For All the Saints

Love the Lord, all you his saints! The Lord preserves the faithful but abundantly repays the one who acts in pride. Psalm 31:23 Do you have anyone in your life that you look up to? Do you have someone in your life that you admire, who always does such wonderful things, who’s a great person,Continue reading “For All the Saints”

How is Halloween Catholic?

Yes, Catholics celebrate Halloween, and some research on this holiday will show that it has very Catholic roots. I grew up Catholic and I grew up celebrating Halloween, but I never knew how Catholic Halloween was until recently. I knew that it meant “All Hallow’s Eve,” the night before All Saint’s Day, but that wasContinue reading “How is Halloween Catholic?”

Armed with the Rosary

The rosary is the weapon for these times. St. Padre Pio How have you been doing with the rosary challenge I proposed for this month? I started out pretty strong, but as I got busier with schoolwork, I skipped quite a few days. Because I wrote down an intention for each day, I want toContinue reading “Armed with the Rosary”

Where is God When I’m Stressed?

“And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.” Matthew 28:20 If you want the answer to the question in the title of this blog post, then it’s written above in the cited Bible verse. If you’d like to hear my personal testimony, then read on. I start out the semesterContinue reading “Where is God When I’m Stressed?”

Holy Hour How-To’s

“When he returned to his disciples he found them asleep. He said to Peter, ‘So you could not keep watch with me for one hour? Watch and pray that you may not undergo the test. The spirit is willing but the flesh is weak.’” Matthew 26:40-41 Meeting Jesus on MissionI was probably in second gradeContinue reading “Holy Hour How-To’s”

Comparing Flowers

Be imitators of me, as I am of Christ 1 Corinthians 11:1 I got into the habit of comparing myself to others when I was in high school. At my dance studio, I would compare myself to other dancers during almost every class. Instead of taking class to improve in my own technique and artistry,Continue reading “Comparing Flowers”

How I Started to Love Mary as my Mother

“And Mary said: ‘My soul glorifies the Lord and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior, for he has been mindful of the humble state of his servant. From now on, all generations will call me blessed, for the Mighty One has done great things for me–holy is his name.’” Luke 1:46-49 Growing Closer toContinue reading “How I Started to Love Mary as my Mother”

It’s the Little Ways: A Reflection for St. Therese of Lisieux’s Feast Day

“Miss no single opportunity of making some small sacrifice, here by a smiling look, there by a kindly word; always doing the smallest right and doing it all for love.” -St. Therese of Lisieux Today is the feast day of one of my favorite Saints, St. Therese of Lisieux! She always reminds me that youContinue reading “It’s the Little Ways: A Reflection for St. Therese of Lisieux’s Feast Day”

Being Thankful When the Answer is “No.”

“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord. “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” — Jeremiah 29:11 I was certain I knew what God’s will for my life was. For about a year and a half, I thought I knewContinue reading “Being Thankful When the Answer is “No.””