8 Ways to Pray Throughout Your Day

Prayer is being on terms of friendship with God, frequently conversing in secret with him who, we know, loves us. St. Teresa of Avila Talking to GodIf we want to have a friendship, or any relationship, with God, then we have to pray. As St. Teresa claims, prayer is the way in which we talkContinue reading “8 Ways to Pray Throughout Your Day”

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”

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”

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”

When You’re in a Prayer Slump…

And behold, I am with you always, until the end of the age. Matthew 28:20 So how has prayer been lately? For me, it hasn’t been that great. In the planner that I use for Radiant with Joy, I like to track my prayer habits. As if I didn’t need to feel myself slipping, IContinue reading “When You’re in a Prayer Slump…”

How to Receive Divine Mercy this Sunday

Eternal Father, I offer you the Body and Blood, Soul and Divinity of your dearly beloved Son, our Lord Jesus Christ, in atonement for our sins and those of the whole world. Diary, 476 When Jesus appeared to St. Faustina, he told her that he desired the Sunday following Easter Sunday dedicated to his DivineContinue reading “How to Receive Divine Mercy this Sunday”

The Day the Lord has Made

This is the day the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad. Psalm 118:24 I have beautiful memories about every Easter Sunday that I can remember. Among pretty dresses, chocolate crosses, and the best Mass of the year, I vividly remember singing Psalm 118. Psalm 118 is one that’s so close to myContinue reading “The Day the Lord has Made”

8 Easy Ways to Spend Holy Week at Home

“Do you realize what I have done for you?” John 13:8 Holy Week is finally here, but does it feel like Holy Week to you? It’s hard to even remember that it’s Holy Week without deciding which Mass you’ll go to, but you and your family can still celebrate Holy Week and prepare for EasterContinue reading “8 Easy Ways to Spend Holy Week at Home”

Hosanna: A Palm Sunday Reflection

The crowds that went ahead of him and those that followed shouted, “Hosanna to the Son of David! Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord! Hosanna in the highest heaven!” Matthew 21:9 We chant “hosanna” every time we got to Mass, but what does it mean? “Hosanna” is a Hebrew exclamationContinue reading “Hosanna: A Palm Sunday Reflection”

This Sunday’s Gospel: March 15, 2020

John 4:5-42 Jesus came to a town of Samaria called Sychar, near the plot of land that Jacob had given to his son Joseph. Jacob’s well was there. Jesus, tired from his journey, sat down there at the well. It was about noon. A woman of Samaria came to draw water. Jesus said to her,Continue reading “This Sunday’s Gospel: March 15, 2020”