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Yesterday my friend Nick posted this on Facebook: "As it is the feast day of my namesake saint, St. Nicholas, and he reportedly punched the heretic Arius, I have decided that in his honor I too will punch a heretic... Anybody know a heretic?" Ha!
All the funny St. Nick's stuff on Facebook yesterday had me laughing. This meme was my favorite:
So... I didn't even realize it was the Feast of St. Nicholas yesterday until I got to work -- somehow putting candy in shoes is less of a priority without kids in the house! Hopefully Frank and I will have little ones in the next few years, though, and when we do I plan to steal some of these great ideas from Ana, Haley and Lindsay.
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Have you seen the Most Powerful Images of 2012? I'm enthralled and slightly obsessed. My favorites are 7, 33, and 44... and some of the others definitely had me tearing up. Which are your favorites?
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I found out about this video series in a recent email from my alma mater. I really appreciate Notre Dame's efforts to embrace its Catholic intellectual tradition, and these videos look GREAT. Can't wait to watch them all!
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Speaking of Notre Dame, have you heard of the Edith Stein Project? It's the single best conference on campus, every year. If you are interested in the Theology of the Body, human sexuality, femininity, masculinity, vocations to marriage or religious life -- heck, if you're just interested in being human -- and you're in the area, consider attending. You won't regret it.
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I've been enjoying this daily Home Tour series on Mattie's cute blog Somethings, and this post about a couple's "First Married Christmas" made me think of Frank and me. That will be us next year. Can't wait!
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You've probably already heard about Verily magazine (greatest thing to hit women's magazines since ... the invention of women's magazines). This photo and quote from their blog really struck a chord:
Verily has a great blog, by the way, and is always looking for new writers. Ladies, interested in freelance writing? Submit a post to Verily!
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I was tooling around looking for some Advent reflections online when I stumbled on this little video about faith in your 20s ... featuring a girl I know from home! What a small world.
Then I found this video about the Year of Faith and what it means to young people, and well, it made my day. I'm going to keep a look-out for the rest of the videos in the "Faith at 20" series.
Thanks for reading! Head over to Jen's blog for all the others.