The Boston Marathon embodies who Boston is in two words, Boston Strong. A day the city takes off to cheer runners on their 26.2 mile journey or to meet their friends who have been hibernating all winter for a Bostonian favorite pastime- “day drinking”. On April 15, 2013 two brothers tried to take this glorious day away from us and after the Boston Police took down these criminals it was our Boston teams that helped bring this city back together again.

Sports is the identity of this town; some may argue it is our church, our religion. It wasn’t until the Bruins game three days after the attack that we finally were all able to grieve together as a city. As Rene Rancpurt started to sing the national anthem within seconds the Bruins crowd took over singing- our faith was restored.

The Red Sox’s had their turn to help heal the city the morning after the man hunt was over. As the team hit the field sporting jerseys that proudly stated only “Boston” on the front, you could feel the emotions of the crowd growing. The biggest inspiration came from Big Papi before the game telling the crowd, “this is our fucking city.” In that moment the crowd erupted because we knew we were not only going to be ok but come out stronger then ever. As Neil diamond says the good times never seemed so good.

When you think of Boston you think of Boston Strong and behind this are the sports and behind this passion are the Bostonians.

It helps, now and then, to step back and take a long view.
The kingdom is not only beyond our efforts, it is even beyond our vision. We accomplish in our lifetime only a tiny fraction of the magnificent enterprise that is God’s work. Nothing we do is complete, which is a way of saying that the Kingdom always lies beyond us.

No statement says all that could be said.
No prayer fully expresses our faith.
No confession brings perfection.
No pastoral visit brings wholeness.
No program accomplishes the Church’s mission.
No set of goals and objectives includes everything.

This is what we are about.

We plant the seeds that one day will grow.
We water seeds already planted, knowing that they hold future promise. We lay foundations that will need further development.
We provide yeast that produces far beyond our capabilities.
We cannot do everything, and there is a sense of liberation in realizing that. This enables us to do something, and to do it very well.
It may be incomplete, but it is a beginning, a step along the way, an
opportunity for the Lord’s grace to enter and do the rest. We may never see the end results, but that is the difference between the master
builder and the worker. We are workers, not master builders; ministers, not messiahs.

We are prophets of a future not our own.

—  Bishop Ken Untener

Caption/opis: And so after 6 hours straight of Dungeons and Dragons, everyone in my party levelled up once and we made it 8 squares (8 days) into our journey. So far the most usefull person is Rathar Dashyng (My friend Noah) and the least useful person is Milo Tosscobble (Me) because apparently I CANT ROLL ABOVE A GODDAMN 12! Our Faithful party consists of Rathar Dashying (Fighter) Lee Sin (Monk) Rev. James P. Alf (Cleric) Caiou Argel Tennywinkle (Wizard) And Milo Tosscobble (Rouge) #DnD #DungeonsandDragons #Milo #rouge #fighter #rathar #pony #wizard #mlp #me
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“Of all of the things that she’s ever said-”

“-she goes and says something that just knocks me dead…”

Ansel Elgort, I love it when he smiles !! :)


Women Who Inspire Me - No. 1 - Our Lady

On this day, International Women’s Day, I must remember my mother, who has helped me in both the darkest times and the pleasant times of my life. Devotion to her is a vital part of my life, she is the most inspiring woman. 

Mary, the Queen of Heaven, Blessed Virgin, Immaculate Conception, Lady of Perpetual Help, Our Lady of Guadeloupe, Our Lady of Lourdes, Star of the Sea, is known by these and several other names.

I decided to quite fittingly use depictions of her in various cultures. Art is very important and it being international women’s day I wanted to show her in a way women of different ethnic backgrounds can relate to.

I also have chosen images from the films the Nativity Story and the Passion of the Christ.

Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee, blessed art thou amongst women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus, Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us, sinners, now and at the hour of our death, amen.