Month: June 2017

Book Time


Are you spending time with a good book this weekend? What are you reading? Let me know in the comments. I’m currently rereading Little Women and as a family we are reading Round the Moon by the amazing Jules Verne. 

American Arrested in Canada for Smuggling in “Hate Speech” On His iPad! 😮

 “I am an ambassador in chains, that I may declare it boldly, as I ought to speak.” Ephesians 6:20

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The Bible commands us to speak truth boldly. Any nation that restricts freedom of speech is not a Godly nation. This story is especially unbelievable as it appears this ex Navy Corpsman and US Deputy Marshal’s iPad was searched at the airport on his way into Canada and it led to his immediate arrest! 

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Cari Kelemen at Medium.com reports…

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Wild Bill for America, also known as William Finlay, a popular author and speaker, was arrested today, June 24, 2017, at a Canadian airport for “smuggling hate speech” on his iPad. He was invited to speak at an event at Calgary’s Olympic Plaza called the “Patriotic Unity Mega Festival” coordinated by Cananda’s Worldwide Coaliation Against Islam (WCAI) which also has organizations in Europe and Australia.
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Read the full story here.

Medieval Europe, Wimples and Toques 

“But I want you to understand that the head of every man is Christ, the head of a wife is her husband, and the head of Christ is God.” 1 Corinthians 11:3

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As Christianity became the main religion of Europe, European women began covering their head and hair in what is called a wimple. A wimple was a veil that tied under the chin and sometimes also covered the neck. 

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Men in the medieval period would sometimes wear a toque. A toque is a brimless hat, often with folds and a puff quality. The folds would often denote rank in various sorts of leadership. The different rank of chefs in a kitchen turned the toque into what we know today as a chef’s hat. 

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Women’s coverings denoted sacredness, especially regarding their crown and their hair. It pointed to her vulnerability and her need for protection, as well as her modesty and virtue.

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Men’s head coverings showed rank and leadership. It highlighted what he had accomplished in life and/or what his ancestors had accomplished in passing him their title. 

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When we dresss, when we put time and thought into our grooming and clothing we separate ourselves out from the chaos and can chose to highlight what is good and right with the world. 

Meet the Young Women Choosing to Become Nuns

Part of my mission with my website is to find people practicing “radical traditionalism” and I think these gals fit the bill! From the National Post…

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Meet the counter-cultural young women who have committed their lives to poverty, obedience and chastitySebastian Leck

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National Post

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Wearing a traditional blue and white habit from head to toe, Sister John Mary is at once peaceful and intense. She warmly welcomes visitors into the quiet convent tucked between a church and a Catholic school in Toronto’s east end.

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She sings softly during a midday prayer, one of four she attends each day. “Glory to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning, is now and will be forever.”

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Sister John Mary has no possessions and wears a ring to signify her marriage to God. She’s one of the Sisters of Life, a convent of young, ultra-conservative Catholic nuns that was founded in New York in 1991, and arrived in Canada in 2007.

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In today’s world, choosing to become a nun obviously takes strong conviction. Choosing to become an orthodox, habit-wearing nun takes something more — that perhaps comes with the passion of youth.

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At the age of 29 — young for a nun in modern times — Sister John Mary committed herself to lifelong vows of poverty, obedience and chastity. The habit that she wears, sews and washes herself is a sign of her commitment in what she calls today’s “post-Christian culture.”

Read the full story here.