Sharing in Our Lady’s Sorrows

And you yourself a sword will pierce so that the thoughts of many hearts may be revealed. Luke 2:35 I meditate on the Seven Sorrows of Mary, and I find myself on the outside looking in. I’m not a mother yet, so I can’t relate to losing a child. I’ve never watched one of myContinue reading “Sharing in Our Lady’s Sorrows”

The Sacrificial Love of St. Maximilian Kolbe

Let us remember that love lives through sacrifice and is nourished by giving. Without sacrifice, there is no love. St. Maximilian Kolbe Love Requires SacrificeTo love is the will the good of the other. Because of this, true love naturally requires sacrifice. When we love, we should be willing to set aside our own wantsContinue reading “The Sacrificial Love of St. Maximilian Kolbe”

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”

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”

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”