A post from the archives (with an update!)…from a writer who’s struggling to write…a student who’s struggling to study…and wife, mother and home educator who’s struggling to fulfill the many aspects of this worthy vocation.  Needed a little lighthearted reminder that all my strength comes from the Mass and the Sacraments.  Thank you, Lord, for the gift of the Faith:

Most Catholics refer to the “deposit of the Faith.” For my guys…it’s more like an arsenal!

Consider my son’s observation (keep in mind that this young man is a Master of Ceremonies for the Extraordinary Form of the Mass…a weighty responsibility!):

Zachary: “Hey mom…what are the weapons of the Mass?”

Now I’m thinking: the sacraments, grace, worship and adoration…

No. He had something else in mind, entirely.

Check out this arsenal!

The priest wears a biretta…

this biretta:

is more powerful than this beretta:

He prays the Canon of the Mass:

this Canon:

is more powerful than this cannon:

The priest and congregation use missals:

this Missal:

is more powerful than this missile:

We even let young men carry torches!

this torch:

is much more powerful than this torch:

And the Catholic Church has been fighting censorship for years.  The Mass is still the answer…

Because this censer…






Is infinitely more powerful than this censor:









The Holy Sacrifice of the Mass…now you know where we keep our weapons of Mass instruction!

Blessings from the mother of four soldiers in the Lord’s Army,