Lord Have Mercy on Us and Our Modern World

Reading the psalms, I was struck by this terrifying fact: Our modern world is repeating the same sins of the Israelites’ times. Today, many Catholics and other Christians are turning from God, whether intentionally or by their actions, just as the Israelites did. We fall for the lies that the devil speaks through the culture around us–We serve their idols, fall into their sins, commit their atrocities… However–Our hope lies in Christ.

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.

The Home of My Soul

My shoes clap on the sidewalk and my backpack thumps in rhythm as I walk, humming the song singing in my head and pounding through my feet: “God, you are good to me, good to me…” I reach the road and a map of Franciscan University—and remember the first time I had looked at it,…

My Testimony Part 3: Our Living Spirit

If you missed part 2, you can read it here. College: Discovering the Power of the Spirit There are so many amazing stories I could tell from my precious years at Franciscan University. Now that I’m graduating with my B.A. in writing (and in the midst of this pandemic nonetheless), I will always treasure those…

My Testimony Part 2: Christ Our Savior and Lover

If you missed part 1, you can read it here. Early High School: Trusting Christ Our Savior Throughout middle school and into high school, I continued to pray to God as my Father and started to come to understand Christ and the beauty of the cross. It was sometime during this time period that I…

My Testimony Part 1: Our Heavenly Mother and Father

God has used may moments in my life to draw me into an ever deeper relationship with Him. It’s mind-blowing to look back at these experiences and see how God can reveal Himself to us personally as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit—how He can lead us to Him through His mother and as our Father, Lover, and Living Spirit.

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…

Value in Virtue Part 3: The Productivity Mindset

Welcome to part three of The Value in Virtue series! If you missed the last two blog posts, go read Part 1: Our Desire for Beauty and Part 2: Our Desire for Strength. The Productivity Mindset There is currently a trend in our culture to be constantly productive. This is especially true for type-A, perfectionistic,…

Value in Virtue Part 2: Our Desire for Strength

The last post spoke about woman’s desire for beauty, and how external beauty complements a much more important inner beauty (Missed it? You can read it here.) Now we’re going to talk about man’s desire for strength, and how physical strength complements a much more important inner strength.