This Sunday’s Gospel: October 18, 2020

Matthew 22:15-21 The Pharisees went offand plotted how they might entrap Jesus in speech.They sent their disciples to him, with the Herodians, saying,“Teacher, we know that you are a truthful manand that you teach the way of God in accordance with the truth.And you are not concerned with anyone’s opinion,for you do not regard aContinue reading “This Sunday’s Gospel: October 18, 2020”

This Sunday’s Gospel: October 11, 2020

Matthew 22:1-14 Jesus again in reply spoke to the chief priests and elders of the people in parables, saying, “The kingdom of heaven may be likened to a kingwho gave a wedding feast for his son. He dispatched his servantsto summon the invited guests to the feast,but they refused to come.A second time he sent other servants, saying,‘TellContinue reading “This Sunday’s Gospel: October 11, 2020”

How Our Lady and the Rosary Improved my Prayer Life

Although the repeated Hail Mary is addressed directly to Mary, it is to Jesus that the act of love is ultimately directed, with her and through her. The repetition is nourished by the desire to be conformed ever more completely to Christ. St. John Paul II My First RosaryWhen I learned how to pray theContinue reading “How Our Lady and the Rosary Improved my Prayer Life”

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”

This Sunday’s Gospel: October 4, 2020

Matthew 21:33-43 Jesus said to the chief priests and the elders of the people:“Hear another parable.There was a landowner who planted a vineyard,put a hedge around it, dug a wine press in it, and built a tower. Then he leased it to tenants and went on a journey.When vintage time drew near,he sent his servants toContinue reading “This Sunday’s Gospel: October 4, 2020”

How My 1st Year of Blogging Changed my Faith Journey

I will bless the Lord at all times; his praise shall always be in my mouth. Psalm 34:2 Happy birthday, Radiant with JoyI’m not known for making spontaneous decisions, but I made one a year ago today that I’ll never forget or regret. A year ago, I got my rejection email from FOCUS, and IContinue reading “How My 1st Year of Blogging Changed my Faith Journey”

This Sunday’s Gospel: September 27, 2020

Luke 9:43-45 Jesus said to the chief priests and elders of the people:“What is your opinion?A man had two sons.He came to the first and said,‘Son, go out and work in the vineyard today.’He said in reply, ‘I will not, ‘but afterwards changed his mind and went.The man came to the other son and gaveContinue reading “This Sunday’s Gospel: September 27, 2020”

15 Saints Who Weren’t Too Young to be Saints

Ask Jesus to make you a Saint. After all, only he can do that. St. Dominic Savio Saints of All AgesWe often see icons of adults and old men and women, but we know that the Saints come from all walks of life and all ages. There are so many young Saints with steadfast faithContinue reading “15 Saints Who Weren’t Too Young to be Saints”

How to Stay Catholic in College

I plead with you–never, ever give up on hope, never doubt, never tire, and never become discouraged. Be not afraid. St. John Paul II You moved into your first college dorm. You hugged your mom and dad goodbye, and you’re on your own for the first time. Now, you’re tasked with making sure you wakeContinue reading “How to Stay Catholic in College”

This Sunday’s Gospel: September 13, 2020

Matthew 18:21-35 Peter approached Jesus and asked him,“Lord, if my brother sins against me,how often must I forgive?As many as seven times?” Jesus answered, “I say to you, not seven times but seventy-seven times. That is why the kingdom of heaven may be likened to a kingwho decided to settle accounts with his servants. When he began theContinue reading “This Sunday’s Gospel: September 13, 2020”