A Model of Forgiveness: St. Maria Goretti’s Story

But I say to you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you. Matthew 5:44 St. Maria Goretti is easily one of the most beloved Saints of our times. At just 11 years old, she wasn’t “too young” to be a Saint, setting an example for all of us to stay strong inContinue reading “A Model of Forgiveness: St. Maria Goretti’s Story”

God Bless America

There is a famine in America. Not a famine of food, but of love, truth, and life. St. Teresa of Calcutta Tomorrow is the 4th of July, which entails a day of cookouts, yard games, fireworks, and family fun to celebrate America’s independence. We often hear the cliches that America is the best country inContinue reading “God Bless America”

A Saint for Mental Health Awareness Month

Saint Dymphna, martyr of purity, patroness of those who suffer with nervous and mental afflictions, beloved child of Jesus and Mary, pray to Them for me and obtain my request. St. Dymphna Prayer I think it’s awesome that St. Dymphna’s Feast day falls during Mental Health Awareness Month. I first heard about St. Dymphna outContinue reading “A Saint for Mental Health Awareness Month”

What Happened in Fatima? A Reflection on Our Lady of Fatima

Will you offer yourselves to God, and bear all the sufferings He sends you? In atonement for all the sins that offend Him? And for the conversion of sinners? Our Lady of Fatima Our Lady of Fatima is one of the most recent and significant series of Marian apparitions. Our Lady appeared in 1917, justContinue reading “What Happened in Fatima? A Reflection on Our Lady of Fatima”

4 Ways to Prepare for Your Vocation

Many people confuse our work for our vocation. Our vocation is the love of Jesus. St. Teresa of Calcutta I often dream about what my vocation will be like. I wonder all the time when it will start, as if the more I think about it, the quicker it’ll begin. I sometimes think that whenContinue reading “4 Ways to Prepare for Your Vocation”

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”

Why Pray the Chaplet of Divine Mercy?

Write that when they say this chaplet in the presence of the dying, I will stand between My Father and the dying person, not as the just Judge but as the merciful Savior. Diary, 1541 Jesus’ mercy is infinite. It’s always available to us, and he’s just waiting to give it to us. Unfortunately, weContinue reading “Why Pray the Chaplet of Divine Mercy?”

The Original FOMO

When you call upon me and come and pray to me, I will hear you. Jeremiah 29:12 As a millenial, I’ve faced so many of the “normal” life events that happen for us.Especially those of us in our twenties. I have worked a job in the retail industry,experienced college, graduated with a Bachelor degree, movedContinue reading “The Original FOMO”

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”