sackcloth and ashes

This is an offering to Mary by one of my personalities, Sorrow. Many of us are preparing for Marian consecration for the feast of Our Lady of Lourdes, and so we are reading, praying, and learning. Mary has been an excellent mother to us and most of us are glad to have her. So, hereContinue reading “sackcloth and ashes”

living liturgically (season one, episode seven, epiphany 2022)

The gold was to recognize that the toddler was a king, the frankincense to recognize his deity, and myrrh symbolizing his death. That’s why they didn’t bring Pampers, they were focused on the future.

morning offering

The Book of Common Prayer has a liturgy for morning prayer which I like, but this is a morning offering I have put together, which is much shorter (which isn’t the point here), and it’s about committing myself to God each day. I’m sharing it on the first day of the year in case aContinue reading “morning offering”

living liturgically (season one, episode four, advent 2021)

What I came to realize, right before Christmas, is that instead of focusing on all the terrible things of the past, I can enter Christmas knowing that Jesus has delivered me from those things…

the light shone in the darkness

I’ve been asked quite often lately why, after everything, I chose Jesus over the goddesses I worshipped for a while. Not only is that a legitimate question, it’s also a good one, and I’m grateful to be asked it. The short answer is in that the light of Christ shone in the darkness. Hecate wantedContinue reading “the light shone in the darkness”

saint mary magdalene, pray for me

Saint Mary Magdalene, my patron, You once walked in darkness, you served the prince of darkness, and your life was hell. But then, you met Jesus. You saw Jesus, you chose Jesus. He saved you from your hell, and your life was forever changed. You renounced all you had been and all you had done,Continue reading “saint mary magdalene, pray for me”

tattoos, stories, prayer, redemption

My first tattoo I ever got was the word “grace” in cursive on my left wrist, with a date underneath it written like this 3-3-08. I still love the word grace on there, but I want to cover the date and I have a great way I want to fix that tattoo involving adding theContinue reading “tattoos, stories, prayer, redemption”

special devotions – chaplet of st michael

I’m completely and utterly allergic to those pretty looking books with flowers or a scenic picture or something trendy on the cover that contain devotional readings. I’ve been allergic to devotionals for quite some years now, and the allergy gets worse with time, and so I must have minimal exposure in order to survive myContinue reading “special devotions – chaplet of st michael”

penitential rosary

I wanted to share a way in which I pray the rosary in a penitential manner when I’ve fucked up and need God’s help, especially with something in particular, which in this case was pride. Here’s an outline of how I do that, with an example that I prayed recently, after I had already doneContinue reading “penitential rosary”

some of my conversations with the saints #1

St. John the Baptist: “John the Baptist, I relate to you some, since you were crazy and offbeat and misunderstood and lonely just like me, but bro, you couldn’t have been known as John the something else? Baptist has way too many connotations for me.” St. Peter the Apostle: “Peter, I so get you. IContinue reading “some of my conversations with the saints #1”