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"This is your life, joys and sorrow mingled, one succeeding the other." - Ven Catherine McAuley, Foundress of the Mercy charism.
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simply-walking:

"It is useless to try to make peace with ourselves by being pleased with everything we’ve done. In order to settle down in the quiet of our own being we must learn to be detached from the results of our own activity.

"We must withdraw ourselves, to some extent, from effects that are beyond our…

— 1 hour ago with 2 notes
#Thomas Merton  #food for thought  #catholic  #monastic 
laclefdescoeurs:

Seeking Solace, 1915, Tasos Loukidis

laclefdescoeurs:

Seeking Solace, 1915, Tasos Loukidis

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— 16 hours ago with 89 notes

themidwifeisin:

Buy these posters and find more from the amazing Repeal Hyde Art Project!

They are so amazing and speak so many truths - when I have my own clinic I’m going to put all of them up on the walls.  So beautiful!

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#this is fabulous  #I hope all my pro-life friends reblog this too  #I am a feminist  #Reproductive justice  #I am pro-life 
webofgoodnews:

Man celebrates birthday every year by giving out $5 bills in North Carolina
Bob Blackley spent his 59th birthday standing on the corner of an intersection in Winston-Salem giving out $5 bills.
He’s been doing it for three years now. First, it was $700, then $750, and now $800. That’s a $5 bill for 160 people.
On Thursday, Blackley was at the corner of Silas Creek and Peters Creek Parkways with a cardboard sign that reads, “I have a job. I have a home. Could you use an extra $5?”
“Glad I woke up, glad I’m able to do it,” said Blackley. “That’s what life’s all about, smiling.”
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webofgoodnews:

Man celebrates birthday every year by giving out $5 bills in North Carolina

Bob Blackley spent his 59th birthday standing on the corner of an intersection in Winston-Salem giving out $5 bills.

He’s been doing it for three years now. First, it was $700, then $750, and now $800. That’s a $5 bill for 160 people.

On Thursday, Blackley was at the corner of Silas Creek and Peters Creek Parkways with a cardboard sign that reads, “I have a job. I have a home. Could you use an extra $5?”

“Glad I woke up, glad I’m able to do it,” said Blackley. “That’s what life’s all about, smiling.”

Read more

Webofgoodnews.com

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— 1 day ago with 522 notes
#Beautiful  #Cause for smiling  #Living in gratitude 

swanjolras:

this blog typically only mentions harry potter when discussing criticisms of it, but can i take a moment to talk about hermione granger

this is a girl who finds out that magic is real and she’s a witch and promptly spends the next several months studying in case there’s a test

and, three years later, her greatest fear is still that she’s failed all of her tests and, by implication, will be kicked out of the wizarding world

this is a girl who figures out singlehandedly that nicolas flamel is the one who invented the philosopher’s stone, that the potions puzzle can only be solved by logic, that the monster in the chamber of secrets is a basilisk and that it’s petrifying people AND that carrying around a mirror will protect you from it, that sirius black sent harry that broomstick, that professor lupin is a werewolf, that while severus snape is the worst person ever he’s not actually working for voldemort, that the person who wrote in harry’s 6th year potions book is incredibly sketchy, that godric’s hollow is a terrible place to spend christmas

this is a girl who has despicable slurs thrown at her by the SON OF A KNOWN HATE CRIMINAL when she is TWELVE, this is a girl who is casually and viciously insulted by her potions teacher on her FIRST DAY OF CLASS and again and again afterwards (“i see no difference” when her face is hexed to make her teeth grow out like rabbits’, “insufferable know-it-all”, etc), this is a girl who is literally attacked by an incredibly deadly basilisk because she is a muggle-born (again when she is TWELVE), who is CONTINUALLY in physical danger simply because she happens to be a witch with muggle parents

this is a girl who actively endeavors to end the oppression of others by starting a society to protect the welfare of house-elves; this is a girl who responds to bullying and hatred and discrimination by being the best damn student hogwarts has ever seen; this is a girl who, when she is eleven years old, knows that in desperate times, “kindness and bravery” are more important than getting to one-up your peers academically

this is a girl who erases the fact that her family knows she exists in order to help save the world

in a deeply flawed narrative, hermione granger is fucking flawless

(Source: swanjolraven, via rosmyers)

— 1 day ago with 9008 notes
#Hermione Granger  #Harry Potter 
gtasoldier:

Christ have mercy on me.

gtasoldier:

Christ have mercy on me.

(Source: cyku, via faithfriends)

— 1 day ago with 662 notes
#crucifix  #Christ  #catholic 

mymodernmet:

Austria-based photographer Nicholas Roemmelt captures brilliantly clear photos of the surrounding landscape beneath the night sky.

— 2 days ago with 2941 notes
#stars  #night sky  #landscape 
vicvondoombwhahaha:

You can’t convince me this raccoon isn’t elegantly playing the deepest sonata you’ll ever hear on a avant garde harp

vicvondoombwhahaha:

You can’t convince me this raccoon isn’t elegantly playing the deepest sonata you’ll ever hear on a avant garde harp

(Source: howdyhannaa, via chrysostmom)

— 2 days ago with 142561 notes
#I love this