(Reblogged from remainherewithme)

Happy Birthday to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II on her 88th birthday, Monday 21st April 2014

Her new photo portrait is by David Bailey

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-27093369

Archaeologists make new discoveries at Whitby Abbey the site where in the year AD 664 the controversy surrounding the dating of Easter was settled.

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From "Know Your Mass" - the well-known classic, a beautiful book of cartoons by Fr. Demetrius Manousos, bearing a 1954 imprimatur by Cardinal Spellman. It was designed for children, but is recommended for all Catholics, especially at a time when authentic catechesis is at an all-time low.

(Reblogged from radioteopoli)

J.R.R. Tolkien in his study with his maps and books.

(Source: naturemetaltolkien)

(Reblogged from musicofthehyperspheres)
from Fr Robert Barron

Do you know St. Julie Billiart? Today we celebrate the feast day of this fascinating nun.

Born in France in 1751, she knew the catechism by heart by age seven. A freak accident paralyzed her from the waist down at age 22, but she never lost hope. Julie received Holy Communion daily and spent four or five hours each day in contemplation. She also welcomed village children to gather around her bed, where she catechized them and offered spiritual advice.

On June 1, 1804, the feast of the Sacred Heart, after 31 years of being paralyzed, Julie prayed a novena and was miraculously healed. She got out of bed, walked out the door, and went on to found a religious order (the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur), establish fifteen convents, and make over one hundred missionary journeys around the world.

St. Julie reminds us today that God uses us wherever we are and despite whatever limitations we bear.

St. Julie Billiart, pray for us!

from Fr Robert Barron

Do you know St. Julie Billiart? Today we celebrate the feast day of this fascinating nun.

Born in France in 1751, she knew the catechism by heart by age seven. A freak accident paralyzed her from the waist down at age 22, but she never lost hope. Julie received Holy Communion daily and spent four or five hours each day in contemplation. She also welcomed village children to gather around her bed, where she catechized them and offered spiritual advice.

On June 1, 1804, the feast of the Sacred Heart, after 31 years of being paralyzed, Julie prayed a novena and was miraculously healed. She got out of bed, walked out the door, and went on to found a religious order (the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur), establish fifteen convents, and make over one hundred missionary journeys around the world.

St. Julie reminds us today that God uses us wherever we are and despite whatever limitations we bear.

St. Julie Billiart, pray for us!