Home

  • This Sunday's Gospel

    This Sunday’s Gospel: July 26, 2020

    July 25, 2020 by

    Matthew 13:44-52 Jesus said to his disciples:“The kingdom of heaven is like a treasure buried in a field,which a person finds and hides again,and out of joy goes and sells all that he has and buys that field.Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a merchantsearching for fine pearls.When he finds a pearl of great… Read more

  • This Sunday's Gospel

    This Sunday’s Gospel: July 19, 2020

    July 18, 2020 by

    Matthew 13:24-43 Jesus proposed another parable to the crowds, saying:“The kingdom of heaven may be likenedto a man who sowed good seed in his field.While everyone was asleep his enemy cameand sowed weeds all through the wheat, and then went off.When the crop grew and bore fruit, the weeds appeared as well.The slaves of the… Read more

  • An Open Thank-You Note to FOCUS

    An Open Thank-You to FOCUS

    July 16, 2020 by

    And they devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers. Acts 2:42 To all FOCUS missionaries, especially Becca, Emily, Jacob, Thomas, JD, Brian, Courtney, Maddi, Molly, and Peter, who served at SRU, and Shannon, my friend from SRU who said yes to FOCUS. Moving in with FOCUSIt… Read more

  • The Lily of the Mohawks: St. Kateri Tekawitha's Story

    The Lily of the Mohawks: St. Kateri Takewitha’s Journey

    July 14, 2020 by

    I am not my own; I have given myself to Jesus. He must be my only love. St. Kateri Tekawitha I remember learning about St. Kateri Tekawitha in Catholic Elementary school. She was canonized in 2012, so while she was still Bl. Kateri Tekawitha, I learned about her during all-school Masses. Fr. Patti would tell… Read more

  • This Sunday's Gospel

    This Sunday’s Gospel: July 12, 2020

    July 11, 2020 by

    Matthew 13:1-23 On that day, Jesus went out of the house and sat down by the sea.Such large crowds gathered around himthat he got into a boat and sat down,and the whole crowd stood along the shore.And he spoke to them at length in parables, saying:“A sower went out to sow.And as he sowed, some… Read more

  • 8 Awesome Things to Write in a Prayer Journal

    8 Awesome Things to Write in a Prayer Journal

    July 9, 2020 by

    Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you. 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 You’re shopping and you find a beautiful notebook. You pick it up to check it out, and the cover has a cute design and a nice texture. You love how… Read more

  • This Sunday's Gospel

    This Sunday’s Gospel: July 5, 2020

    July 4, 2020 by

    Mathew 11:25-30 At that time Jesus exclaimed:“I give praise to you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth,for although you have hidden these thingsfrom the wise and the learnedyou have revealed them to little ones.Yes, Father, such has been your gracious will.All things have been handed over to me by my Father.No one knows the Son… Read more

  • God Bless America

    July 3, 2020 by

    There is a famine in America. Not a famine of food, but of love, truth, and life. St. Teresa of Calcutta Tomorrow is the 4th of July, which entails a day of cookouts, yard games, fireworks, and family fun to celebrate America’s independence. We often hear the cliches that America is the best country in… Read more

  • When You Need Your Mom

    July 1, 2020 by

    What a joy it is to remember that she is our mother! Since she loves us and knows our weakness, what have we to fear? St. Therese of Lisieux I think everyone to some degree wants to be like their mom. When I was growing up and even now that I’m an adult, I’m intrigued… Read more

  • 5 Intentional Ways to Create Community

    June 26, 2020 by

    And day by day, attending the temple together and breaking bread in their homes, they partook of food with glad and generous hearts, praising God and having favor with all the people. And the Lord added to their number day by day those who were being saved. Acts 2:47-48 In my last post, I talked… Read more

  • We’re Made for Community

    June 24, 2020 by

    Iron sharpens iron, and one man sharpens another. Proverbs 27:17 When I was in college, I learned from the Newman Center and our FOCUS missionaries the importance of community. Looking back on my time at Slippery Rock, I always had something to do at the Newman Center, and someone who I loved was always there.… Read more

  • 5 Fruitful Ways to Practice Intercessory Prayer

    June 4, 2020 by

    Pray, hope, and don’t worry. Worry is useless. God is merciful and will hear your prayer. St. Padre Pio Intercessory prayer, or praying for others and their intentions, is so important. With so many people asking us for prayer intentions and knowing that the Lord wants us to pray for our brothers and sisters, we… Read more

  • 3 Reasons Why I Veil at Mass

    May 25, 2020 by

    The covering of the head with a veil symbolizes the reality of woman sheltered in the side of her Source and becoming one with Him. She becomes covered and hidden in her Divine Spouse. St. John Chrysostom In the months prior to SLS 20, the FOCUS conference I attended in January, I kept thinking about… Read more

  • Blessings of a Pandemic Graduate

    May 11, 2020 by

    There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens. Ecclesiastes 3:1 My college graduation, the day that I dreamed of for four years, was supposed to be May 9. Of course, the Coronavirus pandemic changed that, and and the commencement ceremony is now postponed indefinitely. I could dwell on… Read more

  • The Original FOMO

    April 14, 2020 by

    When you call upon me and come and pray to me, I will hear you. Jeremiah 29:12 As a millenial, I’ve faced so many of the “normal” life events that happen for us.Especially those of us in our twenties. I have worked a job in the retail industry,experienced college, graduated with a Bachelor degree, moved… Read more

  • Losing Control

    March 26, 2020 by

    “Like a city breached, without walls, is one who lacks self-control.” Proverbs 25:28 Woooooo. Zing. Ya got me Lord.  I was running the other day at the gym, listening to my crappy pop dance party workout music (as one does), and the song I was listening to had the line “lose control” in it. As… Read more

View all posts

Follow Radiant with Joy

Get new blog posts, prayers, delivered directly to your inbox.

2 thoughts on “Home

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s