forgiveness of sins
And I look forward to the resurrection of the dead and the life of the world to come