Latest Tweets:

"It’s important to protect your heart, yet it’s also important to know when your heart is no longer a fortress but instead a prison. Guard it, don’t trap it; you will only know how to do that by the guidance of Christ."

T.B. LaBerge // Go Now (via tblaberge)

(via joycecyojoyce)

*10

"I do not trust people who don’t love themselves and yet tell me, ‘I love you.’ There is an African saying which is: Be careful when a naked person offers you a shirt."

Maya Angelou (via observando)

That analogy is inapt. It would be proper to say a person was instead offering you their skin, knowing it will grow back but not without scars.

(via semper-spes-est)

Love yourself first, people. You won’t be happy in a relationship until you learn to be happy without one.

(via semper-spes-est)

*36

Pursuing Chastity & Finding Love

Anonymous asked: I bet your mother cries every day because she didn't abort you, your sack of shit.

twocrowns:

cultureshift:

No, but she does cry over having aborted my little sister. Her decision to kill her daughter has haunted her ever since. I have forgiven her for what she has done since she now respects the dignity and beauty of all innocent human life.

Who thinks this kind of nasty comment accomplishes anything? It never ceases to amaze me.

(Source: worshipgifs, via chastitymodesty)

chastitymodesty:

Chastity and modesty are counter-cultural, and that’s okay!

chastitymodesty:

Chastity and modesty are counter-cultural, and that’s okay!

(Source: beeofdesign.wordpress.com)

*6

I Wish James Franco Would Flirt with Me - LifeTeen.com for Catholic Youth

chastitymodesty:

YES. Real love is worth waiting for!

*75
chastitymodesty:

Well said.

chastitymodesty:

Well said.

(Source: worshipgifs)

*49

Pursuing Chastity & Finding Love

Anonymous asked: I just sent naked pictures of myself to a guy. I don't know what possessed me to do it. I'm a practicing Catholic, and I'm so sick of myself right now. I don't know why I thought I'd tell you, maybe I'm looking for advice and solace.

alwaysabeautifullife:

I’ve often heard “The bait you use determines the fish you catch.” It’s true.

If you are looking for someone who seeks satisfaction for themselves at any cost you may have found it. Someone who accepts naked photos is looking to take, not to give. They are obviously not looking for a possible spouse.

If you truly care for this person, the condition of their soul should be what you care for. If you, a practicing Catholic, are looking for a possible spouse, are all your actions encouraging them to seek God?

I often tell my children, “Will that action give them temporal happiness at the cost of eternal joy?” And also, “Will that action give them temporal happiness at the coat of your own eternal joy?”

I’ve been on your end unfortunatly, I’ve used the bait of my body to catch relationships that cost me my heart. In my ignorance I couldn’t understand why they weren’t truly interested in me.

If I could give you any advice I would apologize to the person you sent an image to. A good man would have rejected the image, a better man would admit too that it was wrong, and accepting that image from you was taking something from you that doesn’t belong to him. I would be honest with him that you are a practicing Catholic, and what your true intentions are in a relationship; the pursuit of your vocation.

Chumming the water catches fish quick, but if you are looking for a good catch you’re going to have to sit in the boat for a while fishing the same river, using honest bait. The wait will be long, which gives you plenty of time to enjoy the beautiful scenery, and grow closer to God in prayer. Be sure to hit up the confessional first!

The big reveal: looking back at God’s plan - TheCatholicSpirit.com

gloriatibidomine:

St. Joseph Cafasso

gloriatibidomine:

St. Joseph Cafasso

(via edmundofthewest)

*29
rciamusings:

The dream.

rciamusings:

The dream.