8 Awesome Things to Write in a Prayer Journal

Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you. 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 You’re shopping and you find a beautiful notebook. You pick it up to check it out, and the cover has a cute design and a nice texture. You love howContinue reading “8 Awesome Things to Write in a Prayer Journal”

We’re Made for Community

Iron sharpens iron, and one man sharpens another. Proverbs 27:17 When I was in college, I learned from the Newman Center and our FOCUS missionaries the importance of community. Looking back on my time at Slippery Rock, I always had something to do at the Newman Center, and someone who I loved was always there.Continue reading “We’re Made for Community”

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”

Why Dancers are the Athletes of God

Let them praise his name in dance, make music with tambourine and lyre. Psalm 149:3 This post is dedicated to anyone who shares a love for dance and cherishes it as an art form. In my last blog post, I talked about beauty as a transcendental. I shared what it means to encounter God throughContinue reading “Why Dancers are the Athletes of God”

Why I Don’t Understand the Mystery of the Holy Trinity

“I am the Alpha and the Omega,” says the Lord God who is and who was and who is yet to come. Revelation 1:8 I want to write a blog post for the Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity, but I feel like I’m not qualified. It seems like I have more questions about theContinue reading “Why I Don’t Understand the Mystery of the Holy Trinity”

5 Fruitful Ways to Practice Intercessory Prayer

Pray, hope, and don’t worry. Worry is useless. God is merciful and will hear your prayer. St. Padre Pio Intercessory prayer, or praying for others and their intentions, is so important. With so many people asking us for prayer intentions and knowing that the Lord wants us to pray for our brothers and sisters, weContinue reading “5 Fruitful Ways to Practice Intercessory Prayer”

Fiat 90 Follow-Up

Behold, I am the handmaid of the Lord; let it be done to me according to your word. Luke 1:38 Many Small SacrificesAs many of you know, I did Fiat 90 this year. I mentioned facets of it in several blog posts, but to refresh your memory, I’ll explain it again. Fiat 90 is aContinue reading “Fiat 90 Follow-Up”

Blessings of a Pandemic Graduate

There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens. Ecclesiastes 3:1 My college graduation, the day that I dreamed of for four years, was supposed to be May 9. Of course, the Coronavirus pandemic changed that, and and the commencement ceremony is now postponed indefinitely. I could dwell onContinue reading “Blessings of a Pandemic Graduate”

My Confirmation Journey

“But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, throughout Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.” Acts 1:8 Today, I’ve been a full member of the Catholic Church for five years. On May 5, 2015, I made my Confirmation atContinue reading “My Confirmation Journey”

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”