List Time

December 16, 2009 § 3 Comments

Some things I love about my Catholic faith:

  1.  The Mass.
  2. Singing in Latin!  (ESPECIALLY – Hearing the Salve Regina sung by monks.  This was VERY close to meriting its own line.)   
  3. The way everything connects.  You can’t agree with one thing, but skip another.  Everything has a reason and everything follows from each other.
  4. The mystery of faith.  The mysticism. 
  5. The way 3 & 4 are not mutually exclusive.
  6. Guardian Angels.
  7. So many highly praised women to look up to, throughout the generations.  How wonderful that their sacrifices are kept alive for us as role models!  St. Gianna, St. Therese, St. Faustina, St. Elizabeth of Hungary, and St. Monica are some of my personal heroes.
  8. Following 6, but deserving of her own spot, The Blessed Mother.  In today’s culture of female convenience, Mary is heroic in her sacrifice.  In her purity, she is glorified and in her motherhood, she is exalted.
  9. Confession.  Seriously.  Thank God.
  10.  Good priests.  Is there anyone better?  Honestly?  I have been blessed with so many good priests in my life (and more to come if any of my friends in the seminary are reading this!!) and I cannot be more grateful for them.  Thank you for all that you do.  I pray for you all.
  11. The knowledge that I am practicing a faith in which it is most certainly never promised that life should make you happy all the time.  Or maybe a better way to describe this would be: suffering is acceptable.  It’s rather reassuring. 
  12. The Theology of the Body.
  13. Speaking of monks- Trappist-made cream cheese.  We used to get this, Dad.  It was awesome!  Why did we stop??
  14. “Love alone creates.”
  15. Incense.
  16. The Chaplet of Divine Mercy.
  17. The March for Life.
  18. The Hypostatic Union doctrine.
  19. Mercy.
  20. The truth.

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§ 3 Responses to List Time

  • Walt says:

    Awesome list, Rose!!! Very thorough.
    Except…I don’t mean to be fastidious, but shouldn’t Jesus be on the list?!?! We really shouldn’t ‘take Him for granted’…we should mention him personally. Which is somewhat related to #20: always remember that the truth has a face, the truth is a person — Jesus said “I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life!”
    Re #13 — you’re probably thinking of the creamed honey made by the Trappist monks in Huntsville, Utah (you can google them).

  • shortside40 says:

    Haha its okay to be fastidious, Dad! It’s a good word to use. And you’re right, I should include Jesus Himself on there. I actually started out intending to make the list more about just little accessory type things, like incense and icons and such… but my verbose writing style just kind of took over as usual. Well, I’ll just have to make another list.

    Yummmm, Trappist creamed honey… it’s probably too late to get it delivered in time for your stocking. Boo.

  • shortside40 says:

    Oooh ooh, #21. G.K. Chesterton. How much fun are his books?? Yes.

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