In Star Wars, a boy can grow up to be a knight or a wizard, but if you’re a girl, you have one good role model- one good, sexy role model- but you better be born a princess or good at space hooking, cuz those are your options [x]
Raymond of Capua’s programme of reform was excellent. Seeking to renew the Order’s life and ministry, he worked to lay a solid contemplative foundation, to create an environment of prayer and recollection sustained by community life, religious discipline, self-sacrifice, and constant study.
As a holy man, the friend of St Catherine, he knew from experience and observation that such a regime alone could evoke an apostolate in the mode that Dominic had fixed. He did not hesitate to establish stern standards or to turn for support to the popes, who gave it generously.
If the reformers might be criticized from the vantage point of several centuries, we might fault them for not reading the “signs of the times” with sufficient discernment, something we are not certain we are doing any better.
This criticism seems to apply especially with regard to poverty. A millstone around the neck of the order was the erroneous belief that Dominic had cursed anyone who would tamper with the poverty he had introduced. With the historical tools at hand, how could they have known that the curse was spurious? But if they had put aside legend for fact, they could have estimated the mind and temper of Dominic more rightly. Such a curse would have been totally out of keeping with his great spirit and predilection for collegiality.
The lesson is clear. To read our times successfully, we need to listen to the Holy Spirit, know our history, understand our Founder, and go back to the sources and original inspiration of the Order.
Nor should we neglect the wholesome traditions that developed through the centuries. Those who fear adaptation might reflect that every cherished tradition was once an innovation, at times a revolutionary one."
My bees wouldn’t stay out of my dog’s watering bowl and not only were they annoying her but they were drowning in large numbers.
At first I tried using a bird bath and changed the water twice a week for my bees, but never saw them using it. I think it was too close to the hive (they like their water source to be a bit farther away from the hive) and the birds were always in it.
So then I turned a medium sized pot into a water garden with plants and a piece of wood for them to land on. The bees are loving it! Every time I have gone to check on it there are 20+ of them drinking. Since I have set up the garden I have not found a bee in the dog bowl.
As for preventing mosquitoes, I plan on ordering a few tadpoles or feeder fish.
- Edit for pictures. http://imgur.com/a/jDKVi
4/20? You mean 1/5 reduce your fractions did you even learn math
↳ ”In life you always have a choice. Sometimes it’s easier to think that you don’t.”
im up for a challenge and its taken me a long time so i’ll do both !! xxoo
j josephine - brandi carlile [x]
e everything i own - the front bottoms [x]
r rock n roll - the sounds [x]
i i refuse - aaliyah [x]
c cardiff giant - mewithoutYou [x]
h humanoids - amplify dot [x]
a all tan everything - das racist [x]
p planes fly - angel haze [x]
h hate it here - wilco [x]
i i can feel a hot one - manchester orchestra [x]
l love is a suicide - natalia kills [x]
t ‘til i say so - 3lw [x]
i i’m good, i’m gone - lykke li [x]
p p.s. (i’m still not over you) - rihanna [x]
p power - roxxxan [x]
e each year - ra ra riot [x]
t timothy hay - mewithoutYou [x]
t trouble (acoustic) - neon jungle [x]