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Wed Jun 26, 2013, 09:19 PM

 

Do you pray to Saints?

When you pray to a Saint what do you pray for?

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Response to hrmjustin (Original post)

Wed Jun 26, 2013, 09:26 PM

1. No. The Steelers!

ba-dum-dum . . .

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Response to mzteris (Reply #1)

Wed Jun 26, 2013, 09:30 PM

2. LOL very good!

 

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Response to hrmjustin (Reply #2)

Wed Jun 26, 2013, 09:53 PM

4. sorry, i just couldn't

resist!

I didn't even realize it was a religious topic/forum until I clicked reply!

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Response to mzteris (Reply #4)

Wed Jun 26, 2013, 09:55 PM

5. That is ok! It was not meant in malice and it was funny.

 

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Response to mzteris (Reply #1)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 05:39 AM

6. Ha....the set up, the delivery!

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Response to hrmjustin (Original post)

Wed Jun 26, 2013, 09:53 PM

3. I pray to fairies or what are known today as angels.

They really are the old elemental gods. Each seems to have a realm they can be called on and it doesn't matter what their names are, they still protect and rule certain places and things. For instance St. Francis of Assisi protects animals but so does the fairy Flidais and the Archangel Ariel.

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Response to Cleita (Reply #3)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 12:02 PM

7. There are a couple of books by Judika Illes you (and the rest here)

may like to look for with regards to both fairy spirits and Saints, as follows:

Encyclopedia of Spirits: The Ultimate Guide to the Magic of Fairies, Genies, Demons, Ghosts, Gods & Goddesses by Judika Illes
http://www.amazon.com/Encyclopedia-Spirits-Ultimate-Fairies-Goddesses/dp/0061350249/ref=sr_1_3?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1372348039&sr=1-3&keywords=judika+illes

Encyclopedia of Mystics, Saints & Sages - A Guide to Asking for Protection, Wealth, Happiness, and Everything Else! by Judika Illes
http://www.amazon.com/Encyclopedia-Mystics-Saints-Sages-Protection/dp/0062009575/ref=sr_1_4?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1372348039&sr=1-4&keywords=judika+illes

I found them well-researched and even fun to just sit and read, learning while researching I'll have to see, too, what other spirits are similar to fairies and angels. I know there are a fair number with qualities of both, I just can't remember them at the moment (writing deed descriptions, so my brain is a bit fried...)

I have the Kindle version of both books, though I do wish they had linked each individual alphabet letter to make it easier to browse. I'll have to suggest that and maybe get updated copies if they reformat them.

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Response to Cleita (Reply #3)

Fri Jun 28, 2013, 04:50 PM

8. Native American spirits fall pretty much into the same category.

Some aren't terribly well-behaved, though. Coyote would definitely wear his halo at a rakish angle.

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Response to okasha (Reply #8)

Fri Jun 28, 2013, 04:59 PM

9. About a year ago, I was getting messages from coyote.

I mean a lone, real coyote was coming out in daylight to yap at my house. I went outside and he would stand on the hill and yap at me, and then run away. None of his pack mates were around and mostly they prowl around in the middle of the night anyway. He did this three days in a row at the same time every day. So I looked up the meaning. It seems trickster was trying to warn me of a betrayal I was about to experience and I did within the week. I got unexpectedly fired from my job after being there for four years. My boss was untruthful to me as to the reason and he did it suddenly. Truth was he had found someone to replace me for less money but tried to make me believe it was my fault. I also got some lesser betrayals from acquaintances in the weeks that followed. I haven't seen coyote since then. Thank goodness, but appreciate that he tried to warn me, even though I couldn't figure out the message before hand.

I am trying to see the messages being sent my way although, I have to admit I'm not really open to them as they come by surprise.

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Response to Cleita (Reply #9)

Fri Jun 28, 2013, 05:17 PM

10. I was with a group of birders at a local ranch

one day during spring migration, and we were way out in the middle of nowhere when a pack of coyotes (maybe two packs because it was a distinctly symphonic chorus) set up a group howl. One of the urban guys looked around in near panic and wailed, "My God, it sounds like Jurassic Park out here!"

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Response to okasha (Reply #10)

Fri Jun 28, 2013, 05:21 PM

11. They can be quite a chorus. Odd though that they would be out in full sight during the day.

You must have been in a really remote place. My husband and I used to camp in the Lolo Wilderness in Montana when they were first introducing the wolves back. When they howl at night it's really an almost spiritual experience. It makes their little coyote cousins sound like kids choir compared to the high school glee club.

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Response to hrmjustin (Original post)

Fri Jun 28, 2013, 10:40 PM

12. St. Debby, the patron saint of parking spaces.

Every time I really really need to find one in the big city.

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Response to kwassa (Reply #12)

Fri Jun 28, 2013, 10:41 PM

13. Is she a canonized saint?

 

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Response to hrmjustin (Reply #13)

Fri Jun 28, 2013, 10:45 PM

14. just as soon as she finds me that space.

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Response to kwassa (Reply #12)

Sat Jun 29, 2013, 12:00 PM

15. I have the most amazing parking karma and have had for years.

I don't know what I did right, but it is pretty awe inspiring.

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Response to cbayer (Reply #15)

Sun Jun 30, 2013, 06:51 AM

16. Now I know who grabs the parking space I can never find.

J'accuse!

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Response to Fortinbras Armstrong (Reply #16)

Sun Jun 30, 2013, 02:11 PM

17. Lol. This is likely true.

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