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I did it! The GRE is over, so far, the profuse additions to my vocabulary are still in there. The better to make more cogent arguments, m’dear.

Not only did I feel good about the GRE, but I also surpassed my goal, so thank you for being patient with me! It was not in vain!

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Last week, the Bright Maidens joined YouTube! Subscribe to us because a myriad of lovely ladies (gentlemen are also welcome) who will post short videos there!
If you’re interested in posting a video, but you don’t want to set up your own YouTube channel, email us! This isn’t a “Bright Maidens” thing, it’s a #Cathsorority (and #Cathdudes) thing. We like the idea of a video hub full of young voices upholding the Magisterium on YouTube!
Also, don’t forget to subscribe to our Google Calendar to be in the know for future topics and dates.

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Sometimes life feels a little like this:

Hat tip to my wonderful beau for the image that made me smile in the middle of the week. I guess all we can hope for is the patience of this little kid who never gets upset that the water disappears right when he reaches for it.

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Of course I’m upset by this post, which explains how a U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission-made training course targets Catholics with negative stereotype. I also acknowledge that Catholics are not the only ones targeted with negative stereotypes in these kinds of forums.

Consider the volatile hatred that Muslims face in this country. Hate is never right.

But we don’t want to let things like this Catholic-stereotype foster or grow. We need to be the lights that show how ridiculously untrue a stereotype like this is. If you read the post, you might agree that the stereotype is far off base. I’ve never heard a Catholic say anything like that to someone.

Stand up to this.

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There are a lot of words in these quick takes….

Facebook ad for a free nun test!

Another fun ad I ran across

Yeah… I’d pay $178.55 for that… who doesn’t want to look like they have a glow in the dark butterfly on their chest? Plus, wouldn’t that chain tickle your stomach as it hangs?

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My VirtuousPla.net contribution this week: “Engage, the other E-word.”

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This week we covered a topic that I think most women are reticent to say is something with which they struggle. It’s a topic that doesn’t get much breathing room outside of gaggles of women or out of our own minds.

Thank you to those who posted with us this week! You’re brave to put your experiences out in the open so that others may learn. If you’re reading this and you have young sisters or daughters, please share these with them.

I wish I knew then what I know now. Heck, I wish I know NOW what I think I know now.

Trista, “Daydream Believers and Emotional Disasters
Julie, “Cootie shots and conundrums
Mine, “Easy Bake Love Story

Mary, “Is he wearing a ring?
Sarah, “What would Miss Austen do?
Rebecca, “The ‘thing,’ the ‘friend zone,’ and becoming who we ought to be

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