Would you give up everything for God?

How willing are we to give up the things of this world for God? St. Francis of Assisi, who’s feast is celebrated on October 4th, was more than willing to do exactly that. He came from a wealthy, noble family but in an instant gave up all his earthly possessions, gave them to the poorContinue reading “Would you give up everything for God?”

A Bible Verse to Remember Daily

“Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances.” 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 This verse is a perfect reminder of how we should strive to live daily. There are three components, each with a powerful message on how God calls us to live our life. First, rejoice always. Some people would say it’s impossible toContinue reading “A Bible Verse to Remember Daily”

Writing Letters to God

Do you ever write letters to God? Typically, when people think of what it looks like to pray they think of sitting in silence, reciting prayers and talking to God. However, prayer journaling is another way to spend time with God and can be extremely impactful. The process of writing out your prayers, your hopes,Continue reading “Writing Letters to God”

The Beauty of Silence

How many times do we truly allow ourselves to be in silence? How many times do we spend time with God simply sitting in silence? A couple of days ago I was overwhelmed and wasn’t finding the time to pray, but I also wasn’t in the right mindset to properly pray. I had a millionContinue reading “The Beauty of Silence”

St. John Paul II: A Look at his Life

What a special place this man has in my heart. I was 9 years old when he passed away and I remember my mom crying as she watched it on tv, but I didn’t understand what was happening. I knew he was the pope but it wasn’t until high school that I began to learnContinue reading “St. John Paul II: A Look at his Life”

Keep Your Gaze on God

There are several passages from the Bible that I absolutely love. One that always sticks out as one of my favorites is the story of when Peter walks on water, but as he begins to sink Jesus is there to grab his hand and help him. The story is found in the gospel of MatthewContinue reading “Keep Your Gaze on God”

Following God’s Will

“Let it be done unto me according to your word.” (Luke 1:38) This famous line from the Bible is spoken by Mary. It’s also known as Mary’s fiat – the immediate acceptance and consent to God’s will for her life. In latin, fiat means “let it be done.” We see this line when the ArchangelContinue reading “Following God’s Will”

The Importance of Priests

In my local parish we have a ministry called the “Traveling Chalice.” Families sign up to receive the traveling chalice, they host the chalice in their home for one week and pray for priests and priestly vocations including prayers for seminarians, nuns, friars, and all religious vocations. The hope is that through our prayers moreContinue reading “The Importance of Priests”

Praying for the Unborn

On this day 48 years ago, January 22nd, 1973, the Supreme Court of the United Sates ruled to legalize abortion nationwide in the historical case, Roe v. Wade. Since that tragic day, more the 60 million unborn babies have been killed by abortion in the United States alone. This is why, today, Catholics join inContinue reading “Praying for the Unborn”

Rest in the Lord’s Presence

God’s presence can be found unexpectedly, in places you’d never imagine, when you least expect it. God’s presence is always present. As long as you have your eyes open to Him, you will see Him everywhere. This past weekend my mom and I found ourselves in the chapel of a Carmelite Monastery of an orderContinue reading “Rest in the Lord’s Presence”