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…

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…

Is the Eucharist Biblical?

For those of you who aren’t Catholic, I just wanted to share with you (and my fellow Catholics) one of the reasons I love being Catholic. During quarantine, I’ve missed being able to go to Adoration (prayer in front of the Blessed Sacrament, the bread that we truly believe is the Body of Christ) and…

Today’s Reading: Jesus Understands Us

A reminder for today—Jesus lived life as a human just like us, so he understands the struggles we’re going through. We can always come to Him without fear or shame. Heb 2:14-18: “Surely he did not help angels but rather the descendants of Abraham; therefore, he had to become like his brothers and sisters in…

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…

Today’s Reading: To Love and Be Loved

Today’s reading is something all of us should refocus on. It’s so easy to get lost in one’s own worries and interests, whether school, work, or other projects, when all our souls need is to love and be loved. “Brothers and sisters: If there is any encouragement in Christ, any solace in love, any participation…

Unity in the Eucharist

As a Catholic, the Eucharist is very dear to my heart, and it saddens me that other Christians don’t get to experience this incredible mystery. It is such an incredible gift. God gives Himself to us in a very beautiful and intimate way—literally gives Himself to us, body and blood. Personally, I am very much…

God Loves You—Talk with Him!

Hey everyone! In case you haven’t yet heard this yet, or need a reminder: Jesus loves you. Always, no matter what, without limitation. He’s real, and He’s always waiting for you to let Him into your life. He died on the cross–endured so much suffering–to pay our debt and to allow us to come home,…

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…