Thank you, Biltrix, for this honor. I am very grateful. It is amazing to me. It stands out among all other awards for me.
The rules of this award say:
If you accept the award, display the badge.
Name your favorite saint, and why.
Name your favorite part of the Mass, and why.
Name your favorite part about being a Catholic.
(Linking back to this page is optional.)
My favorite saint is St. Monica. She was a mom, like me, with children who did not stay with the faith she taught them when they were young. She never gave up, never stopped praying for them, and in the end, her prayers were answered. I ask her to pray with me daily for the conversion of my sons as well.
My favorite part of the Mass is the Gloria, for its joy and the beauty of the words of praise.
My favorite part of being Catholic is the richness and diversity of the tradition, the freedom to express love of God in the ways that are most meaningful to me, and still be part of a larger whole.
I would like to, in turn, nominate a fellow blogger, artist, photographer and Eastern Orthodox iconographer, who reveals God’s beauty through creation, in every post. He is indeed a Light of Christ, and thus I will pass this award on to him, and hope that he accepts it in the spirit in which it is given, and adapts the “rules” to his own tradition: