April 24, 2014

Being mad about a canonization is like being mad at a wedding because you don’t like one of the people getting married.

It’s happening. Get over it.

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April 24, 2014

Man everyone be tripping on the Church making saints. Like two extra people at the heavenly banquet totally ruins it for you.

Heaven will have a lot of people that we will be surprised to see. And you better start letting go of that anger, because if seeing someone in Heaven makes your life Hell, then Heaven would become Hell, and Heaven can’t be Hell.

Which basically means either you have to change or Heaven has to change.

Choose wisely.

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April 24, 2014
ephremhiphop:

"Some #habits deserve to be rewarded" so Sr Emily & I find this at #CoffeeBean #nunsrock #nuns #nun #friar #catholic #sisters #Pauline #Paulines #PaulineSisters #Augustinians #Augustinian #didyouknowcoffeebeaniskosher

ephremhiphop:

"Some #habits deserve to be rewarded" so Sr Emily & I find this at #CoffeeBean #nunsrock #nuns #nun #friar #catholic #sisters #Pauline #Paulines #PaulineSisters #Augustinians #Augustinian #didyouknowcoffeebeaniskosher

April 24, 2014
Got @avillene now off to adventure!

Got @avillene now off to adventure!

April 24, 2014
My sister is coming my sister is coming!! :) @avillene

My sister is coming my sister is coming!! :) @avillene

April 24, 2014
catherineaddington:

Time 100: Pioneers
Sister Rosemary Nyirumbe
She gives hope for young women scarred by war
In Gulu, Uganda, Sister Rosemary has made it her mission to provide within an orphanage a home, a shelter for women and girls whose lives have been shattered by violence, rape and sexual exploitation.
At the Saint Monica Girls’ Tailoring Center she runs, those women can become themselves again, thanks to the security and comfort they feel — a tremendous accomplishment in a country still fragile from years of civil war. But what truly fascinates the people who have the privilege to meet with Sister Rosemary — as I did when I narrated a film about her, Sewing Hope — is her magnetic and contagious energy.
For girls who were forcibly enlisted as child soldiers, Sister Rosemary has the power to rekindle a bright light in eyes long gone blank. For women with unwanted children born out of conflict, she allows them to become loving mothers at last.
The traumas she heals are unfathomable, but the reach of her love is boundless.
By producer, director, and Academy Award-winning actor Forest Whitaker

catherineaddington:

Time 100: Pioneers

Sister Rosemary Nyirumbe

She gives hope for young women scarred by war

In Gulu, Uganda, Sister Rosemary has made it her mission to provide within an orphanage a home, a shelter for women and girls whose lives have been shattered by violence, rape and sexual exploitation.

At the Saint Monica Girls’ Tailoring Center she runs, those women can become themselves again, thanks to the security and comfort they feel — a tremendous accomplishment in a country still fragile from years of civil war. But what truly fascinates the people who have the privilege to meet with Sister Rosemary — as I did when I narrated a film about her, Sewing Hope — is her magnetic and contagious energy.

For girls who were forcibly enlisted as child soldiers, Sister Rosemary has the power to rekindle a bright light in eyes long gone blank. For women with unwanted children born out of conflict, she allows them to become loving mothers at last.

The traumas she heals are unfathomable, but the reach of her love is boundless.

By producer, director, and Academy Award-winning actor Forest Whitaker

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April 24, 2014
signum-crucis:

Christianity is not a philosophical doctrine, it is not a programme of life that enables one to be well-formed and to make peace. These are its consequences. Christianity is a person, a person lifted up on the Cross. A person who emptied himself to save us. He took on sin. And so, just as in the desert sin was lifted up, here God made man was lifted up for us. And all of our sins were there.
—Pope Francis, April 8 2014, homily at Domus Sanctae Marthae

signum-crucis:

Christianity is not a philosophical doctrine, it is not a programme of life that enables one to be well-formed and to make peace. These are its consequences. Christianity is a person, a person lifted up on the Cross. A person who emptied himself to save us. He took on sin. And so, just as in the desert sin was lifted up, here God made man was lifted up for us. And all of our sins were there.

Pope Francis, April 8 2014, homily at Domus Sanctae Marthae

(Source: facebook.com)

April 23, 2014
avasthings:

Mater Ecclesiae

avasthings:

Mater Ecclesiae

(via hashtagnovicelife)

April 23, 2014
Really enjoying this book on monastic life

Really enjoying this book on monastic life

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April 23, 2014
The bowling alley computers were fun, surprised myself bowling a 150 today

The bowling alley computers were fun, surprised myself bowling a 150 today

April 23, 2014
thefreelioness:

thelandofmaps:

U.S. Imprisonment Rate Per 100,000 Residents, 1978-2012

The US incarcerates more people per capita than any other nation in the world: Approximately 1 in 100 adults or more than 2.2 million people are behind bars in the US, according to the Pew Center on the States. In addition, another 4.6 million (or a total of almost 7 million) people live under some form of correctional supervision. 
Mass incarceration is not a result of higher crime rates: The US has the highest incarceration rate in the world not because it has higher crime rates, but because it imprisons more types of criminal offenders, including non-violent and drug offenders, and keeps them in prison longer. With the exception of homicide, US crime rates are comparable to other European countries with much lower incarceration rates. 
Mass incarceration disproportionately impacts US racial minorities: Mass incarceration has had a devastating effect on blacks and Hispanics in the US. African Americans are six times more likely to be incarcerated than a white person and non-white Latinos are almost three times more likely to be incarcerated, according to the Pew Center on the States. 
Incarceration hits hardest at young black and Latino men without high school education. An astounding 11 percent of black men, aged between 20 and 34, are behind bars. Much of the racial disparity is a result of the US’ war on drugs - started by President Ronald Reagan in the 1980s. By 1988, blacks were arrested on drug charges at five times the rate of whites. By 1996, the rate of drug admissions to state prison for black men was 13 times greater than the rate for white men. This is despite the fact that African Americans use drugs at roughly the same rate as white Americans. 
Mass incarceration is expensive: Imprisoning people is not cheap. The average cost of housing an inmate is approximately $20,000 to $30,000 per year. This price tag comes at the direct expense of public money that could be spent on public education, medical care and public assistance. And it is one reason why so many states face fiscal crises today. 
Source

thefreelioness:

thelandofmaps:

U.S. Imprisonment Rate Per 100,000 Residents, 1978-2012

The US incarcerates more people per capita than any other nation in the world: Approximately 1 in 100 adults or more than 2.2 million people are behind bars in the US, according to the Pew Center on the States. In addition, another 4.6 million (or a total of almost 7 million) people live under some form of correctional supervision. 

Mass incarceration is not a result of higher crime rates: The US has the highest incarceration rate in the world not because it has higher crime rates, but because it imprisons more types of criminal offenders, including non-violent and drug offenders, and keeps them in prison longer. With the exception of homicide, US crime rates are comparable to other European countries with much lower incarceration rates. 

Mass incarceration disproportionately impacts US racial minorities: Mass incarceration has had a devastating effect on blacks and Hispanics in the US. African Americans are six times more likely to be incarcerated than a white person and non-white Latinos are almost three times more likely to be incarcerated, according to the Pew Center on the States. 

Incarceration hits hardest at young black and Latino men without high school education. An astounding 11 percent of black men, aged between 20 and 34, are behind bars. Much of the racial disparity is a result of the US’ war on drugs - started by President Ronald Reagan in the 1980s. By 1988, blacks were arrested on drug charges at five times the rate of whites. By 1996, the rate of drug admissions to state prison for black men was 13 times greater than the rate for white men. This is despite the fact that African Americans use drugs at roughly the same rate as white Americans. 

Mass incarceration is expensive: Imprisoning people is not cheap. The average cost of housing an inmate is approximately $20,000 to $30,000 per year. This price tag comes at the direct expense of public money that could be spent on public education, medical care and public assistance. And it is one reason why so many states face fiscal crises today. 

Source

April 23, 2014
How to miss morning prayer… (Wednesday is somewhat special as we start at 8 rather than 730 and so requires a specific alarm) grrrrrrr

How to miss morning prayer… (Wednesday is somewhat special as we start at 8 rather than 730 and so requires a specific alarm) grrrrrrr

April 22, 2014

GO KINGS GO!!!

April 22, 2014
Newspaper Article Accidentally Sums Up The Marijuana Legalization Debate

thefreelioness:

letterstomycountry:

A newspaper in Ohio tried to create a forum for opposing viewpoints on marijuana legalization.  Un(?)fortunately, they were unable to find a writer that was willing to take the anti-legalization viewpoint:

Priceless.

April 22, 2014
Beer prices could go up under FDA rule that angers farmers, brewers

thefreelioness:

So this is a regulation being passed to “make the food supply safer” even though there are no recorded problems with the current safety levels of the food. Okay.

Mess with beer. Oh hell no.

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