These Photos From A Clergy Fashion Catalog Are The Best Thing On The Internet Today

I’m Catholic, so I must beg, Father, for you to please forgive me for what I am about to do—namely, show you stills from a clergy fashion catalog that bring all new meaning to the phrase “dad bods.”

British Twitter user Abi Bleach found these stills from the Wippell’s catalog, which has been outfitting clergymen since, literally, the 18th century (Europe is SO OLD, y’all).

And all I’ll say is that the blonde priest in these pictures is inspiring more than one deadly sin in me. 

Perhaps even more delightful than these pictures is the response from some actual clerics. 

A BREASTFEEDING CASSOCK. Plus, there is this crushable cleric selfie.

*Gives self the sign of the cross.*

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This Teen Stopped Her Friend From Committing Suicide And Today They're Married

Someone on Quora asked, “What is one moment in your life you thought could only happen in a movie?” and one of the answers, by Kevin Walsh, was especially astonishing and romantic. “I can’t not answer this,” he wrote.

“Once upon a time I was 13 at a summer camp and the prettiest girl I’d ever seen walked right up to me and said ‘black is a good color on you.’ No idea why,” he wrote. “We chatted and became friends, exchanged AIM screen names (it was the time) and stayed in touch for a while.”

“We fell off each others’ radar some time in high school, but I can promise you that not a day went by that I didn’t think about that girl. Even now I’m not sure I can say why – something about her just stayed with me.”

“In my senior year I went through some dumb high school stuff that seemed earth-shattering at the time, and fell hard into depression,” he continued. “I resolved to take my own life, wrote a note and went to where I planned to end things.”

“Somewhere between 5 and 10 seconds before I would have committed suicide, my phone rang. I checked the caller ID – I couldn’t die not knowing. It was a number I didn’t recognize, so I picked up and it was her.”

“I asked her what was up and she said she just felt like she had to call me. At that point it had been a year since we had spoken, and at that moment she just had to call. Long story short, she pried, I spilled the beans and she talked me out of it. I mean she literally said ‘What? Don’t do that’ And that was that.”

“She made me promise to call her the next day, and we hung up. That night I started writing the words which, ten years later, I’d propose with,” he said.

Walsh told Buzzfeed that talking to someone about his suicidal thoughts helped him. “There is power in saying it out loud. There’s a good chance that the moment it comes out of your mouth you’ll realize it isn’t what you want at all,” said Walsh. 

If you, or someone you know, need someone to talk to, you can call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255.

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This Timelapse Video Of The Sun Rising Over Stonehenge Today Is Awe-Inspiring

Today is the summer solstice—the longest day of the year and the first day of summer in the northern hemisphere. In England, 13,000 people marked the occasion by visiting Stonehenge, in one of the rare occasions when the 5,000-year-old monument is open for the public to wander around in. 

People started getting to Stonehenge in the darkness of early morning in order to watch the sunrise over Salisbury Plain, just as ancient Britons might have done–while it isn’t clear what Stonehenge was used for, many archaeological theories posit that it was a place of celebration for early British people during the solstices. The rock formation is aligned with the rising and setting of the sun during both solstices, as this 30-second video taken by English Heritage, the organization that maintains Stonehenge, shows.

It’s sort of chilling to recognize you’re looking at a view that people have experienced for thousands of years.

But even people who haven’t gotten out to Stonehenge have figured out cool ways to celebrate the longest day of the year, from doing yoga in Times Square (which is, after all, kind of a modern Sttonehenge):

To making witchy crafts out of nature:

And even making a mini-Stonehenge out of library books.

But whatever you do this solstice, make sure you get outside today!

[h/t/ Mashable]

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