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  1. Kayte Postle

    Kayte Discerns (An Ongoing Journey)

    I'm going on a visit with a new (to me) community this weekend, will be boarding my plane in a few short hours. Please pray for good things and the Lord's will be heard by simple little me.
    4 points
  2. AveMariaPurissima

    2020 Entrances, Vows, Ordinations

    Eighteen new postulants for the Dominican Sisters of Mary, Mother of the Eucharist! https://www.facebook.com/VocationMinistry/posts/1713406662142193 They livestreamed the entrance ceremony here: https://youtu.be/bK6AYhckWNs
    4 points
  3. Sponsa-Christi

    Live streamed consecration Mass, August 22

    Two women in the Diocese of Phoenix, Arizona will become consecrated virgins tomorrow. There's more information and some links to the live stream here: https://dphx.org/consecrated-virgins-living-in-the-world/
    4 points
  4. Totally Franciscan

    Rockford Poor Clares have a website!

    Here she is as a novice.
    3 points
  5. Nunsuch

    Prayers Recited While Donning A Nun's Habit

    Sister Rose Marie Tresp, RSM, wrote this prayer to say while putting on a mask in this time of COVID. I thought it appropriate to share here:
    2 points
  6. Pax17

    2020 Entrances, Vows, Ordinations

    Another new postulant for the Summit Dominicans: https://www.summitdominicans.org/blog
    2 points
  7. cutenickname

    A conversion like no other

    My friend was an atheist. He then became convinced of the truth of Our Lord's claims about Himself and the Catholic Church's claims about itself. By some convoluted, but not exactly incorrect, theological and personal process he decided to: 1) get baptized Lutheran (Lutherans baptize by pouring and believe in baptismal regeneration--like the Bible), because the idea of being un-baptised until Easter 2021 was intolerable 2) immediately, like the same day (today in fact), present himself to a Catholic priest to begin the process of being received into the Catholic Church. Where there is a w
    2 points
  8. Anastasia

    Former Nuns

    The experiences of former nuns and sisters are very important, both for those who is discerning and also for all believers. I read a bit of Alysia's blog (and will return to it). Those experiences are universal; one can have them being a member of a congregation and suffering emotional abuse from priests and sometimes fellow parishioners. I would say the more one wants to do things for the Church and Christ the more chances he has to experience abuse... It is quite sad.
    2 points
  9. cappie

    Remembering A Modern Day Saint.

    “And so, this morning we come to bury Myke Judge's body, but not his spirit. We come to bury his voice, but not his message. We come to bury his hands, but not his good works. We come to bury his heart, but not his love. Never his love.” Father Michael Duffy. OFM Homily at the funeral for Father Mychal Judge OFM victim 0001 September 15 2001
    2 points
  10. Call me an optimist! Those of you who pay really close attention to things will notice some changes. Let's play the "What's different?" game!!!
    2 points
  11. Kayte Postle

    Dominican Nuns of the Perpetual Rosary leaving Buffalo

    Sad to hear that the nuns had to relocate, that type of move is never easy. However, as a native of Newark, OH, I'm really happy to see the retreat center being put to good use. It will be wonderful to have the nuns in the diocese!
    2 points
  12. MIKolbe

    Where did everyone go?

    your silence on pantaloons is telling....
    2 points
  13. PhuturePriest

    Delete My Account

    As long as demands are being met, I demand to be a Mediator and supreme overlord.
    2 points
  14. DameAgnes

    2020 Entrances, Vows, Ordinations

    Also lots of good news for the Sisters of St. Francis of the Martyr St. George https://altonfranciscans.org/feastday
    2 points
  15. DameAgnes

    2020 Entrances, Vows, Ordinations

    New novice (and a solemn profession coming) at All Saints Sisters of the Poor Marian Sisters of Lincoln, two new novices and a first profession Sisters of Charity of Our Lady, Mother of the Church. two new novices and other good news for the Francsican Sisters of Perpetual Adoration
    2 points
  16. DameAgnes

    Rockford Poor Clares have a website!

    The Rockford Poor Clares, who do not engage with the internet, have a new website up, conceived and sustained by supporters and it's really good. i think a few years ago a phatmasser entered there. I don't think we've seen her back here, so perhaps she has persevered! Yay! https://www.rockfordpoorclares.org/
    2 points
  17. Pax17

    Rockford Poor Clares have a website!

    You're thinking of FutureNun. If memory serves correctly, I think a friend of hers posted here last year that she professed first vows and is now a junior.
    2 points
  18. Lily May Gath

    Prayers Recited While Donning A Nun's Habit

    Habit Prayers - when putting on the Habit each morning - Dominican Tunic: Clothe me, O Lord, with the nuptial robe of charity, that pure and undefiled I may go before Thy judgment seat. Belt: O my divine Lord, gird me with the girdle of purity, that I may be crowned with Thee in paradise. Cross: O Lord Jesus Christ, grant me the grace to take up my cross and follow Thee. Scapular: O Lord, Jesus Christ who was obedient even unto the death of the Cross, give me the spirit of true religious Obedience. Cape: Create a clean heart within me
    2 points
  19. dUSt

    My New Prayer Room - Before and After Pics

    I tore down all the sound foam and turned the old phatmass recording booth into a new prayer room. Since it used to be a sound booth it's also sound proof! I have an Echo setup to play Gregorian chant when I say, "Computer, let us pray."
    2 points
  20. cutenickname

    Where did everyone go?

    Oh to be clear I wasn't offended and if provided with the luxury of death bed I will die Catholic. I tend towards verbosity. It is a besetting sin of mine. St Joseph, patron of the good death, pray for us (me specifically).
    2 points
  21. Aloysius

    Where did everyone go?

    yeah i think discussion forums are just not where people spend their time as much with the rise of social media. everyone's out there on twitter and facebook and whatever else there is. it's a bit of a shame, i think there's something more special about discussion forums like this than those social media sites, we really had some nice sense of community for a long while. no idea what could be done to revive it--back in the day discussion threads about many different topics were always raging to the point one could lose their sense of time here, but you just don't see that kind of energy her
    2 points
  22. dUSt

    I'm not choosing the lesser of two evils anymore

    Bonus: He'd be the first president with a beard since Benjamin Harrison in 1893.
    1 point
  23. Anastasia

    Madame Guyon?

    I read Mme Guyon and about her several years ago; this is why I do not remember my exact thoughts. I came across her because at that time I read all I could find about and by mystics of the Church. All I can say is that there is a multitude of mystical writings but some of them are of "not of the right spirit". Such righting can have almost all right things stated yet the spirit is not right. I truly cannot put it in a clearer way but after reading St John of the Cross, St Teresa of Avila, St. Catherine of Siena etc I felt something was not exactly right about Mme Guyon. I had a similar sense
    1 point
  24. Seven77

    Fatima 2020

    I saw it a few days after it was released – – what are you guys waiting for!? It's a little less than what a movie ticket costs. Well worth renting. Plus you will be supporting a very very well-made movie. I was really surprised how well-made it was. This is how movies with Catholic Christian messages should be. Great cinematography, convincing acting – – Lucia, her mother, and Our Blessed Mother were absolutely phenomenal. I meanOur Lady was so incredibly real, holy and heaven sent but real at the same time. It could be the best portrayal of an apparition of Mary since "Song of Bernadette.
    1 point
  25. dUSt

    A conversion like no other

    Typos are ending. *endearing
    1 point
  26. cutenickname

    Where did everyone go?

    Apo is online right now!
    1 point
  27. Seven77

    Where did everyone go?

    Didn't go anywhere...
    1 point
  28. gloriana35

    Rings

    Some communities have a unique ring, designed specifically for them. The sisters who taught me in youth had a silver ring, with a central oval shape and inscribed cross unique to them. Some who don't have a unique style have a custom of wearing silver or gold, and others allow Sisters to make their own choice. One of my friends wears her deceased father's wedding ring. My own profession ring is gold, with a cross cut into its centre. There is no single approach.
    1 point
  29. Bonkira

    Rings

    It depends on the community and the guidance a CV or hermit receives. I've seen both gold and silver equally.
    1 point
  30. https://amzn.to/33krUNI Just in case we have any Chesterton fans in the house.
    1 point
  31. MIKolbe

    It feels weird upgrading a mostly dead forum, but I did it anyway.

    That's been reported.
    1 point
  32. Pax17

    Cloistered Good Shepherd - Finals Vows This Tuesday

    BT, good to see you posting again
    1 point
  33. BarbaraTherese

    Cloistered Good Shepherd - Finals Vows This Tuesday

    https://issuu.com/goodshep/docs/pitch_your_tents_on_distant_shores_chapter_1?mc_cid=b8ef81e2c9&mc_eid=%25255BUNIQID%25255D A very old thread I know, but a bit of interesting history for the interested. If you go to the above link and turn over ten pages, the nuns in the dark habits are in the pre V2 contemplative sisters of the GS habits.
    1 point
  34. dUSt

    Fatima 2020

    Somebody rent it and then lets all watch it on a huge Zoom meeting.
    1 point
  35. stlmom

    Dominican Nuns of the Perpetual Rosary leaving Buffalo

    I understand their new home will be the Sts. Peter and Paul Retreat Center in Newark, Ohio. That's all I know right now.
    1 point
  36. cutenickname

    Trump Is KKK

    He most assuredly did say it, he said there were fine people on both sides. The two sides were people protesting white supremacy on the one hand and people carrying tiki torches while yelling "Jews will not replace us" on the other. You are free under the current order of the world to believe, do, and say more or less what you want; but I put my faith in Christ that whatever weird hypnosis has fallen over the Church (in both her Catholic and Protestant iterations) will lift before my children and I are loaded onto trains or shot in the street by His Orangeness or his deranged worshipers.
    1 point
  37. AveMariaPurissima

    2020 Entrances, Vows, Ordinations

    Sister Mary Francesca of the Precious Blood. PCC of the Barhamsville, VA Poor Clares made her first vows last week. http://pcheartponderings.blogspot.com/2020/09/sister-francesca-makes-first-profession.html
    1 point
  38. fides' Jack

    Coronavirus

    I will not get it at any time. The mark of the beast will be in the form of a vaccine, or somehow connected to one, and it's coming soon. Hold fast to your faith, to traditional Church teaching, and trust in God, not medical science.
    1 point
  39. Pax17

    2020 Entrances, Vows, Ordinations

    Solemn Profession at St. Scholastica Priory; scroll down to June 23: https://www.facebook.com/stscholasticapriory
    1 point
  40. AveMariaPurissima

    2020 Entrances, Vows, Ordinations

    The new postulants' vocation stories: https://sistersofmary.org/meet-the-postulants/
    1 point
  41. Anomaly

    Where did everyone go?

    My Catholic experiences may well be a black swan. My family is both extremely liberal Democrat and conservative Republican. Straight and otherwise. Multicultural, multiracial, multinational... And no single faction has a monopoly on being a jerk at times. But mostly Catholic, and all Family. It’s natural for us to find the good and love people you disagree strongly with. I believe it’s our shared Catholic philosophy that facilitates us building the diverse family we are. You typically find what you’re looking for, so always question your queries.
    1 point
  42. little2add

    Coronavirus

    HAHA
    1 point
  43. dUSt

    Catholic Tan Books

    And rightly so.
    1 point
  44. dUSt

    Delete My Account

    The homepage stuff is automated. I'm not trying to win anything, I'll delete your account. Done. Anybody else?
    1 point
  45. dUSt

    Where did everyone go?

    This sums it up.
    1 point
  46. Antigonos

    Prayers Recited While Donning A Nun's Habit

    Thank heaven I can take off this hot and heavy habit, and get to sleep at last? Just joking, folks!
    1 point
  47. Vicki

    Daughters of Mary, Israel's Hope out of Tulsa

    According to their pamphlet, they list their charism as Ora et Labora (to pray and to work), and I quote: "We recognize the importance of the interior life as the foundation and bulwark of our entire life. As such, it is our daily pursuit to nurture and develop the interior life both individually and collectively through vocal and mental prayer, meditation, spiritual reading (Lectio Divina), adoration, and, most importantly, liturgical prayer, that of the Divine Office, which St. Benedict calls the Opus Dei (the Work of God) to which nothing is to be preferred." Labora is also listed as
    1 point
  48. cutenickname

    Biden Is KKK

    I care about abortion. I think it is a grave evil. It is the only culture war issue that the Catholic Church and I unreservedly agree with one another on; but fetuses are not the summit of my moral universe. If there was a burning building and inside that building there were 500 frozen embryos and thirty old ladies, I would save the old ladies first. Mr. Trump's America is that burning building. In my opinion the potential outcomes of another four years of Donald Trump represent such an immediate danger to American democracy, the "rule of law" (a phrase said way to often now) and the safety of
    1 point
  49. DeoOptimoMaximo

    Greetings from a Vocation Director!

    Hi Ya'll! I'm the Vocations Director for the Diocese of Venice in Florida! I first joined Phatmass years ago in college, when my faith was being re-awakened and this Phorum really led me closer to Christ and was a big help in discernment. If there's any questions that I can answer regarding discernment or point you in the right direction, please let me know! Blessings to all!! Yours in Christ, Father Shawn
    1 point
  50. cutenickname

    Trump Is KKK

    I forgot why I always end up leaving Phatmass and why I left Catholicism. Trumpists remind me. God Bless
    1 point

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