Yes. But we're allowed to smile on Friday as well.#justsayin'
Love that photo! St. Gianna also comes to mind - she simply radiates love and goodness.
Great point. Some Catholics look like they've been baptised with vinegar because they are not be aware of the place of joy and cheerfulness in our lives or they voted for Obama. St. Teresa of Avila, prayed to God to 'deliver us from sour-faced saints,'.St. Francis de Sales, said that a 'sad saint is a sad sort of saint.' And St. Dominic Savio, coaches the new kids in St. John Bosco's oratory by saying'Here, we make holiness consist of always remaining cheerful.'More at http://divine-ripples.blogspot.com/2009/12/happy-new-year-2010-joy-optimism-of-st.html
Good to know that there is SOME rejoicing in our Religion :) funnily enough Kat nietchze said something similar to your friend about Christians
Has he seen the Pope?He is one big smile! :)
Nothing is more mysteriousThan the Soul At War With itselfand no peace is more miraculousThan The Heart than finds loveFor a Place of peace and a moment of grace with youI would dwell forever in, a house of foolscall me a ecumenical joker yo
I absolutely love this picture and Padre Pio is my favorite saint. Here is a man in constant pain from the stigmata and yet his smile is so genuine and radiant. Thank you so much for posting this!
St. Pio had ear hair, I love it! I am pondering how human he was and yet so close to The Divine while on this earth.St. Pio, pray for me, your devoted son!I found this adorable picture of one of the friars combing St. Pio's hair:http://caccioppoli.com/padre%20Pio%20fotografie/Pio6%20(2).jpgA recording of St. Pio praying the Angelus:http://www.padrepio.it/trp/angelus2.asx
Catholics look like 5 year olds at a Chucky Cheese birthday party compared to Russian Orthodox. :)
I get joyful just looking at our good Padre Pio smilin'.Grazie!
Two of my favorite saint photos are of Pier Giorgio Frassati - one where he is definitely laughing out loud with a cigarette in his hand, the other toasting his friends wearing a party hat and booze bottles spread all over the table.
Another happy saint I know is St. John Bosco.
Hmm, maybe Padre was praying for me, a just-returned Catholic revert and formerly anti-Catholic Reformed Bpatist? I smile a good bit-- in photos, almost all the time, if I could only keep my eyes open when the camera flashes!!! :-) http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1627371775#!/people/Christopher-Lake/1627371775
Ahem, that should have been *Baptist* ("Bpatist" sounds like some esoteric cult)!
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