"Are we prepared to promote conditions in which the living contact with God can be reestablished? For our lives today have become godless to the point of complete vacuity. God is no longer with us in the conscious sense of the word. He is denied, ignored, excluded from every claim to have a part in our daily life." - Alfred Delp, S.J.

Saturday, June 15, 2013

Did you know that "Cindy" is the most common name for little girls' imaginary friends?


  1. I grew up on a farm with no companions until my siblings started arriving when I was five. I did, however, have three imaginary friends: Kenny, Billy and Squall. Kenny and Billy were the names of our hired hands, but "Squall"? No idea.

  2. +JMJ+

    The reason I think St. Lucy likes me is that I love my imaginary friend Lucy so much.

    Is there a St. Cindy?

  3. Yes - she is St. Cynthia, an Egyptian martyr.

    Did you know that some one with the name Lucky could have as a patron saint either St. Lucy, or St. Luke - Lucius?

  4. I never had invisible friends because I had the saints. I pretended they were my companions and talked to them - still do.

  5. Clearly the imaginary friend "Cindy" is short for Cinderella, because the child feels oppressed.


    I never had an imaginary friend; my brother did. Her name was Carleenya, she was green and lived in his ear.

    1. Doesn't make any difference, St. Cynthia was Cinderella's patron too - even though she was Jewish.

      Your brother's patron would have been - gender appropriately - St. Charles, Carlos, Cyril, and so on.

    2. Cinderella is Jewish? No wonder she had to leave the ball so quickly. Sundown was coming and it would be the Sabbath?

    3. Oops - it was Cinderfella who is Jewish - Jerry Lewis. I always get them mixed up.

  6. My imaginary friend was Scarlet O'Hara. I know!


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