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OnlySunshine    4,501
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[quote name='vee8' date='31 May 2010 - 11:27 PM' timestamp='1275362852' post='2121859']
I always remember that quote too and find it especially ironic, and amusing, when I see St Teresa depicted with such a gloomy expression.
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:lol:

Like this:

[img]http://www.marypages.com/Teresa5.jpg[/img]

or this:

[img]http://www.traditioninaction.org/Cultural/images/B007_TeresaAvila.jpg[/img] Edited by MaterMisericordiae

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laetitia crucis    121
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[quote name='MaterMisericordiae' date='31 May 2010 - 10:36 PM' timestamp='1275359791' post='2121825']
I just didn't like the way she was portrayed. Her face looked gloomy and I remember St. Teresa of Avila saying that she didn't like "gloomy faced saints." I see Elizabeth as a warm, friendly soul.

[b]I wish it was easier to find statues or pictures of my favorite saints. I have the hardest time finding ones of St. Elizabeth and St. Dominic. :ohno:
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Totally agree. :(

I've been trying to find a good statue of St. Thomas Aquinas.

Finding out the other day that my favorite statue was really (or most likely) St. Vincent Ferrer and NOT St. Thomas Aquinas... well, to say the least, I has major disappoint.

Alas.

Also, like you, MM (and St. Teresa) I tend not to go for "gloomy" representations of saints. I mean, we can have "sad" or "pensive" or even just plain "devastation" and "sorrow", but down right gloomy makes me a bit... gloomy. Like this picture of my dear Thomas:

[img]http://timothyministries.org/images/Saint_Thomas_Aquinas.jpg[/img]

:sweat:

[size="1"]Granted, I have been told in this image, he is contemplating the Passion. So... I suppose that expression makes sense.[/size] Edited by laetitia crucis

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laetitia crucis    121
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[quote name='MaterMisericordiae' date='31 May 2010 - 11:31 PM' timestamp='1275363077' post='2121860']
:lol:

Like this:

[img]http://www.traditioninaction.org/Cultural/images/B007_TeresaAvila.jpg[/img]
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:lol:

That's the one I always picture when I hear here name. Hahahahaha!

Very ironic, indeed.

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OnlySunshine    4,501
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[quote name='laetitia crucis' date='31 May 2010 - 11:33 PM' timestamp='1275363233' post='2121861']

[img]http://timothyministries.org/images/Saint_Thomas_Aquinas.jpg[/img]

:sweat:

[size="1"]Granted, I have been told in this image, he is contemplating the Passion. So... I suppose that expression makes sense.[/size]
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Wow! St Thomas looks REALLY unhappy there. :blink:

I suppose if he is contemplating the Passion, it wouldn't be something to really smile about.

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OnlySunshine    4,501
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[quote name='laetitia crucis' date='31 May 2010 - 11:35 PM' timestamp='1275363343' post='2121862']
:lol:

That's the one I always picture when I hear here name. Hahahahaha!

Very ironic, indeed.
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LOL, I find we think a lot on the same page. ::cue Twilight Zone music::

:wacko:

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laetitia crucis    121
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[quote name='vee8' date='31 May 2010 - 11:19 PM' timestamp='1275362366' post='2121855']
Actually the Carmelites were the last Order I wanted to say yay for :paperbag: I tried really hard to dislike them... I failed :sadder:

Therese <_< Meh no one reads her stuff
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I think I've tried [i]reeeeeeally[/i] hard to really like the Carmelites. I mean, I don't "dislike" them by any means. :sweat: However, I guess for me, it would be like trying to fit a circle-shaped piece into a square hole (if that makes sense).

St. John of the Cross totally captivates me with his mystic brilliance and poetic beauty -- all thanks to [i]The Ascent[/i]. :notworthy:

I am happy to admire him high atop Mt. Carmel.

I stand in awe of the contemplative vocation, especially the Carmelite contemplative vocation.

[size="1"]All who make it there one day, please say a little prayer for me... (God willing) I'll be that klutzy Dominican in a tomato-sauce-and-coffee stained habit tripping over myself and laughing hysterically while attempting to pray my Rosary at the bottom of the Mount.[/size] Edited by laetitia crucis

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laetitia crucis    121
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[quote name='MaterMisericordiae' date='31 May 2010 - 11:39 PM' timestamp='1275363595' post='2121867']
LOL, I find we think a lot on the same page. ::cue Twilight Zone music::

:wacko:
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:grouphug:

:lol:

(There needs to be a "high five" emoticon methinks.)

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OnlySunshine    4,501
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[quote name='laetitia crucis' date='31 May 2010 - 11:48 PM' timestamp='1275364129' post='2121871']
:grouphug:

:lol:

(There needs to be a "high five" emoticon methinks.)
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:cheers:

Maybe it's because we are both Dominicans. ;)

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Hilde    47
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[quote name='vee8' date='01 June 2010 - 06:19 AM' timestamp='1275362366' post='2121855']
Actually the Carmelites were the last Order I wanted to say yay for :paperbag: I tried really hard to dislike them... I failed :sadder:

Therese <_< Meh no one reads her stuff
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Your first sentence is my situation as well :lol:

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laetitia crucis    121
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[quote name='MaterMisericordiae' date='31 May 2010 - 11:57 PM' timestamp='1275364674' post='2121875']
:cheers:

Maybe it's because we are both Dominicans. ;)
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[img]http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1261/997909242_df8c169e34.jpg[/img]

Future [i]Domini Canes[/i], God willing... :))

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vee    4,728
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[quote name='MaterMisericordiae' date='31 May 2010 - 10:31 PM' timestamp='1275363077' post='2121860']
:lol:



[img]http://www.traditioninaction.org/Cultural/images/B007_TeresaAvila.jpg[/img]
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that one :rolling:

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OnlySunshine    4,501
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[quote name='laetitia crucis' date='01 June 2010 - 12:07 AM' timestamp='1275365257' post='2121883']
[img]http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1261/997909242_df8c169e34.jpg[/img]

Future [i]Domini Canes[/i], God willing... :))
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:lol:

I love that picture!

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OnlySunshine    4,501
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[quote name='Hilde' date='01 June 2010 - 12:26 AM' timestamp='1275366363' post='2121900']
I want to pluck her brows.
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:lol_pound:

She could do with a bit. I always wondered how St Therese (a French woman, mind you) kept her brows so nice. French woman are known to be somewhat [I]hairy[/I].

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Hilde    47
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I'm telling you, all you need is sowing thread. It's a neat trick. I'll have to enter an order that has thread. :evil: Edited by Hilde

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laetitia crucis    121
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[quote name='vee8' date='01 June 2010 - 12:40 AM' timestamp='1275367201' post='2121914']
Oh man I can't stop laughing over that picture of Thomas. :lol:
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I know! :lol:

Every single time I see it, the first word that comes to mind is "heartburn". Followed by "indigestion...".

:hehe:

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laetitia crucis    121
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[quote name='MaterMisericordiae' date='01 June 2010 - 12:29 AM' timestamp='1275366580' post='2121906']
:lol_pound:

She could do with a bit. [b]I always wondered how St Therese (a French woman, mind you) kept her brows so nice. French woman are known to be somewhat [I]hairy[/I].[/b]
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I've always wondered that myself. :lol:


[quote name='Hilde' date='01 June 2010 - 12:33 AM' timestamp='1275366804' post='2121908']
I'm telling you, all you need is sowing thread. It's a neat trick. I'll have to enter an order that has thread. :evil:
[/quote]

I had to google this. :paperbag: Now I know what eyebrow threading is... I've been curious. Hahaha!

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