The Secret to Intimacy with Jesus Christ

“I am the living bread that came down from heaven; whoever eats this bread will live forever; and the bread that I will give is my flesh for the life of the world.” John 6:51 I feel closest to Jesus in the moments after I receive him in the Eucharist. As I kneel in silence,Continue reading “The Secret to Intimacy with Jesus Christ”

3 Reasons Why I Veil at Mass

The covering of the head with a veil symbolizes the reality of woman sheltered in the side of her Source and becoming one with Him. She becomes covered and hidden in her Divine Spouse. St. John Chrysostom In the months prior to SLS 20, the FOCUS conference I attended in January, I kept thinking aboutContinue reading “3 Reasons Why I Veil at Mass”

With You Always: A Reflection on the Ascension of Our Lord

And behold, I am with you always, until the end of the age. Matthew 28:20 I love to imagine what it would be like to witness events like these firsthand. When I meditate on the Transfiguration, the Resurrection, and the Ascension, I like to picture myself there and think of what I would see andContinue reading “With You Always: A Reflection on the Ascension of Our Lord”

Why I’m Still Catholic

And when he had said this, he breathed on them and said to them, “Receive the Holy Spirit.” John 20:22 It’s been almost 5 years since I made my Confirmation, and it’s honestly one of my fondest memories. Getting Confirmed was something I looked forward to since I made my first Holy Communion. I knewContinue reading “Why I’m Still Catholic”

This Sunday’s Gospel: April 26, 2020

Luke 24:13-35 That very day, the first day of the week,two of Jesus’ disciples were goingto a village seven miles from Jerusalem called Emmaus,and they were conversing about all the things that had occurred.And it happened that while they were conversing and debating,Jesus himself drew near and walked with them,but their eyes were prevented fromContinue reading “This Sunday’s Gospel: April 26, 2020”

Sharing in the Last Supper

“For this is my blood of the covenant, which will be shed on behalf of many for the forgiveness of sins.” Matthew 26:28 I think it’s safe to say that we’ve all been missing the Eucharist lately. Especially today, I’m longing for the Body, Blood, Soul, and Divinity of Jesus. My heart is breaking becauseContinue reading “Sharing in the Last Supper”

This Sunday’s Gospel: March 8, 2020

Matthew 17:1-9 Jesus took Peter, James, and John his brother, and led them up a high mountain by themselves. And he was transfigured before them; his face shone like the sun and his clothes became white as light. And behold, Moses and Elijah appeared to them,conversing with him. Then Peter said to Jesus in reply,Continue reading “This Sunday’s Gospel: March 8, 2020”

This Sunday’s Gospel: February 23, 2020

Mark 9:2-13 Jesus took Peter, James, and John and led them up a high mountain apart by themselves. And he was transfigured before them, and his clothes became dazzling white, such as no fuller on earth could bleach them. Then Elijah appeared to them along with Moses, and they were conversing with Jesus. Then PeterContinue reading “This Sunday’s Gospel: February 23, 2020”

Why I Always Receive the Eucharist on My Tongue

Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood has eternal life, and I will raise him on the last day. For my flesh is true food, and my blood is true drink. John 6:54-55 A few months ago, I read this article about why Catholics should receive the Eucharist on the tongue and not inContinue reading “Why I Always Receive the Eucharist on My Tongue”

The Sign of Peace

Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. John 14:27 One of my favorite parts of the Mass has always been the Sign of Peace. It’s probably because I like to be social, or because physical touch is my love language, but at it’s core, I think the beauty of the Sign ofContinue reading “The Sign of Peace”