How We’re Preparing for the Sacrament of Marriage

Later this month, Nathan and I will be in my home parish, surrounded by our friends and family, and united in the Sacrament of Holy Matrimony. We’ve been looking forward to getting married since we started dating, and now that we’re in the final days of our engagement, things are becoming more and more realContinue reading “How We’re Preparing for the Sacrament of Marriage”

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”

We’re All Called to be Disciples

Growing in DiscipleshipI noticed that I write about discipleship often in my blogs. This subject has become an important part of my faith journey, and as followers of Christ, we’re all called to be His disciples. You might think that the only disciples lived 2000 years ago and encountered Jesus face-to-face, but we can stillContinue reading “We’re All Called to be Disciples”

This Sunday’s Gospel: May 2, 2021

For this Sunday’s Gospel and other Mass readings, click here! I sat on a beautiful porch in Florida, changed forever after returning from a mission trip in Nicaragua. My team and I sat in a circle for a debriefing session before we parted ways and returned to our respective campuses for the rest of theContinue reading “This Sunday’s Gospel: May 2, 2021”

This Sunday’s Gospel: April 25, 2021

For this Sunday’s Gospel and other Mass readings, click here! When I think of sheep, I think of them as adorable fluffy animals. They always look so pure and perfect for snuggling. But they’re also and fragile, and they need to be watched and cared for. Because sheep are so precious, they need to beContinue reading “This Sunday’s Gospel: April 25, 2021”