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Paulo Miki (パウロ三木, c.1562[1] – 5 February 1597) was a Roman Catholic Japanese Jesuit seminarian, martyr and saint, one of the Twenty-six Martyrs of Japan.

Paulo Miki was born into a wealthy Japanese family. He was educated by the Jesuits in Azuchi and Takatsuki. He joined the Society of Jesus and became a well known and successful preacher – gaining numerous converts to Catholicism. The Japanese daimyo, Toyotomi Hideyoshi, fearful of the Jesuit’s influence and intentions began persecuting Catholics. Miki was jailed, along with others. He and his fellow Catholics were force marched 600 miles (≈966 kilometers) from Kyoto to Nagasaki; all the while singing the Te Deum. On arriving in Nagasaki, the city with the largest Catholic population in Japan, Miki was crucified on 5 February 1597. He preached his last sermon from the cross, and it is maintained that he forgave his executioners, stating that he himself was Japanese.


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This couldn’t be more accurate.

I want 5+ kids

I want about 5 kids, but however many the Lord decides will work!

I actually need about 8-12 sons to establish my dynasty and secure the future for Anarcho-Fortism. 

i need enough sons to make an army of priests so 

Let’s play “spot the Catholic family” c:

Of course, there’s a 50% chance that I might be a nun, but I advocate big families!

The more the merrier!

Eldest of eight and proud of it.




Time lapse images of Earth at night taken from the International Space Station.

this planet is beautiful

always reblog forever.

Holy crap the last one, you can really see the Great Wall from space!


Earth is so beautiful omg.

reblog forever.

woah the lightning storm in the second last panel is amazing

 amazing and so pretty :3

let’s just… send this around tumblr one more time.


Ten angels holding instruments of the Passion

Ponte Sant’Angelo, Tiber River, Rome




The Wood Between the Worlds by ~Kecky



St. Therese of Lisieux was a great admirer of Joan of Arc.  Here she is pictured in costume as the saint in a play she wrote herself.  5 years after Joan was canonized, she was canonized and named the second patron saint of France.

Because winning picture is winning.


white birds by ~AnnWeaver

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"True devotion to the Blessed Virgin is disinterested. It inspires us to seek not ourselves but God alone in His holy Mother. True clients of Mary serve her not because they seek earthly gain, nor even corporal or spiritual well-being, but because she deserves to be served - and God alone in her!"

St. Louis Grignion de Montfort (via questformary)


Saint Pius X holding the monstrance in a procession of the Blessed Sacrament. 


The Realm of Fairyland - H.W. Lomas

20th century


Little Archer -

"Though she be but little, she is fierce."

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