Of the awards we’ve received for blogging at Biltrix, this one is very special to us.
Thank you, (Urban-Wildlife) Interface, for nominating Biltrix for this award. We are very honored and humbled to say the least.
The Interface, who initiated this award and designed it, writes:
There are many peer-to-peer blogging awards, but I can’t say I know of any that are devoted to specifically to Catholic blogs. About.com Catholicism does have a Readers Choice and there are the Catholic New Media Awards, but neither has that same sort of in-the-trenches/personal/homespun recognition that comes from your blogging peers. Hence, the Lumen Christi award — a simple way of saying thanks to those who enlighten and remind us of the richness of our faith.
The rules are simple. If you accept the award, display the badge and:
1) Name your favorite saint, and why.
2) Name your favorite part of the Mass, and why.
3) Name your favorite part about being a Catholic.
Linking back to this page is optional.
Please pass it on!
Since Fr LaBoy is heading to Brazil tomorrow to begin his new assignment, we asked him to acquiesce with the Lumen Christi Award rules, before he brings the Light of Christ to his new students. Take it, Fr LaBoy!
1) Name your favorite saint, and why. Pope Saint Leo the Great, because he defended the faith and gave stability to the Church in troubled times.
2) Name your favorite part of the Mass, and why. ”The Doxology,” when we say, “Through Him, with Him, and in Him…,” because that is the moment when we (and I as a priest) offer all glory and honor to the Holy Trinity, with Christ in the Eucharist there present with us.
3) Name your favorite part about being a Catholic. Tertulian says that the blood of martyrs is the seed of Christians. My favorite part of being Catholic is being part of that tradition of witnessing to Christ through baptism and faith. I thank God for it every day!
Now the rules for this award do not say anything about how many fellow Catholic bloggers you should nominate for the award. They just say “Please pass it on!”
Great! We would like to nominate the following bloggers for inspiring us and for their excellence in Catholic blogging: Drumroll, please, Fr LaBoy…
- Catholic Libertarian
- Catholicism Pure & Simple
- Contemplative Mind
- Public Catholic
- The Armchair Apologist
- Water My Flowers Lord
- 8 Kids and a Business
- 2 Heads
- 1 Catholic Salmon
- And a Par-tri-idge in a Pair Tree!
(By the way, Fr LaBoy actually does play the drums)
The Interface adds one final note: “This award is intended to be multi-ritual. Know a good Maronite or Coptic blog? Nominate ‘em!”
And we would like to add one final “rule” if we may: “Let your light shine!” — Matthew 5:16
About the badge:
- The Ordinary Time green symbolizes hope and growth.
- One of the fonts used is called Dei gratia and can be found athttp://www.dafont.com/deigratia.font.
NB: One last thing… Notifications for the recipients of this award will be sent out by 10:00 a.m. [EST] Monday morning. God bless!
And, as we are supposed say after the deacon lights the Paschal Candle and says “Lumen Christi!” at the Easter Vigil: