Spirituality & Praxis
I spent some of my college years studying with the Jesuits, which inevitably led to theology classes and the fascinating history of religion. That class is summarized in this new version of a great graphic by Simon E. Davies, a complex tree of myths and traditions continuously evolving into remakes.
Journey within with the help of this hand held friend. Trace the glazed groove with your finger and allow yourself to slowly reach the center. While you trace and breathe, magic can happen. Imagine yourself in a grove of sacred trees, or tracing your fingers in the sand of a beach. Made of solid clay, it feels like a stone in the hand. Making these feels soooo good. Of course, if you just like how it looks, it doubles as a paperweight. Grounding, calming, come home to yourself this winter.
list of patron saints for mothers pregnancy, adoption, OB, midwives, childbirth, babies, nursing mothers, sleep and sleeplessness, cloth diapers, working mothers, children, late learning to walk, learning to talk, sick children, boys, girls, teens, parents separated from children, students, world youth day, grandmothers, step mothers, against death of children + some
"When he got to the cemetery, he was bleeding heavily. His torturers had also cut off the soles of his feet and forced him to walk on salt. The boy screamed with pain but would not give in. As the road was nothing but rocks and dirt, the stones where he had walked were soaked in his blood. The soldiers said: "If you shout, ‘Death to Christ the King’, we will spare your life." He only answered: "Long live Christ the King! Long live Our Lady of Guadalupe!""