This Sunday’s Gospel: February 14, 2021

For this Sunday’s Gospel and other Mass readings, click here! I love seeing how the different Mass readings connect. In the first reading, we see how lepers were exiled from their community. They would live isolated from everyone else, and when they were around others, they would make sure everyone knew they had leprosy byContinue reading “This Sunday’s Gospel: February 14, 2021”

How Intentional Community is Preparing Me for My Vocation

A Radiant Announcement…If you follow me on Instagram, then you might have seen the “radiant announcement” that I posted a few days ago… Nathan and I are engaged! We knew early on in our relationship that we were both in it for the long haul. We very much dated with the intention of marrying eachContinue reading “How Intentional Community is Preparing Me for My Vocation”

How to Practice Holy Leisure

Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Matthew 11:28 What is Holy Leisure?I first heard about holy leisure when I started discipleship in college. Courtney, my discipler was teaching me about six-step planning, and she reminded me to take time for holy leisure. She advised meContinue reading “How to Practice Holy Leisure”

The Weeds in Your Soul

Let both grow together until the harvest, and at harvest time I will tell the reapers, “Gather the weeds first and bind them in bundles to be burned, but gather the wheat into my barn.” Matthew 13:30 Chores with the CommunityLiving in intentional community is great because we get to do everything together. It’s fun whenContinue reading “The Weeds in Your Soul”

Simply Peaceful: The Holy Life of St. Francis of Assisi

Lord, make me an instrument of your peace. The Peace Prayer of St. Francis Leaving Everything to Follow JesusIn the Gospels, Jesus calls us to leave everything behind and follow Him. During His earthly ministry, He called His disciples to leave behind their old life to find new life in Him. They left their families,Continue reading “Simply Peaceful: The Holy Life of St. Francis of Assisi”

Confessions of a Catholic Sad Girl

Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted. Matthew 5:4 When I’m Not JoyfulPeople often tell me that they love how happy and energetic I am. One priest that I knew in college would always say to me, “thank you for your joy.” I love to share my joy with everyone around me.Continue reading “Confessions of a Catholic Sad Girl”

The Blessings of Friendship

Therefore, encourage one another and build each other up, just as you are doing. 1 Thessalonians 5:11 to my best friend, Mikayla on her 22nd birthday Little Gifts from GodWe aren’t meant to be alone. God desires us to have loved ones, a community, people who love us and support us unconditionally. Having someone whoContinue reading “The Blessings of Friendship”

An Open Thank-You to FOCUS

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 FOCUSItContinue reading “An Open Thank-You to FOCUS”

5 Intentional Ways to Create Community

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 talkedContinue reading “5 Intentional Ways to Create Community”

4 Ways to Prepare for Your Vocation

Many people confuse our work for our vocation. Our vocation is the love of Jesus. St. Teresa of Calcutta Preparing While You WaitI often dream about what my vocation will be like. I wonder all the time when it will start, as if the more I think about it, the quicker it’ll begin. I sometimesContinue reading “4 Ways to Prepare for Your Vocation”