Give Thanks to the Lord

Give thanks to the LORD for he is good. His love endures forever. Psalm 136:1 Realizing That We’re BlessedGratitude is so important. I think it’s so beautiful that we set aside a day to give thanks, but how beautiful would it be if we incorporated gratitude into our daily routine? How much more gracious andContinue reading “Give Thanks to the Lord”

St. Catherine of Alexandria

When they hand you over, do not worry about how you are to speak or what you are to say. You will be given at that moment what you are to say. Mathew 10:19 St. Catherine of Alexandria’s LifeSt. Catherine of Alexandria was an Egyptian princess who lived during the end of the 3rd century.Continue reading “St. Catherine of Alexandria”

Singing Praises with St. Cecelia

Come, let us sing for joy to the LORD; let us shout aloud to the Rock of our salvation. Psalm 95:1 Holy EarwormsLately I’ve found myself singing hymns more often. Instead of singing my favorite pop songs, I’ve been catching myself humming and singing church hymns, like “O God Beyond All Praising” and contemporary ChristianContinue reading “Singing Praises with St. Cecelia”

How to do Little Things with Great Love

If I give away everything I own, and if I hand my body over so that I may boast but do not have love, I gain nothing. 1 Corinthians 13:3 Inspired by St. ThérèseAfter St. Thérèse of Lisieux’s Feast Day this year, I challenged myself to intentionally do little things with great love. I knewContinue reading “How to do Little Things with Great Love”

Meditating on the Luminous Mysteries

The Luminous Mysteries are the ones that I mediate on the least often, but that doesn’t mean that I love them less than the others. The Luminous Mysteries of the rosary allow us to reflect on the events during which Jesus revealed his divinity. Instituted by St. Pope John Paul II, the Luminous Mysteries remindContinue reading “Meditating on the Luminous Mysteries”

Meditating on the Sorrowful Mysteries

The Sorrowful Mysteries of the rosary are my other favorite set of mysteries. Each time I mediate on them, I remember that I’m not alone in my suffering. However small it may be compared to Jesus’ suffering, I remember that he understands the pain that I go through. The Sorrowful Mysteries help me to rememberContinue reading “Meditating on the Sorrowful Mysteries”

Meditating on the Joyful Mysteries

The Joyful Mysteries were the first ones that I learned. When I learned how to pray the rosary in my CCD classes, we memorized the Joyful Mysteries. That was in second grade, and I actually didn’t even know there were more sets of mysteries of the rosary until I had to memorize them in fifthContinue reading “Meditating on the Joyful Mysteries”

Meditating on the Glorious Mysteries

Usually prayed on Sundays and Wednesdays, the Glorious Mysteries of the rosary allow us to reflect on the end of Jesus’s earthly ministry, Mary’s role in Heaven, and God’s plan and relationship with humanity. These mysteries are not stagnant events, but ongoing, relevant beliefs which encourage us as missionary disciples. As we meditate on theContinue reading “Meditating on the Glorious Mysteries”

Why Pray for the Souls in Purgatory?

For this reason, since the day we heard about you, we have not stopped praying for you. We continually ask God to fill you with the knowledge of his will through all the wisdom and understanding that the Spirit gives Colossians 1:9 What is Purgatory?A coal miner is walking home from work when he passesContinue reading “Why Pray for the Souls in Purgatory?”

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 Who do you look up to?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 wonderfulContinue reading “For All the Saints”