"I'd rather let them fall and scatter light"

I'm Mercedes. I'm a Catholic, engineering graduate student. I love smiling and talking. I love music and food. I love the world and the people in it. I love beauty, books and good coffee. the end

the moral of the story?
"love your crooked neighbor with your crooked heart" - WH Auden
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themidwifeisin:

Buy these posters and find more from the amazing Repeal Hyde Art Project!

They are so amazing and speak so many truths - when I have my own clinic I’m going to put all of them up on the walls.  So beautiful!

(via honestmodesty)

3 Hail Marys →

hissaltandlight:

Say 3 Hail Marys each morning and before bed.

This simple yet powerful devotion was encouraged by many great saints, including St. Anthony of Padua, St. Leonard of Port-Maurice, and St. Alphonsus Liguori.

The point of the devotion is to ask Our Lady for the graces to live a holy life each and every day. Each Hail Mary is in honor of a Person of the Holy Trinity and asks for a specific grace.

In a vision given to St. Mechtilde, the Blessed Mother described the devotion in these terms:

By the first Hail Mary, you will ask me in virtue of the supreme power which God the Father has given me to strengthen you in all your combats and to defend you against the power of the malignant enemy.

By the second Hail Mary, you will beseech me, through the admirable wisdom which I have received from my Son, to let the truth shine upon your soul and to banish from it the darkness of ignorance and error.

By the third Hail Mary, you will ask me by the burning fire of love with which the Holy Spirit has inflamed me, to give you such ardent charity as will enable you to overcome the fear and struggle of death.

(via by-grace-of-god)

thechronicleofshe:

killbenedictcumberbatch:

standupcomedyblog:

John Mulaney | The Salt & Pepper Diner

THE BEST JOKE IN EXISTENCE

I’m crying

like literal tears.

Usually when I say I’m crying on this website, I’m lying and its an emotional exaggeration

but not this time

this time, 

its real

this is some Ferris Bueller prank type hilarity 

(Source: timetoputonashow, via lifedeathandeternity)

Eternal God, in Whom mercy is endless and the treasury of compassion inexhaustible, look
kindly upon us, and increase Your mercy in us, that in difficult moments, we might not despair, nor become despondent, but with great confidence, submit ourselves to Your holy will, which is Love and Mercy itself. Amen.

— Divine Mercy Chaplet closing prayer

mk1027:

Do we really want heaven or is it that we just don’t want hell? Most of us can’t find 15 minutes a day to spend with God. How are we going to be able handle His omnipresence full-time for eternity?

HOLY CRAP WOW THIS

(via thatcurioustruth)