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 Preparing While You WaitI 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 sometimesContinue 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 Disheartened DwellingSo 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,Continue 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 A New Yet Powerful DevotionWhen Jesus appeared to St. Faustina, He told her that He desired the Sunday following Easter SundayContinue 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 What is the Chaplet of Divine Mercy?Jesus’ mercy is infinite. It’s always available to us, and He’s just waiting toContinue 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”

How I Overcame Spiritual Comparison

Am I now trying to win the approval of human beings, or of God? Or am I trying to please people? If I were still trying to please people, I would not be a servant of Christ. Galatians 1:10 What is Spiritual Comparison?I think we all struggle with comparison to some degree. I think everyoneContinue reading “How I Overcame Spiritual Comparison”

Why I’m Making a Home Altar

“Please, let us make a little walled upper chamber and let us set a bed for him there, and a table and a chair and a lampstand; and it shall be, when he comes to us, that he can turn in there.” 2 Kings 4:10 The Upper RoomI read a priest’s tweet a while agoContinue reading “Why I’m Making a Home Altar”

Losing Control

“Like a city breached, without walls, is one who lacks self-control.” Proverbs 25:28 Woooooo. Zing. Ya got me Lord.  I was running the other day at the gym, listening to my crappy pop dance party workout music (as one does), and the song I was listening to had the line “lose control” in it. AsContinue reading “Losing Control”