Never Apologize

"Men sneer at virtue because it makes vice uncomfortable" - Venerable Fulton J Sheen If you have been given strange looks or have been made fun of because you chose Jesus over what someone else wanted, this is for you. If your intelligence or strength or independence has been questioned because of your faith and … Continue reading Never Apologize

You Are the Glory of God

Know, o beautiful soul, that you are the image of God. Know that you are the glory of God - Saint Ambrose Confession time: I still have this ratty old baby blanket from my childhood. It’s thin and torn and so worn that there are holes scattered throughout it and the edges are in strips. … Continue reading You Are the Glory of God

How to Stay Focused During Adoration

To be completely honest, I'm not the best at this. My mind is usually operating at a million miles an hour, and it's a struggle for me to sit perfectly still for a long period of time fixed on one thought in complete silence. Unless I'm praying a rosary or a specific prayer, my mind … Continue reading How to Stay Focused During Adoration

Get Up and Move

We are the Lord’s creation, and we are good. Fact. We are imperfect human beings, and we don’t have this balanced life thing down. Fact. And for a lot of us, especially in college, this means slacking off on the self-care end of things like fitness. I'll admit, I like chocolate glazed donut holes as … Continue reading Get Up and Move

He Wants You

You know the poster of Uncle Sam that was used as propaganda to encourage young men to join the army that says “I want you” and has the intense gaze that seems to follow you regardless of the angle? Now it oddly reminds me of Jesus, especially this one statue in my church where He's … Continue reading He Wants You

John 12:24-26 & Death To Self

A grain of wheat must fall to the ground and die in order to produce much fruit. We are called to do so much in our walk as Christians, and one of the hardest practices is death to self. Jesus sets an example to focus on people rather than possessions and to repent from our … Continue reading John 12:24-26 & Death To Self

Open the Door

The Light of the World by William Holman Hunt is one of my favorite depictions of Jesus. Why? He’s outside the door waiting for us. An old, decrepit, worn door with no handle that looks as if it hasn't been touched since being built. And it can only be opened from the inside. Yet Jesus … Continue reading Open the Door

Be the Light

It seems, at least for the past two years, that June became a month full of heartbreak and tragedy. Now in July, ready to celebrate our nation's independence, there is a tinge of sadness that accompanies knowing that beyond the patriotic picnics and flags that solidify our identities as Americans, there is still increasing opposition … Continue reading Be the Light

How College Has Changed My Faith So Far: To My Sisters in Christ

"True friendship consists in mutually perfecting one another and drawing closer to God" -St. Teresa of the Andes I didn't have any Catholic friends in my adolescence. There weren't any practicing Catholics that I was aware of at my high school, and after a not-so-great youth group experience in middle school, I never integrated myself … Continue reading How College Has Changed My Faith So Far: To My Sisters in Christ

Good Moments, Good Life

It's been a crazy year for all of us, so I want to take some time, in the middle of my stress of finals, to reflect on some of the good things that have happened/things I'm grateful for. Making it through an entire year of college without consuming any coffee Good relationships with professors Road-trips to … Continue reading Good Moments, Good Life