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AveMariaPurissima    901
AveMariaPurissima
[quote name='filius_angelorum' timestamp='1340321001' post='2447261']
-when you need an hour to get ready in the morning...because you have to squeeze in the Office of Readings and Lauds!
-when you mentally "collect bishops" whom you've met or spoken with.
-when you REALLY want to stop having to buy new shirts/pantaloons.
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Actually...those first two pretty much apply to me too! :blush:

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BigJon16    1,278
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[quote name='FuturePriest387' timestamp='1340415415' post='2447698']

- You imagine yourself walking around in a Cathedral Cassock.
- You dress up as a Franciscan Friar at the Renaissance Fair.

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[quote name='FuturePriest387' timestamp='1340422678' post='2447744']

- You have your own personal kneeler in your room.
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DUDE. ME TOO!!!


This thread is so amesome.

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PhuturePriest    6,559
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[quote name='BigJon16' timestamp='1340470612' post='2447936']
DUDE. ME TOO!!!


This thread is so amesome.
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Sweet! I'm glad to know I'm not the only loser thinking about Priestly stuff all day. I can be quite deceiving. I'll be sitting there seemingly reading through a science book like I am smart and sophisticated, but what is going on in my head is really "Hm... I wonder how awkward it would be if a family member confessed his or her sins to me...?"

This thread is amesome. I approve.

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NonNovi    359
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Haha, how brilliant is this, we all think about exactly the same things :smile3: I don't have a kneeler in my room, but that's only because I didn't find one yet :saint2:

- when you think this thread is awesome (and you are male).
- when you are so dissapointed when they cancel the candle procession in Lourdes.
- when you're on vacation and at least once a day someone asks you if you're a seminarian.
- when you own a breviary in Latin.
- when you collect pictures of yourself with brothers/sisters of different orders/congregations/communities.
- when you buy stuff you don't need as layperson but "you might need later".
- when you see a pretty girl and you think more about her soul rather than her looks.

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filius_angelorum    151
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[quote name='NonNovi' timestamp='1340922157' post='2450140']
Haha, how brilliant is this, we all think about exactly the same things :smile3: I don't have a kneeler in my room, but that's only because I didn't find one yet :saint2:

- when you think this thread is awesome (and you are male).
- when you are so dissapointed when they cancel the candle procession in Lourdes.
- when you're on vacation and at least once a day someone asks you if you're a seminarian.
- when you own a breviary in Latin.
- when you collect pictures of yourself with brothers/sisters of different orders/congregations/communities.
- when you buy stuff you don't need as layperson but "you might need later".
- when you see a pretty girl and you think more about her soul rather than her looks.
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Hmm...I am not really there on the last one. I rather think about how good God is for making women so beautiful. Ah well. I am rather a hopeless romantic, which makes me perfect for celebrating marriages...

Otherwise, I am right there with you.

You know you are a priest or a brother
-when Friar Lawrence is your favorite character from Shakespeare.
-when "I Confess" is your favorite Alfred Hitchcock movie.
-when you practice chanting the Exultet and Preface tones.
-when you know both the verses and responses to the Iudica Me from the beginning of Marse.

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PhuturePriest    6,559
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[quote name='filius_angelorum' timestamp='1340923473' post='2450154']
Hmm...I am not really there on the last one. I rather think about how good God is for making women so beautiful. Ah well. I am rather a hopeless romantic, which makes me perfect for celebrating marriages...

Otherwise, I am right there with you.

You know you are a priest or a brother
-when Friar Lawrence is your favorite character from Shakespeare.
-when "I Confess" is your favorite Alfred Hitchcock movie.
-when you practice chanting the Exultet and Preface tones.
-when you know both the verses and responses to the Iudica Me from the beginning of Marse.
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I'm a victim of both. I too am a hopeless romantic, but I also find myself worrying about peoples' souls, even if I do not know them.

You know you are a future Priest/Brother when

-Your favorite Disney movie is Robin Hood just because of Friar Tuck.
-You have multiple pictures of Religious communities in your room.
-You collect the special issues of the Diocesan newspaper that is focused on vocations (I've had one of those sitting on my desk for months now).
-[i]Going My Way [/i]and [i]The Bells at Saint Mary's [/i]are your favorite Bing Crosby movies.
-You have multiple prayer books and have it to where even if you accidentally lose one you still have a full prayer schedule.
-You get the Leaflet Missal Magazine and focus particularly on the clerical attire.
-You don't think you could live without EWTN.
-Your greatest childhood memories are the Midwest Catholic Family Conference and EWTN (I am obsessed with EWTN).

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NonNovi    359
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[quote name='filius_angelorum' timestamp='1340923473' post='2450154']
I rather think about how good God is for making women so beautiful.
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St.-Augustine, Confessiones :proud:

That too, but what I meant was a change in thinking about the opposite sex. When we see handsome people (we're possible attracted to), we tend to let the looks determine what we think of this person. And we can be completely enchanted by someones appereance, but won't look deeper. Whenever I see a pretty girl now, I always wonder if her soul is as pretty as her looks. That's what I meant (but maybe I explain it not clear enough, sometimes I don't know how to express myself properly in English :blush:)

-when you can tell wich (bible)book or saint someone quoted or got some ideas.
-when you really wish you could answer "yes, I am" when someone asks if you're a seminarian.
-when the tip of your right shoe is worn.
-when you feel so happy when sisters smile at you when they recognise you.
-when you have all sorts of missals and prayerbooks.
-when you can pray in multiple languages.
-when you think Latin is the best language to pray :smile4:

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filius_angelorum    151
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-when you discuss with other men how to avoid thinking about women's looks ;)

-when your ex-girlfriend tells you that she expected you to start discerning much earlier. (Sigh)

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filius_angelorum    151
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Also, Father O'Malley a.k.a. Bing is amesome. "Just dial O, for O'Malley." Since my last name starts with an O, I rather look forward to using that line someday.

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PhuturePriest    6,559
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[quote name='NonNovi' timestamp='1341006232' post='2450556']
St.-Augustine, Confessiones :proud:

That too, but what I meant was a change in thinking about the opposite sex. When we see handsome people (we're possible attracted to), we tend to let the looks determine what we think of this person. And we can be completely enchanted by someones appereance, but won't look deeper. Whenever I see a pretty girl now, I always wonder if her soul is as pretty as her looks. That's what I meant (but maybe I explain it not clear enough, sometimes I don't know how to express myself properly in English :blush:)

-when you can tell wich (bible)book or saint someone quoted or got some ideas.
-when you really wish you could answer "yes, I am" when someone asks if you're a seminarian.
-when the tip of your right shoe is worn.
-when you feel so happy when sisters smile at you when they recognise you.
-when you have all sorts of missals and prayerbooks.
-when you can pray in multiple languages.
-when you think Latin is the best language to pray :smile4:
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Could you explain the one about the tip of your right shoe being worn? It sounds like something I should know but don't...

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NonNovi    359
NonNovi
[quote name='FuturePriest387' timestamp='1341032395' post='2450748']
Could you explain the one about the tip of your right shoe being worn? It sounds like something I should know but don't...
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What do you do when you enter a church and you see a red lamp near the tabernacle? Did that answer your question? :idea2:

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EmilyAnn    2,410
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[quote name='FuturePriest387' timestamp='1341032395' post='2450748']
Could you explain the one about the tip of your right shoe being worn? It sounds like something I should know but don't...
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Shame on you FP!

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PhuturePriest    6,559
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[quote name='NonNovi' timestamp='1341056277' post='2450800']
What do you do when you enter a church and you see a red lamp near the tabernacle? Did that answer your question? :idea2:
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So... you kicked a red lamp in church?

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NonNovi    359
NonNovi
[quote name='FuturePriest387' timestamp='1341065597' post='2450832']
So... you kicked a red lamp in church?
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Aha, you obviously don't know what a sanctuary lamp is. Didn't mentioning the tabernacle ring a bell? What a shame for a future priest :think: ;)

If there is a red sanctuary lamp near the tabernacle, it means the Lord is there. So, you kneel everytime you pass Him. When you kneel, one shoe (usually the right one) touches the floor with its tip.

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PhuturePriest    6,559
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I had an awesome one this morning. I accidentally took two boxers in the bathroom with me, and I thought "Well, now I can just decide which color I want to wear more." The way I figured out which one I wanted shocked me.

-You know you are a future Priest/Brother when you decide what color of boxers you should wear by what color the liturgical calender currently is. I'm wearing a proud green right now. :proud:

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NonNovi    359
NonNovi
[quote name='FuturePriest387' timestamp='1341155168' post='2451149']
I'm wearing a proud green right now. :proud:
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If I had one, I would wear a red one in that case. It's/was the feast of the Precious Blood of Our Lord!! (in the extraordinary calendar, I don't know if it's celebrated in the ordinary calendar)

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