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Scott Acker (SaintAndSinner)
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Catholic Convert, Gamer, and all around Geek/Nerd
Catholic Convert, Gamer, and all around Geek/Nerd

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I am making myself available. to anyone who has questions about Christianity in general and Catholicism in particular.  I'm a former atheist and now happy Catholic so I promise I will be easy to talk to and won't push.  I would hate for anyone to be curious about something though and not know they could ask me.  

The truth is out there.  So, what do you want to know?
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Where will this group be after the G+ shutdown?

Will this group be anywhere after the G+ shutdown?

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NOEL
Grim was the world and grey last night:
The moon and stars were fled,
The hall was dark without song or light,
The fires were fallen dead.
The wind in the trees was like to the sea,
And over the mountains’ teeth
It whistled bitter-cold and free,
As a sword leapt from its sheath.

The lord of snows upreared his head;
His mantle long and pale
Upon the bitter blast was spread
And hung o’er hill and dale.
The world was blind, the boughs were bent,
All ways and paths were wild:
Then the veil of cloud apart was rent,
And here was born a Child.

The ancient dome of heaven sheer
Was pricked with distant light;
A star came shining white and clear
Alone above the night.
In the dale of dark in that hour of birth
One voice on a sudden sang:
Then all the bells in Heaven and Earth
Together at midnight rang.

Mary sang in this world below:
They heard her song arise
O’er mist and over mountain snow
To the walls of Paradise,
And the tongue of many bells was stirred
in Heaven’s towers to ring
When the voice of mortal maid was heard,
That was mother of Heaven’s King.

Glad is the world and fair this night
With stars about its head,
And the hall is filled with laughter and light,
And fires are burning red.
The bells of Paradise now ring
With bells of Christendom,
And Gloria, Gloria we will sing
That God on earth is come.

- J. R. R. Tolkien

Recently discovered poem by Tolkien published originally in the school annual of Our Lady’s School (1936, Abingdon, Oxfordshire).

https://artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2016/02/16/two-poems-by-j-r-r-tolkien-found-in-school-publication-in-england/?_r=0

H/T Richard Rohlin (on MeWe)

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Glad she seems to be ok. Prayers for her health and well being.
Ruth Bader Ginsburg in Hospital With Broken Ribs After Fall - NBC Washington

Good news; she seems okay. Best wishes for a speedy recovery!

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A topic going around: "Please make a post or posts about a Jewish thinker, artist, activist etc. that has made you or your world better. Tell me about the impact they had on you and the world. Big or small, I want it all."

Edith Stein / Teresa Benedicta of the Cross
Philosopher. Professor. Former Atheist, Jewish Convert. Carmelite. Martyr. Saint.

Quotes
"One could say that in case of need, every normal and healthy woman is able to hold a position. And there is no profession which cannot be practiced by a woman."

"Let go of your plans."

"Every profession in which woman’s soul comes into its own and which can be formed by a woman’s soul is an authentic woman’s profession."

“The world doesn’t need what women have, it needs what women are.”

"Women comprehend not merely with the intellect but also with the heart."

"When you seek truth, you seek God whether you know it or not.”

https://www.britannica.com/biography/Edith-Stein

#jewishinspiration
#jewishcontributionisfoundational
#edithstein

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Not a bad idea. 🧐
#SignalFlare

Have your left Google+? PLEASE:
On the first of every month, if you have left Google+ for other locations, please set a Signal Flare post, with just the hashtag #SignalFlare and a link to where we can find you.

Remember, the first day of the month, every month until Google+ closes.

It will help everyone stick together and we'll all know you are okay.

Pass this on. Share with friends.

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Check out this cool new Fate game book kickstarter for awesome / weird fantasy.


https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/328469751/the-chronicles-of-future-earth-roleplaying-game

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Neat evaluation of one of my favorite songs.
How Simon and Garfunkel's 'Scarborough Fair/Canticle' Tells Two Musically Harmonious Stories at One Time
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