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”

Following the 3 Pillars of Lent

Beware of practicing your piety before men in order to be seen by them; for then you will have no reward from your Father, who is in Heaven. Matthew 6:1 How’s your Lent going now that it’s about halfway over? If it’s not going as well as you hoped, a good way to get backContinue reading “Following the 3 Pillars of Lent”

Christ Beside Me: A St. Patrick’s Day Reflection

Christ be within me, Christ behind me, Christ before me, Christ beside me, Christ to win me, Christ to comfort and restore me, Christ beneath me, Christ above me, Christ inquired, Christ in danger, Christ in hearts of all that love me, Christ in mouth of friend and stranger. St. Patrick Here’s a fun factContinue reading “Christ Beside Me: A St. Patrick’s Day Reflection”

An Opportunity to Surrender: A Response to the Coronavirus Pandemic

Trust in him at all times, O people; pour out your heart before him; God is a refuge for us. Psalm 62:8 I first heard about the Coronavirus in class on the first day of the spring semester. I thought it would be just another illness that would become another current event hot topic. IContinue reading “An Opportunity to Surrender: A Response to the Coronavirus Pandemic”

You Have Redeemed the World

And when they had mocked him, they stripped him of the robe, and put his own clothes on him, and led him away to crucify him. Matthew 27:31 I started praying Stations of the Cross when I was in Kindergarten. When I was in Catholic elementary school, the students and staff would gather in theContinue reading “You Have Redeemed the World”

The Size of a Mustard Seed

For truly I say to you, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, “Move from here to there,” and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you. Matthew 17:20 Saying YesTwo years ago, I went on a life-changing mission trip to Nicaragua. This spring breakContinue reading “The Size of a Mustard Seed”

Throughout These 40 Days

But when you pray, go to your inner room, close the door, and pray to your Father in secret. And your Father who sees in secret will repay you. Matthew 6:6 I always start Lent zealously, excited for a much-needed season of spiritual renewal. I make grand plans of things to fast from, ways toContinue reading “Throughout These 40 Days”

Soil of the Soul

But the seed falling on good soil refers to someone who hears the word and understands it. Matthew 13:23 The Parable that Grew on MeThe Parable of the Sower and the Seeds is one that I’ve heard numerous times throughout my life. I’ve heard it at Mass multiple times, and I listened to several homiliesContinue reading “Soil of the Soul”

What is Lectio Divina?

If you enjoy reading scripture, or if you’re looking for a place to start, or if you’re trying to find a new way to pray, or if you want to hear the Lord speak to you, I highly recommend Lectio Divina. Meaning “Divine Reading,” Lectio Divina involves praying with scripture in a contemplative way to allow God to speak to you in a personal way.

How to Pray with Expectant Faith

Therefore I tell you, all that you ask for in prayer, believe that you will receive it and it shall be yours. Mark 11:24 In November, Sr. Mary Gianna of the Disciples of the Lord Jesus Christ spoke at the Newman Center at SRU. With the other leaders and members of Rock Catholic, I listenedContinue reading “How to Pray with Expectant Faith”