A Letter to My Protestant Friends

First of all, thank you. Thank you for your passion for the faith and dedication to Christ. Thank you for your love for God and your zeal for sharing His gospel that I often admire. As for us Catholics, I am truly sorry if any of us have acted in any uncharitable way or have said or done anything that is not in accordance with Christ’s teaching. However, being as such, these actions don’t accurately represent the intention of the Church or her true teachings, which I truly believe are faithful to the teachings of Christ.

7 Steps to Make Prayer a Priority

A daily prayer life is essential to developing a relationship with God, and it is the foundation upon which all other virtues stand. Through prayer, we learn to put God first and to always rely on Him. Here are 7 tips to make prayer a daily priority…

Healthy Habits

For a while now, I have been trying to develop healthy daily habits, like going to bed and getting up early, eating healthy, and exercising. As I was setting up a schedule to practice these habits daily, I realized that each of these habits was also symbolic of a healthy spiritual habit, that we need…

Why Life is Worth Living

One day, I was enjoying a nice nap–but then I woke up. I knew it was time to get up, but I was so comfortable… I was about to start fighting that internal battle like usual. I’m sure you know what I’m talking about. But in that moment God whispered a wonderful bit of inspiration…

Semester in Austria

So, I stopped posting these past few months, and here’s why… I’ve been studying abroad in Austria! The picture above is of the old Cartesian monastery which I and about 200 other students called home. I decided that I would not be writing posts over this semester because I wanted to stay focused on school…

Jesus Thirsts for Love

No matter what, Jesus loves you and me, individually, infinitely more than we can imagine. It is true, it is real, and yet somehow easy to forget, which is why we must always come to Jesus, talk to Him in prayer, and especially listen to Him in the words of the Bible and in our…

10 Important Spiritual Reminders

Here are 10 important facts and suggestions about living a Christian life, which I have learned through friends, family, teachers, and spiritual books. They are things that I often need to remind myself, so perhaps these are things you need to be reminded of today too: 1. Cast all your anxieties on him for he…