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“Late have I loved you, O Beauty ever ancient, ever new, late have I loved you!  You were within me, but I was outside, and it was there that I searched for you.  In my unloveliness I plunged into the lovely things which you created.  You were with me, but I was not with you.  Created things kept me from you; yet if they had not been in you they would not have been at all.  You called, you shouted, and you broke through my deafness.  You flashed, you shone, and you dispelled my blindness.  You breathed your fragrance on me; I drew in breath and now I pant for you.  I have tasted you, now I hunger and thirst for more.  You touched me, and I burned for your peace.”

How Do You Say BFF in Latin??

Ora Pro Nobis means Pray for us in Latin, fyi. 

I love the Saints.  


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It’s not worship, duh. We all pray for  people we love, don’t we? And we sometimes ask others to pray for us, right? This is the same thing. BUT by asking the Saints to intercede on our behalf, we’re asking very holy people to help us out. 

The Saints were once normal people with average problems (for the most part) but who led extraordinary lives for Christ. They know what it’s like to live on earth, struggle at work, suffer through tough relationships, get sick, be homeless, and sometimes fail.

They know that feel, bro.
And they totally want to help us out.

They are the people we can turn to for advice, for intercession, and for good examples of ways to lead our lives. 

They are also all pretty freakin’ awesome. 

If you ask me.

So, ch-ch-ch-check back here to learn more about the Saints and to find a Saint specific to your needs, troubles, personality. 

Almighty, ever-living God,
your Only-begotten Son Jesus Christ
made Mary Magdalen
the first herald of Easter joy.
Grant that, following her example and helped by her prayers,
we may, in this life, proclaim the living Christ,
and come to see him reigning with you in glory.
—  Collect for the feast of Mary Magdalen, Liturgy of the Hours.
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Saint Albert the Great, patron saint of science/ physics, pray for us!

Saint Thomas Aquainus, patron saint of students, pray for us!

Our Lady of Perpetual Help, pray for us!

Saint Joseph of Cupertino, patron saint of test takers, pray for us!

Saint Jude, patron of lost causes, pray for us!

Saint Anthony, patron saint of lost things, pray for us!

Star of the Sea, pray for us!

Queen of Heaven, pray for us! 

Saint Hubertus, patron saint of math, pray for us!

Saint Dymphna, patron saint of nerves, pray for us!


It's like the second I stepped out of those church doors, I was hit with every spiritual temptation to sin.

Saint Michael the Archangel,
defend us in battle.
Be our protection against the wickedness and snares of the devil.
May God rebuke him, we humbly pray;
and do Thou, O Prince of the Heavenly Host -
by the Divine Power of God -
cast into hell, satan and all the evil spirits,
who roam throughout the world seeking the ruin of souls.Amen.