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”

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”

4th Sunday of Advent

Grace to you and peace from God our father and the Lord Jesus Christ. Romans 1:7 I’m excited that Christmas is almost here, but for the first time ever, I’m sad that Advent is almost over. For me, this has been the most fruitful Advent so far. With the St. Andrew Christmas Novena and theContinue reading “4th Sunday of Advent”