Recently, I’ve been disappointed and disillusioned in the USA. Perhaps that has to do with my own failings and regrouping. But, as I drive through the Midwest and see how gorgeous my country is ~ as I witness NY State working to protect “Pro Choice” rights and view a “Pro Choice” rally in front of Lambeau Field (Home of the Green Bay Packers football team located in a heavily Catholic/Christian community) I am starting to believe in the USA doctrine, again. We can disagree, we can argue, we have smart people and morons living together – we will do stupid things – we are human. But, we, as United States Citizens, can state our feelings for good or bad. Then stumble along to address those issues.
One on one.
The people in the midwestern hotel – dressed in biker gang gear – are kind, holding the door for a gimpy dievca and asking how she is doing.
This place isn’t perfect by any means, but its mine.
Happy Independence Day~
All Saints Day, the day on which Catholics celebrate all the saints, known and unknown, is a surprisingly old feast. It arose out of the Christian tradition of celebrating the martyrdom of saints on the anniversary of their martyrdom. When martyrdom increased during the persecutions of the late Roman Empire, local dioceses instituted a common feast day to make sure that all martyrs, known and unknown, were properly honored.
There are thousands of canonized saints, those individuals officially recognized by the Church as holy men and women worthy of imitation. Because miracles have been associated with these people, and their lives have been fully examined and found holy by the Church to be prime examples of holiness, and powerful intercessors before God. There are also many patron saints, guardians or protectors of different areas and states of life. For instance, St. Vitus is the patron saint against oversleeping, and St. Joseph of Cupertino is the patron saint of air travelers. It may sound crazy to have a patron saint against oversleeping, but keep in mind the Church has something meaningful for every area of our human lives. All of these saints are celebrated throughout the year and many have their own feast days.
(Sources: catholicism.about.com and churchyear.net)
Apparently, dievca is Saint Gemma and Saint Patrick….
“Voices….I hear Voices~”
Russell Glyn “Russ” Ballard is an English singer, songwriter and musician. Born October 31, 1945