13 Things About Your Yard That Say You’re Catholic


1.   The statue of Mary.  Required by canon law.

mary statue


















2.  Toys…lots of toys…new toys, old toys, big toys, little toys, inside toys, outside toys, broken toys, and…seriously, where did all these toys come from?













3.   The St. Francis bird bath – a classic.  Do they use Dove shampoo?  Just asking.

St. Francis














4.  The Saint Lawrence decal on your grill.  Because, well, you know.













5.   The patch of bare dirt where you buried St. Joseph.  Upside down, just like the housing market.














6.   “20 + C + M + B + 13″ written above the door of the kids’ playhouse.
















7.   The outdoor Nativity scene.  Aaaaand stop!  Don’t you dare think about Christmas again until December!














8.   The lawn that looks just a little shaggier than your neighbor’s, because between one kid’s play practice, another kid’s swimming lesson, another kid’s soccer practice, another kid’s ballet lesson, and another kid’s doctor appointment…ain’t nobody got time for that.

long grass















9.   The Pope Innocent III action figure in the sandbox.  Defending the Church against heretics, barbarians, and Skeletor.

Innocent III action figure














10.   Two dogs named Sixtus and Cornelius.















11.  Saint trading cards scattered across the lawn.  The St. Stephen rookie card is priceless.

trading card

















12.   Sidewalk chalk written on the driveway: “Jimmy is consubstantial with a fat head jerk face.”















13.   And of course…KIDS!!!

















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  • LeAnn

    Too funny! And true!

  • Donna Treiber

    Another reason your lawn is taller than your neighbors is because you refuse to mow on Sunday.

  • Sharon

    Dove shampoo… 😀
    And where can I get that St. Lawrence decal??

  • http://catholicvote BEVERLY & BARNEY GRUNHEID

    thank you for posting this

    i will forward this to my 3 children too

  • Therese

    Please, could you let me know where in Canon Law it is required to have a statue of Mary (or any kind) in our yards?

    Thank you

    • Joshua Mercer

      It is not required. John was joking.

  • Pauline Reynolds

    Reaching…….quite a bit.



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