Catholic Irving August 4, 2016Posted by Tantumblogo in Art and Architecture, awesomeness, Basics, family, fun, General Catholic, Interior Life, sanctity, Society, the struggle for the Church, Tradition.
Just a short post of some purty pics I’ve come across lately, both related to Irving. Irving is probably the most Catholic city I’ve ever lived in. Given that I’ve always lived in protestant-land, that may not be saying much, but there is a slightly discernible difference, even as more and more of the Catholics, principally Hispanics, migrate to the sects. That visible Catholicism has several sources, rooted primarily in orthodox belief and practice. It’s the only place we’ve lived where there is a considerable concentration of convicted Catholics living within a mile or two of each other.
It’s hardly Seville at Easter or Siena in 1350, but it’s better than others.
Two pics, one taken by my wife:
Kind of hard to see. If you save it and open it you can blow it up to see better.
This artwork was done by a young lady that used to live with us and went to Mater Dei for a time:
It’s called Two Hearts, One Love. It’s being displayed in an art exhibit in the Diocese of Springfield, Ill.
Rather similar to some of the glorious holy cards from times past you find at Holy Card Heaven:
Speaking of holy cards, I was told the prayer below was composed by a local priest. I haven’t researched to see if that’s true or not, but I did enjoy the prayer, but have been meaning to share it, all the same:
Heavenly Father, in the name of Jesus Thy Son I pray; May the Precious Blood of Jesus wash over me and through me. Let it heal any and every wound and scar, so that the devil may find no purchase in me. Cause it to saturate and fill up my whole being; my heart, soul, mind, and body; my memory, imagination, my past and my present; every fiber of my being, every atom.
Let there remain no part of me untouched by His Precious Blood. Make it flow over and around the altar of my heart on every side. Fill and heal especially the wounds and scars of/caused by____________.
These things I ask of You, Heavenly Father, in the name of Jesus. Jesus, likewise, grant that the light of Your Holy Cross shine in all these same parts of me and my life, that no darkness remain where the devil may hide or have any influence.
Mary, Refuge of Sinners, pray for me to receive these graces I ask.