saint sara

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“Many Romani from across Europe made pilgrimage to Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer in Camargue, France on 24th May to honour Sara e Kali, the Romani patron saint.

Sara’s statue is taken from the church crypt and processioned to the shore of the Mediterranean in a reenactment of her arrival in France with the ‘Maries’, the mothers of the Apostles. The town plays host to music, dancing, feasting and ritual bathing as Roma celebrate their patroness’ day.”

mythaelogy  asked:

what were your favourite quotes/those with the most impact that you read this year?

 i’m expanding this to talk about poems and collections too because i am That Guy. 

POETRY COLLECTIONS and CHAPBOOKS

POEMS 

QUOTES

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Ear To Ear - model: Zoe Kravitz, Imaan Hammam, Frederikke Sofie, Fei Fei Sun, Vanessa Axente, CL, Lizzy Plapinger, Tinashe, Grace Hartzel, Karlie Kloss - photographer: Patrick Demarchelier - fashion editor: Sara Moonves - hair: Duffy
makup: Sally Branka - publication: Vogue US May 2016

  • featured designers: Alexander McQueen - Proenza Schouler - Miu Miu - Saint Laurent - Gucci - Erdem - Giorgio Armani - details for jewelry check latest issue of Vogue
Prayer to Saint Raphael the Archangel for a Good Future Husband or Wife

Glorious Saint Raphael, Patron and lover of the young, I feel the need of calling to you and of pleading for your help. In all confidence I open my heart to you to beg your guidance and assistance in the important task of planning my future. Obtain for me through your intercession the light of God’s grace so that I may de­cide wisely concerning the person who is to be my partner through life. Angel of Happy Meetings, lead us by the hand to find each other. May all our movements be guided by your light and transfigured by your joy. As you led the young Tobias to Sara and opened up a new life of happi­ness with her to holy marriage, lead me to such a one whom in your angelic wisdom you judge best suited to be united with me in marriage.

Saint Raphael, loving Patron of those seeking a marriage partner, help me in this supreme decision of my life. Find for me as a help‑mate in life the person whose character may reflect some of the traits of Jesus and Mary. May he (she) be up­right, loyal, pure, sincere and noble, so that with united efforts and with chaste and unselfish love we both may strive to perfect ourselves in soul and body, as well as the children it may please God to en­trust to our care.

Saint Raphael, Angel of chaste court­ship, bless our friendship and our love that sin may have no part in it. May our mutual love bind us so closely that our future home may ever be most like the home of the Holy Family of Nazareth. Offer your prayers to God for the both of us and obtain the blessing of God upon our marriage, as you were the herald of blessing for the marriage of Tobias and Sara.

Saint Raphael, Friend of the young, be my Friend, for I shall always be yours. I desire ever to invoke you in my needs. To your special care I entrust the decision I am to make as to my future husband (wife). Direct me to the person with whom I can best cooperate in doing God’s Holy Will, with whom I can live in peace, love, and harmony in this life, and attain to eternal joy in the next. Amen.

In honor of Saint Raphael: Our Father. Hail Mary. Glory Be.

Our Lady of the Angels, pray for us!

“Saint Sarah, Sara-la-Kali (Sara the Black) is the mythic patron saint of the Roma (Gypsy) people. Sarah and Kali are both images of black feminine divinity, this connection arising through the Romani peoples having originally come from India.  Saint Sarah is said to have been a servant of the Three Mary’s and accompanied them to Gaul, modern day France. Another version says Sarah was the chief of her tribe on the Rhone and had a vision of the Three Mary’s nautical arrival and welcomed them to land.”

YO WE’RE 1200 PEOPLE! LET’S CALL IT A ‘MONES THANK YOU FOLLOW FOREVER’

So like I said, I just reached 1200 followers which is incredible awesome and yeah. A lot of stuff happend since my last follow forever around christmas last year, so I wanted to do one anyway. I was in England, I’m back home since.. three weeks (?) now and first of all, a big thank you for all of you who supported me in this time. It was rough sometimes but your support meant a lot to me - you’re awesome.

A lot of football stuff happened as well, Basti and Iker left (I’m still not over it), Barca won something but we don’t talk about it and my blogging during the break was a bit low and I’m very sorry about that - but hey, Bundesliga starts on Friday, better times are coming!

I actually don’t even know where to start, but I have to start somewhere so let’s start with the most important people here on tumblr before I come to the blogs you should definitely follow, some of them are bold (mutuals or people I really like and who have an insane good blog) and the rest is normal but their blogs are pretty cool as well.

Thank you all so much guys, it means everything. Thank you for following me and I really hope you don’t regret it :D

PEOPLE I LOVE A LOT:

vamos-realmadrid: Julie oh my god I miss you so much. Next week I’m coming to visit you and god, like I already said, I really miss you. We haven’t seen each other for over 9 months now - still can’t believe it. You’re my best friend, I absolutley love talking to you (would be bad if not) and our discussions about weird things sometimes. God we really have to do stuff otherwise I always have to mention the stuff we did 9 months ago, like Berlin or the weekend I was at your place and we..cooked xD France next year is a sure thing and we really have to go and get Donuts again! God I miss you honey, take care of you and I can’t wait to see you again. Love you a lot xx

buy-me-a-color-tv: babygirl. light of my life, my sun and stars. I have absolutley no idea where to start with you. This whole thing with us, how it started, how we finally met, it’s just crazy and insane and god I love you so much. I never thought I would end up with a girl and here I am, happier than I ever was before. We managed to have this long distance thing and tbh, I’m still so fucking proud of you - of us. And I’m still very happy that I booked the plane tickets on this day and came home for you. You make everything better. This all feels just so right and easy with you and tomorrow I’m seeing you again and ah, I’m actually just very happy. Take care baby, see you tomorrow. All the love baby, I love you - a lot.

worriedducks: Trinaaaa, my favorite American. Things are not easy for you at the moment, they definitely aren’t, tbh they really suck. But I admire you so much, how you go through all of this, how you stay strong and all. I wish every day I could do more than just text you, just take a plane to the U.S. and hug you till you’re getting better. But I can’t and this sucks even more so I’m going to sent you a care parcel very soon - already got most of the stuff. You’re an absolutley beautiful, astonishing woman who dserves all the best in the world. I love texting you and you never - NEVER - bother me. I really hope you’re feeling better soon, that you’re without pain and everything because you really deserve it. Take care of yourself love, love you a lot. xx

rowan-fcb: Roow I still can’t believe it! It’s two years now and we STILL haven’t met! God dammit, I really hope September works out well for us, because I really miss you and even when we text less, our friendship still means so so much to me. Your support, our discussions and just everything. You’re so skilled and talented and I also admire you a lot. All the shit you went through and you’re still so happy. I probably will never forget our first phone call after the World Cup final when we just screamed at each other and had a sore throat :’) I can’t wait to see you love. All the best for you, love you. xx

dramagneto: Jess my favorite girl from the Netherlands! I hope you are okay ? We haven’t texted for a few weeks but I really hope you’re doing great. Your support during the last 8 months meant a lot to me and I’m so glad that I have you. I hope you’re doing well with University and that everything’s alright - we really should talk more again! You mean a lot to me, you really do. You’re so beautiful, inside and outside and I’m so glad that I can still call you my friend. AND HEY IT’S YOUR BIRTHDAY IN TWO DAYS! I was confused shortly because you changed your URL and I was so scared that I wouldn’t find you again :’D But hey, here you are :) I really hope we can meet someday :) Take care love, love you very much xx

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#-C:

-coco-, -hailsaniker, 31-fussballgott, alwayscasillas, angelsofreal, annyislucha-y-belleza, annzzz, arcaneintellect, arjenrobbens, barethgale, bastiftnando, bastischweinsteigeraddicted, benzisqueen, bilderrahmenpoesie, breathtakingdestinations, buy-me-a-color-tv, capi-ikercasillas, capo-spartivento, casillasdesigns, casillaslordandsavior, cccc-hristy, cechspetr, chisharito, chr1stian-eriksen, ciibeles, coentraolover, concretar, confusedaustralian, cris-runs-the-world, cristianoesdeoro, cristianoronldo, cutiejamesr

D-G:

davidalabae, dontbaleoutonme, dramagneto, drei-schuesse, dunwall, fantasticfoxy, fantastisco-alarcon, fcbarnyard, fcbayernmunichaddicted, fcslayern, flashed-football-mind, foreverlahm, fuckyeahfcbayernmunchen, funsteiger, fyeahreal, gaertnerplatz-gang, garet-bale, garethbae11, gedankenreiseinshinterland, germanlads, gerraaard, gigi-buffon, gonzalohiguains, graciascapi, guti14haz, gutilicious

H-L:

halamadrid-ynadamas, hcetorbellerin, holycastiel, iker-is-everything, ikercasilla-s, ikercasillashateshislife, ikercasillasnipples, ikermadridista, ikercasillas, inlovewithharryslittlethings, iscoalarconis, itsagifnotagif, itswilsherepants, j-u-v-e, james-milner, jeserodrig-ass, jeserrodriguez, jesesmorata, juventus-black-and-white, kenway, kings-ofeurope, kingpirlo, kyapii, la-vie-marie, lascallesdemadrid, lions-stillhaveclaws, liverpoolrealmadrid, lordneuer, lotzens

M-Q:

madrid-en-mi-corazon, madridistablues, madridistaforever, madridshawty, mannschaftmadridista, manuelnewer, mattiadsciglio, mertes4cker, miasanmanuelneuer, mimzyblog, mnlnr, mrs-herzallerliebst, niallshmile, ohmyfreakinggodric, ohmywilshere, ozilreal, ozils, paintingtheparadise, panic-at-the-isco, pcdolski, podolzki, poldies, preciousisco, princess-lukita, quicksllvers

R-T:

ramoooos, real-germadrid, real-madrid-wags, realmadridfamily, remontadas, reyes-deeuropa, rocketcris, rogue1988, rosecityriveters, rowan-fcb, saint-ikercasillas, sanikerrr, sara-bastian, sbundbs, schnaf, schweinsteiger-army, sergiocuatro, sergioislife, sergioramosvevo, seventeenlovesthree, siempreconcristiano, surviving-life-diary-by-farah, swirlytops, tenisadrep, the-one-that-wasnt, the-sassy-fairy, thebeautifulgame7, thecaptainandtheboss, thomasmuellerfcbayern, toffeefox, tokigetsfit, tonicloss, toofaboulos

U-Z:

uefas, underneath-sergioramos, vamos-realmadrid, w-eltenbummlerin, we-are-born-to-die1, worriedducks, xabalonso, xavimascheranos, zlatan-style

AND I’M SO SORRY IF I FORGOT SOMEONE!


“One day the ferry went out to sea but the mainland never came. The captain turned back fearing he would run out of gas. He tried again the next day, but still couldn’t find the shore. In time, he took it as a matter of course, as they all did, as they forgot their desires with some relief, as the desires when they arose had been impractical, painful.”


From “Saint Andrews Hotel” by Sara Majka, recommended by A Public Space. Read it for free tomorrow in Electric Literature’s weekly fiction magazine, Recommended Reading.