Saving Graces

new mercies each and every day

NFP précis


There is a post over at Little Catholic Bubble on NFP that is fab! Go over and read it.

It outlines a scientific perspective on natural family planning by guest posters 🙂

My soul proclaims


M soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord!!! There is this beautiful site called, which is like a video blog of the vocations within the Catholic church, and I chose the one on marriage first of course.

Gorgeous pic


how gorgeous is this pic??!?!?!


Abortion is growing :(


I love Fr. Barron and here he touches on a topic very close to my heart, abortion. Of note is the information on spreading contraceptives to Africa so as to halt the spread of AIDS…

My 2011 Patron saint – St John of Kanty


I was blog surfing as usual and Jen at conversion diary has this saint generator on her page and I thought why not and voila! I have a patron saint for the year St John of Kanty… boy is he humble and patient and…, yeah. St John pray for me!
So after clicking first I got  St John of Kanty… and thought who’s that? Then I saw the link to click for another saint so I did. After clicking the learn more about St John link of course. As I read the info on him the following quote just popped out at me:

“Fight all error, but do it with good humour, patience, kindness, and love. Harshness will damage your own soul and spoil the best cause.”

And so I closed the other saint I had opened up coz I sure need the patience and good humour bit 🙂 He is totally perfect and my brother just came to live with me and is job hunting so this is so fitting…

Nativity of our lord 21st century style…


This is so cool. Yep times have changed LOL

Catholic pick up lines


I found Cathlolic Pick up lines here… I found them totally hilarious! LOL

1. Confess here often?

2. Did you feel what I felt when we reached into the holy water font at the same time?

3. You’ve got stunning scapular-brown eyes.

4. I bet I can guess your confirmation name.

5. Let’s get out of here. I know a much cozier little Catholic bookstore downtown.

6. You don’t like the culture of death either? Wow! We have so much in common!

7. What’s a nice girl like you doing at a First Saturday Rosary Cenacle like this?

8. Sorry, but I couldn’t help but noticing how cute you look in that ankle-length, shapeless, plaid jumper.

9. Hi there. My buddy and I were wondering if you would settle a dispute we’re having. Do you think the word should be pronounced HOMEschooling, or homeSCHOOLing?

10. May I offer you a light for that votive candle?

11. You don’t have an accountability partner? Me neither.

12. The Bible says “Give drink to those who are thirsty, and feed the hungry”; how about dinner?

13. You look so beautiful in that mantilla you wear to Mass

14. Want to go to Adoration with me?

15. I didn’t believe in predestination till I met you.

16. Man does not live by bread alone. So how about dinner and a movie?

17. What do you think Paul meant when he said, “Greet everyone with a holy kiss” (1Pet 5:24)?

18. A little bird… the Holy Spirit actually… tells me we should get to know each other a little better.

19. Do you need help carrying your Bible? It looks heavy.

20. What are your plans for tonight? Feel like a Bible study?

21. Hi, this pew taken?

22. My prayers are answered.

23. What’s a charismatic like you doing in a mainline place like this?

24. Don’t worry, I’m attracted to you purely in a spiritual way.

25. What’s your name and number so I can add you to my “prayer” list?

26. Has anyone ever told you, your eyes are like doves and your neck like the tower of David

27. Oh you are cold, Ecclesiastes 4:11.

28. You have the body of Amy Grant and the soul of Mother Teresa.

29. Am I the only one who sees the sign of the beast in the Volkswagon logo?

30. Read any good Bible passages lately?

31. Wow that grey/black ash smudge on your forehead, vaguely resembling a cross, really brings out the tones in your skin.

32. You know Jesus? Hey, me too! (from Brittney Quirk)

33. God told me to come talk to you. (from Brittney Quirk)

34. How about a hug, sister? (from Brittney Quirk)

35. Would you happen to know a Christian man/woman that I could love with all my heart and wait on hand and foot? (from Brittney Quirk)

36. Do you believe in Divine appointment? (from Brittney Quirk)

37. My friend told me to come and meet you, he said that you are a really nice person. I think you know him. Jesus, yeah, that’s his name. (from Brittney Quirk)

38. You look like a good vocation (from Stephen Bonnette)

39. I lost my rosary, can I use your fingers? (from David Napoli)

40. Hey … I don’t want to embarass you but your Scapular strap is showing. So … how long have you been wearing that? We should discuss the Sabatine promises over a 40 hours devotion sometime. (from Robert Klesko)

41. You’re so fine, you’re divine! (from Thomas F. Varacalli)

42. “It’s Palm Sunday, may I hold your palm?” (from Walker Solis)

43. “A girl like you only comes along once in a Blue Army meeting.” (from Walker Solis)

44. At a charismatic assembly: “Slain here often”? (from Walker Solis)

45. Presenting a rose: “I just may be the answer to your Little Flower novena.” (from Walker Solis)

46. Thumbing a rosary: “How ‘bout joining me for a few decades?” (from Walker Solis)

47. “Me, I prefer a more traditional Mass. I’m a regular Latin lover.” (from Walker Solis)

48. “You look like (an officially approved) apparition!” (from Walker Solis)

49. “You’re a saint! Kiss me, and make me a second-class relic!” (from Walker Solis)

50. “If loving you’s a heresy, consider me anathema!” (from Walker Solis)

51. “Where did you find such an exquisite St. Christopher medal?” (from Jennifer Salame)

52. “Can I hold your hand during the Our Father?”
(from Alyssa Collins)

53. “My Guardian Angel thinks you are cute”
(from Aaron Russell)

54. “Let me get your number; I know this great place to go to on Sunday mornings. They have the best wine!”
(from Chad A. Dubiel)

55. “Wedding and onions always make me cry. Which do you like better: onion rings or wedding rings?” (from Walker Solis)

56. “You must be the eighth wonder of the world because I’m smack dab between seventh heaven and cloud nine right now.” (from Walker Solis)

57. “Is that a new perfume or the odor of sanctity?” (from Walker Solis)

58. “So YOU’RE the third secret of Fatima?!” (from Walker Solis)

59. “In the dark void of this world, could you be my luminous mystery?” (from Stephanie Adams)

60. “Dinner. My Place. Tomorrow. Don’t argue; it’s a feast of obligation.” (from Ben Cohen)

61. If I had a bead for every time I though of you, I’d have a joyful mystery. (from John DeLozier)

62. My sacred heart of Jesus statue started beating faster when I saw you! (from Corrie Christiaansen)

63. I love that new Benediction Incense scent on you. (from Alexa Schuele)

64. hey.. do you wanna take the church van for a spin?
(from Corrie Christiaansen )

65. You are like the book of Revelation. You’ve got me all confused. (from Christa Masson)

Sr. Sturmia has gone home….


A few months after going back to Germany Sr. Sturmia Denk has passed away. She has gone home. Such a sad day. She will be sorely missed. And to make it all seem real bad one of our parishioners also went home yesterday, but his send-off was definitely not as peaceful as I imagine Sr. Sturmia’s to have been. He was gunned down, shot in a robbery of his jewellery shop at Northgate shopping mall. We continue with the “Why believe?” series this Wednesday and Fr. J said he would be touching on why there is evil in the world. I would like to know why….

Goodbye Sr. Sturmia, you will be sorely missed, but I know you have gone home.

the war on work


Oh no. For a master procrasitnator, I seem to have a talent for getting onto websites that will just make me procrastinate more!!!! besides that though, Mike Rowe of Dirty Jobs has some interesting insights on the War on Work. Now TED is another site I will have problems getting off of… darn!

Culture of death


She is 13….