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  • Mood: Noble
  • Listening to: Veni Creator Spiritus
  • Reading: "The God who loves you" - Peter Kreeft
  • Playing: Age of Empires II

“Come, Holy Ghost, Creator blest,
and in our hearts take up Thy rest;
come with Thy grace and heav'nly aid,
To fill the hearts which Thou hast made.”

- Veni Creator Spiritus (… )

Salvete all!

I hope you all had a spiritually fruitful Lent and a joyous Easter! I thought I’d just do a quick update of life since it just so happens to be my 24th birthday (AHH! I’M GETTING OLD!!!) and in time for the great Solemnity of Pentecost.

Well, I finished up this past semester and now I’m working on lots of commissions that have been keeping me busy. This summer, I’m sure, will end up being a full one. My summer job will probably be starting soon, so then I’ll have less time to do art, but I need to save up so I can pay for school next semester. I finished reading the collection of essays by Cicero that I’d been working on for a good while. I also managed to finish reading Archbishop Fulton Sheen’s Life of Christ (which was AMAZING). And yesterday I finished H.F.M. Prescott’s The Man on a Donkey, a historical fiction novel set in England around the year 1536 after Henry VIII’s Dissolution of the monasteries. It’s a very good book. A friend recommended it to me a long time ago and I’ve only now finished it.

First big piece of news…in a week I’m going to be headed off to Germany!! YAY! I’ve missed Europe so much and I’ve been wanting to get back ever since before I left Italy. :XD: My brother was just going to go to a strength and conditioning seminar held in Cologne himself, but then his wife was like, “Hey, I want to go to Europe too!” So she invited me and we’re going with her brother and one of my cousins. EEEE! I’m so excited!! I think the plan is to take a train from Cologne to Paris and stay there for a couple days. We’ll only be in Europe for a week, but hey, I’ll take as much time in Europe as I can get! :D We’re still trying to figure out our itinerary, so I’ll let you guys know how the trip went once we get back.

Second (and more important) big piece of news is that my brother Peter was just ordained to the transitional deaconate (which means next year he’ll be ordained a priest) on the 16th!!! We’re all so excited for him! He still can barely believe he’s a deacon now and that he’s got one more year until priesthood. Please keep him in your prayers, if you would! His gave his first homily on the Feast of the Ascension and there’s a podcast available to listen to it, if you’d like. Here’s the link:…

Well, those are the big things that I can think of as way of a quick update. Pentecost is coming up everyone! COME HOLY SPIRIT!

I was also tagged by VeronicaQuill. I don't have time to do the whole tagging thing, but I'll answer her questions:

1. Your favorite book?
Oh gosh, that's a hard one. Ummm...I guess I'll go with The Silmarillion, by J.R.R. Tolkien. 
2. What do you do in your free time?  That is, if you have free time.
Waste my time playing computer games. ;-) 
3. What is your favorite food?
New York Strip steak cooked medium. 
4. Have you ever used the word hippopotomonstrousesquipidaliophobia in a sentence?
5. Milk or Dark Chocolate?  Or white chocolate?
Dark Chocolate. 
6. If you had to move to one country, which one would it be?
That's another hard one...hmmm...Ireland maybe? Israel too...if I were feeling adventurous. :D
7. What do you normally have for breakfast?
Two eggs and two slices of toast. Occasionally some fried up potatoes to go along with it. If I'm in a hurry it's a poached egg on a piece of toast.
8. Do you have any pets?
9. If you could own one mythical creature, what would it be?
A dragon would be pretty cool...and that's only assuming you could control it.
10. What is your favorite color?
Prussian blue.
11. What time is it where you live right now?
6:18 P.M. 
12. Do you have a favorite avenger?
Eh...not a big superhero fan. Maybe Tony Stark/Ironman from the movies. 
13. Tea or coffee?
Tea. :D Still have never had a drop of coffee in my life.

Come, Holy Spirit,
send forth the heavenly
radiance of your light.

Come, father of the poor,
come, giver of gifts,
come, light of the heart.

Greatest comforter,
sweet guest of the soul,
sweet consolation.

In labor, rest,
in heat, temperance,
in tears, solace.

O most blessed light,
fill the inmost heart
of your faithful.

Without your grace,
there is nothing in us,
nothing that is not harmful.

Cleanse that which is unclean,
water that which is dry,
heal that which is wounded.

Bend that which is inflexible,
fire that which is chilled,
correct what goes astray.

Give to your faithful,
those who trust in you,
the sevenfold gifts.

Grant the reward of virtue,
grant the deliverance of salvation,
grant eternal joy.

- Veni Sancte Spiritus (… )

O Come Holy Spirit by Theophilia

:peace: Pax Vobiscum! :peace:
~Omnes ad Iesum per Mariam~

Your Sister in Christ,
* ~ Theophilia ~ *


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Then I will reply with my address and the amount owed for the purchase of the requested prints. Then you can send me a check for the amount, and once I have received the check and it has cleared, I will send the prints your way. If you decide to cancel an order, let me know as soon as possible. I usually take a long time about cashing my checks anyway, so you’d probably be fine. ;-)

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is of the Popish Persuasion
Artist | Hobbyist | Traditional Art
United States
I'm just an aspiring artist from the lovely Mitten State. I'm a Roman Catholic who loves her Faith and everything pertaining to it (especially her philosophy, theology and history!). Like everyone else, I have an insatiable thirst for the Three Great Transcendentals: the Good, the True, and the Beautiful. I make art because I simply enjoy doing it. Historical and theological themes and subjects are what fascinate me the most, and I think that the human figure in particular is one of inexhaustible beauty. The Incarnation of Our Lord, after all, changes everything. For that reason, I also love to depict Our Lord and Our Lady, because they are the summit of human perfection (being the New Adam and new Eve and all that. ;-)). Our Incarnate God and His Mother are my favorite subjects to depict. :meow:


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Richelieu88 Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2015
Wrote an short article about your work for the German blogocese on my new blogHi! 

By the side: Do you know Desiderius Lenz? The style of your pictures really remind me of some works by him.
nocol Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Hey! Your pyrography work is very good! As is your taste in books and Age of Empires;) Appreciate your subject matter.
Theophilia Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hahah, thanks! Glad you like the gallery! :aww:
belianis Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Besides the Lady Natamon, which other deviantart Catholic artists would you recommend to me?
GamerMiki Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Hello to another Roman Catholic! Your artwork is so heavenly. God bless you.
Theophilia Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! God bless you too! :glomp:
belianis Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
My fellow Catholic Christian:
What do you have to say about the impending crisis that will put in danger the freedom of speech and the freedom of religion?
Juan Jose Morales y Castillo,
who more than ever wishes that his Puerto Rico were far away from the reach of the despots in Washington, DC:( (Sad) :( (Sad) :( (Sad) :( (Sad) :( (Sad) 
Theophilia Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
What do I have to say to these recent events? Nothing good. I'm sure intense persecution looms on the horizon. As Cardinal Francis George said: "I expect to die in bed, my successor will die in prison and his successor will die a martyr in the public square."
belianis Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
I'm a cartoonist, a profession that many think is lighthearted, even frivolous, but which is actually extremely serious. As a cartoonist, I see beyond the surface into the deep and hidden--the things that others ignore at their peril. That is why two of my main characters are Uncle Sam and his niece, Columbia: because I have things to say to them that would help them very much. Please pray that I may catch their attention, and that they may act upon my warnings and advice.
Trekkicat Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
alles Gute zum Geburtstag und vielen Dank ^^
Theophilia Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Danke!!! ^^
CrispinVCampion Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2015
Mind reading this and passing it on? Tomorrow is the feast of The Sacred heart so I'm going to do a Holy Hour as I think Our Lord asked for it do be done on the night before the feast day.(has to be between 11:00 and 12:00pm and as a act of Reparation to The Sacred Heart) Not sure if anyone eles is doing this but if so then this might help.…… and… Okay see you all tomorrow. P.S This can be done at home.
DonJohrian Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2015
Your drawings of the saints are simply beautiful

God bless
Theophilia Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so very much! May God bless you too! :glomp:

I just read from your journal that you had been suffering from depression; I'm so glad to hear you're feeling better! May God draw you closer and closer into His own Heart that burns with the Love that wipes all hurts away by mingling it with His own.
DonJohrian Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2015
Thank you so much  Hug  It's still there and sometimes there are minor battles to fight, but I'm not feeling alone anymore :)

(Thank you for actually reading -and reacting to - my journal Hug)
Theophilia Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Absolutely! :glomp: May God continue to bless you! :hug:
KatieZski Featured By Owner May 27, 2015
I was wondering, could I make a request for a Saint Icon? Or maybe several......
Theophilia Featured By Owner May 28, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You can certainly commission some saint icons! I'm afraid I can't do them for free though, since I'm poor and I need to pay for school. :( Which saints were you thinking of? There's a number I'm planning on doing this year, so maybe the saint you want will be one of those!
KatieZski Featured By Owner May 28, 2015
I was thinking St. Bernadette and maybe St. Hedwig! How much would this cost?
Theophilia Featured By Owner May 28, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh cool! My little sister just got confirmed and her confirmation saint is St. Hedwig! :aww:

I do commissions by the hour, at $20 an hour. Each icon takes me roughly about 8 hours, so for two it'd be looking at about $320.
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KatieZski Featured By Owner May 27, 2015
ariodante28 Featured By Owner May 26, 2015
:la: Many happy returns! (Belated, but...^^;)
God bless you and have a safe journey!
Theophilia Featured By Owner May 26, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
THANK YOU!! Belated or no. ;-) :aww: I appreciate it very much all the same! :glomp: God bless!
Kellkrull87 Featured By Owner May 23, 2015
Happy birthday! Hug :squee: Have your cake and eat it too 
Theophilia Featured By Owner May 24, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
THANK YOU!!! :glomp:
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