7 Quick Takes Friday – March 8

7_quick_takes_sm1It’s time for 7 Quick Takes Friday over at Jen’s Conversion Diary.

1. Adopt a Cardinal
If you haven’t already done so, consider “adopting” a cardinal and praying for him during the upcoming conclave.Button_adopt_144

2. There’s A Saint For That
Thanks so much to Aniya for alerting me to this cleverly illustrated website that showcases different and unusual patron saints. I knew there were patron saints for things like the internet, accountants and brides…but I never realized there were saints for mad dogs, beekeepers and other unusual occupations and situations. Information on where the saint was born and died, as well as a brief biography, are listed.weird-saints-share

3. Duty of the Moment
One of my favorite passages from Catherine Doherty is on the “Duty of the Moment,” which can be found here at the Madonna House website. A brief quote below: “The duty of the moment is what you should be doing at any given time, in whatever place God has put you. If you have a child, your duty of the moment may be to change a dirty diaper. So you do it. But you don’t just change that diaper, you change it to the best of your ability, with great love for both God and the child. Do you do it that way? You can see Christ in that child.” I highly recommend all of Catherine’s books, most of which are available from Madonna House.

4. A Subtle Grace Research
I thoroughly enjoy the research that takes place while writing an historical novel. The other day I wanted to visually see what the inside of an 1881 Douay Rheims (Latin Vulgate) Bible looked like and here’s what I found:$(KGrHqZHJBQFEf2EjsS7BRJyN57!f!~~60_12$T2eC16hHJFoE9nh6qSR5BRKp,BzkMw~~60_3

5. Excellent Article by Jen
“Why I Lost Faith in the Pro-Choice Movement”

6. Reading Shelf
The Third Testament by John Eklund
Becoming A Great Grandparent by Paraclete Press

7. Game Over Cartoon

image copyright James and Ellen Hrkach

image copyright James and Ellen Hrkach

copyright 2013 Ellen Gable Hrkach

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