What's a Marian Ninja?

So, the address of this blog is Marian Ninja--and this may have some of you wondering,
What is this Marian Ninja thing?

If you want to hear a fun ramble about it, take a look at the post Pizza, Turtles, and Why God Needs Ninjas! But, if you don't have the time for that, let me sum it up for you in a few main points:

The best ninjas go unseen. They do their work stealthily & you never actually see them-you only see the effects of their actions.

Unseen actions, done in humility, are a hallmark of Christian life. How many times throughout Scripture does God communicate the importance of humility? I really don't have the time to count it out now, but I'll give you a hint: A LOT. We should not strive to glorify ourselves, but God-so that we ourselves aren't remembered as much as the effects of our actions (how we loved, how we manifested God in daily life, etc.).

So what's that common denominator? Ninjas and Christians both strive for the hidden life. God needs us to be Catholic ninjas, people who strive for humility.

Maybe this analogy only makes sense to me, but it makes sense. I guess if you hang around this blog, at some point you'll end up discovering that my mind makes really weird connections. So be a Catholic. Be a ninja. And pray that Litany of Humility (because it's the best!).


  1. Yes, I'm not Japanese, but while in the navy during the l950's was stationed at the Naval Hospital Yokosuka, Japan. I just now looked up ninja in the dictionary and your use of it was excellent. Oxford Ks has been I and my wifes home the past 26 years. We are Catholics and have been married 51 years. I retired from the Navy in 1951.

    1. Joseph, thank you for your service in the navy! That is wonderful! Congratulations on your marriage! That is fantastic that you two live in Kansas; that state is truly a wonderful, blessed place!

  2. I just found your blog via the Chastity Project blog! What a neat blog address!
    God Bless!

    1. Hi, Megan!!!!
      Thanks for stopping by! And that's awesome that you read Chastity Project-it's such a great resource! By the way, I also love your blog title/address too, and I appreciate your love of the saints & how you mention them in your blog posts :)