How to do Little Things with Great Love

If I give away everything I own, and if I hand my body over so that I may boast but do not have love, I gain nothing. 1 Corinthians 13:3 Inspired by St. ThérèseAfter St. Thérèse of Lisieux’s Feast Day this year, I challenged myself to intentionally do little things with great love. I knewContinue reading “How to do Little Things with Great Love”

Meditating on the Luminous Mysteries

The Luminous Mysteries are the ones that I mediate on the least often, but that doesn’t mean that I love them less than the others. The Luminous Mysteries of the rosary allow us to reflect on the events during which Jesus revealed his divinity. Instituted by St. Pope John Paul II, the Luminous Mysteries remindContinue reading “Meditating on the Luminous Mysteries”

Meditating on the Sorrowful Mysteries

The Sorrowful Mysteries of the rosary are my other favorite set of mysteries. Each time I mediate on them, I remember that I’m not alone in my suffering. However small it may be compared to Jesus’ suffering, I remember that he understands the pain that I go through. The Sorrowful Mysteries help me to rememberContinue reading “Meditating on the Sorrowful Mysteries”

Meditating on the Joyful Mysteries

The Joyful Mysteries were the first ones that I learned. When I learned how to pray the rosary in my CCD classes, we memorized the Joyful Mysteries. That was in second grade, and I actually didn’t even know there were more sets of mysteries of the rosary until I had to memorize them in fifthContinue reading “Meditating on the Joyful Mysteries”

Meditating on the Glorious Mysteries

Usually prayed on Sundays and Wednesdays, the Glorious Mysteries of the rosary allow us to reflect on the end of Jesus’s earthly ministry, Mary’s role in Heaven, and God’s plan and relationship with humanity. These mysteries are not stagnant events, but ongoing, relevant beliefs which encourage us as missionary disciples. As we meditate on theContinue reading “Meditating on the Glorious Mysteries”

Armed with the Rosary

The rosary is the weapon for these times. St. Padre Pio How have you been doing with the rosary challenge I proposed for this month? I started out pretty strong, but as I got busier with schoolwork, I skipped quite a few days. Because I wrote down an intention for each day, I want toContinue reading “Armed with the Rosary”

Where is God When I’m Stressed?

“And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.” Matthew 28:20 Accumulating StressIf you want the answer to the question in the title of this blog post, then it’s written above in the cited Bible verse. If you’d like to hear my personal testimony, then read on. I start out theContinue reading “Where is God When I’m Stressed?”

Holy Hour How-To’s

When he returned to his disciples he found them asleep. He said to Peter, “So you could not keep watch with me for one hour? Watch and pray that you may not undergo the test. The spirit is willing but the flesh is weak.” Matthew 26:40-41 Meeting Jesus on MissionI was probably in second gradeContinue reading “Holy Hour How-To’s”

Being Thankful When the Answer is “No.”

“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord. “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” — Jeremiah 29:11 I was certain I knew what God’s will for my life was. For about a year and a half, I thought I knewContinue reading “Being Thankful When the Answer is “No.””