greluc:

worker-and-parasite:

The Martyrdom of Saint Placidus (Detail) - Pietro Bardellino

St. Placidus was a disciple of St. Benedict

greluc:

worker-and-parasite:

The Martyrdom of Saint Placidus (Detail) - Pietro Bardellino

St. Placidus was a disciple of St. Benedict

Liberals claim to want to give a hearing to other views, but then are shocked and offended to discover that there are other views.

― William F. Buckley Jr. (via phil0kalia)

(Source: varangoi)

aliberatedimpulse:

emsantidade:

A rare shot of three types of friars together in Blackfriars church, Oxford. In this photo, we see a Greyfriar (Franciscan), a Blackfriar (Dominican) and a Whitefriar (Carmelite). 

Epic.

aliberatedimpulse:

emsantidade:

A rare shot of three types of friars together in Blackfriars church, Oxford. In this photo, we see a Greyfriar (Franciscan), a Blackfriar (Dominican) and a Whitefriar (Carmelite). 

Epic.

We love a thing in proportion to what it has cost us. You may judge by that of our Lord’s love for our soul, which has cost him his Blood.

St. John Vianney

Good Friday

You will not be able rationally to read the Gospel and regard the Crucifixion as an afterthought or an anti-climax or an accident in the life of Christ; it is obviously the point of the story like the point of a sword, the sword that pierced the heart of the Mother of God.

G.K. Chesterton

There is no worse tyranny than to force a man to pay for what he does not want, merely because you think it would be good for him.

Robert A. Heinlein (via ihavereachedmybreakingpoint)

The beginning of salvation consists in rejecting your own will, and doing the will of God.

St. Ambrose of Optina