How I bring my faith into my office

The Lord has been leading me through some big changes and beautiful blessings lately. My year of service with Franciscan Mission Service ended in late July. This time serving in Washington DC was an unforgettable experience filled with so much growth. Shortly afterwards, He lead me to my new job. In August, I became theContinue reading “How I bring my faith into my office”

An Administrative Ministry of Presence

Ministry in a Non-Profit SettingAt Franciscan Mission Service, we learn and practice a ministry of presence. As lay volunteers and missioners, we make relationships our first priority. While the projects and work that we do are important, we care most about encountering our brothers and sisters in Christ. Joining Franciscan Mission Service has helped meContinue reading “An Administrative Ministry of Presence”

How God Healed My Broken Heart

Him and the Heartbreak“I don’t think this is working out,” he said as he stood in the rain outside my apartment. I met him on an English department trip to Canada the summer before our junior year. We talked all summer, and we made things official the weekend before the fall semester started. Leading upContinue reading “How God Healed My Broken Heart”

The Great Commission and the Holy Trinity: This Sunday’s Gospel 5/30/2021

For the Gospel and other Mass readings for the Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity, click here! A few days after I came home from SEEK 19, my first FOCUS conference, I sat down to write all of my thank you notes. I fundraised my registration for SEEK, so I wanted to write a handwrittenContinue reading “The Great Commission and the Holy Trinity: This Sunday’s Gospel 5/30/2021”

Placing my Job Search in God’s Hands

Chasing my own willLast year when I was a senior in college, I was filled with anxiety over what to do after graduation. I applied for FOCUS and got rejected right off the bat. I tried to apply for grad school and realized that it wasn’t for me when I was almost done with myContinue reading “Placing my Job Search in God’s Hands”

Come, Holy Spirit: This Sunday’s Gospel 5/23/2021

For this Sunday’s Gospel and other Mass readings for Pentecost Sunday Mass during the day, click here! On my first day of work at the office, I learned everything that I had to do. I was responsible for processing checks, writing and sending thank-you letters, and more development and operations-related tasks. At first, I didn’tContinue reading “Come, Holy Spirit: This Sunday’s Gospel 5/23/2021”

Proclaiming the Gospel: This Sunday’s Gospel 5/16/2021

For this Sunday’s Gospel and other Mass readings for the Solemnity of the Ascension of the Lord, click here! After three years of being with Him for His public ministry, the Apostles were about to say goodbye to Jesus. The last thing that He told them before He Ascended into Heaven became known as theContinue reading “Proclaiming the Gospel: This Sunday’s Gospel 5/16/2021”

How I Find the Book of Judges Relatable

Catching up on the Bible I’ve been delving into scripture a lot this year. One of my spiritual goals for 2021 is to read the whole Old Testament, but during my break in April, I had lost a lot of my momentum. As my break came to a close, I found myself catching up onContinue reading “How I Find the Book of Judges Relatable”

Jesus’ and a Mother’s Love: This Sunday’s Gospel 5/9/2021

For this Sunday’s Gospel and other Mass readings, click here! Jesus and His disciples are gathered around the table. Having finished the Last Supper, Jesus gives His friends a few last words of wisdom before His Passion begins. I can imagine the disciples listening to Him intently. He shares important instructions, theological truths, and mostContinue reading “Jesus’ and a Mother’s Love: This Sunday’s Gospel 5/9/2021”