Actual Catholic aesthetics

girlfrommarial:

  • Large families attempting to fit into pews too small for them
  • Altar boys who can barely see over the altar
  • Accidently lighting your candle holder on fire because the Easter Vigil is so long
  • Tripping over your maxi skirt/cassock/habit
  • Genuflecting with the wrong leg 
  • Falling asleep in adoration
  • Knowing the tune of the Latin hymns, but not quite the words yet
  • Conversely, responding in Latin to prayers in any other language 
  • Tangled rosaries, scapulars, and headphones
  • 15 passenger vans
  • Wishing others a happy new year on the first Sunday of Advent
  • Finding a restaurant to eat at that fits everyone’s Lenten penances
  • Being dragged by Saints who lived 100, 500, or even 1600 years ago
  • Getting accused of being morbid
  • But memento mori!
  • “Discovering” something that has been around for at least a few hundred years
  • Youth/young adults: “We want tradition!” Boomers: “See, the youth today want guitar music!”
  • Giving dirty looks to the adults (who should know better) who are having a conversation before- or even worse during– Mass
  • Falling asleep while kneeling
  • That resigned look while defending large families
  • Freaking out about your vocation
  • Having so many godchildren
  • Retreat highs
  • The same people in all the liturgical ministries each week
  • Coming up with nicknames for people you see at Mass
  • Coffee and donuts in the hall after Mass
  • “Pope St. John Paul II was the original hipster!”
  • Going to confession like the sorrowful sad sinner you are
  • Receiving communion reverently
  • Living the sacramental life