St. Francis rosary, and little oddballs

Kind readers,

I have finished another rosary. For this one, I used a St. Francis of Assisi center, and obsidian snowflake beads.

A slew of other rosaries are in the works… As always, I shall post photos of them here after each is completed.

I was very much comforted last night, as I linked the beads together. I pictured my precious ones in my mind’s eye, and saw myself enveloping them tenderly in my robes, which filled with my heart with peace and joy. Each bead was a prayer –Lord Jesus, have mercy on us.

Soon, I shall know if my Infinitus proposals have been accepted. I am slightly nervous at the thought of speaking again, but love compels me.

I have been thinking a lot about The flawed master these days, and I must confess that I am happy with the book. It turned out not too badly, and has been a source of personal strength. The Lord guided me, I dare hope!

Another source of strength has been The Way of the Cross by Caryll Houselander. Many of the words I read in it remind me of things I wrote in The flawed master

I am encouraged, most of all, by the knowledge that God loves all of us who are “little oddballs.” I once believed it was not possible to be at the same time unusual and a good Christian, but now I know this is untrue (however, I must hasten to add that I do not yet embody the “good” part of this equation). I have always been viewed as a somewhat strange person, though I do not quite understand why my ways may seem so to some. Is a fish strange because it does not breathe air? I simply am who I am, and I do what I do… An octopus, with its tentacles, is what it is, just as a snail in its shell is what it is, and a bird of paradise and its fantastic displays is what it is.

Let every spirit that has breath praise the Lord.

Your devoted
Logospilgrim, the quiet professor

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2 thoughts on “St. Francis rosary, and little oddballs

  1. Isn’t it lovely to think that God created us in such individual uniqueness?

    It makes me feel so very loved when I think about all the things that make me who I am, and that Heavenly Father created me just this way, with my talents and personality and the strengths that I’m discovering He gave to me too. He could have made us cookie cutter people (and I’m certain that Satan would love to make us into such and make us think that we can never be what God has put it in us to be) but instead God made each of an individual soul, and He knows each one of us, His Children.

    And there’s no one else who has ever or will ever be born who will be exactly like me (or you!). 🙂

    To know that He loves me with His infinite Love even though I struggle to walk in the way that He calls… it’s very humbling and also so uplifting.


    • I quite agree with you, most beloved -Satan would love to strip us of our divine nature. I am thinking of when a demon said, “I am Legion, and we are many.” The Lord said the opposite: “My Father and I are one.”

      It is the difference between mere pale photocopies, and many paintings expressing differently the beauty of the One 🙂 The latter requires self-knowledge, and courage, and love…

      God bless you for sharing your beautiful words with me, my beloved icon of Eternal Love.


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