Journey into the Heart of God with Saint Catherine of Siena

St. Catherine of Siena was a fourth century mystic, activist, and author, who had a great influence on Italian literature and is one of the first women to be named a Doctor of the Catholic church. She is famous for saying “If you are who you should be, you will set the whole world on […]

In case you couldn’t be there … Contemplative Prayer Circle recap and study guide number one (feel free to print for your own prayer group)

When we connect with God on a deeper level through prayer, we can connect with each other on a deeper level too. In my experience, prayer groups are the best way to forge life-giving and even life-changing (for the better!) relationships. In October, one of my favorite communities Blessed is She is going to publish […]

Meditations on the mysteries of the rosary to pray for your child’s school

Every Monday, my Rosary group prays these mysteries for our kids and all the kids, who go to our school and belong to our parish community. It is a blessing to gather in prayer with other faith-filled women to invite God’s blessing on our community. Please feel free to pray these meditations for your kids […]

Encouragement to remember who you really are

You were created in the image and likeness of Love. You are a pure delight, infinitely precious, a radiant jewel, a rising star. Will you ever realize the treasure that you are? Will you ever remember who you have always been? The darkness is the sky all around, not you. You are the Light that […]

Spiritual Journey: After life breaks your heart

Don’t try to go back to who you were before this horrible thing happened to you. You have to learn to be shattered and move forward at the same time. You have to allow the Light to be the glue that holds the broken pieces of your heart together. You have to realize you’re bigger […]

Encouragement to see motherhood from a spiritual perspective

I love the way my daughter invites me into the Kingdom of God here, while I’m still on earth. When she focuses all the sweetness of her presence on the tiniest detail of life … I would have missed the most important part. I’m pretty sure her joy is His, utterly contagious … When she […]

So what exactly is contemplative prayer and how do we start a daily contemplative prayer practice? Contemplative Prayer Circle starts here …

Contemplative prayer is so simple I can explain it in a sentence: Find a quiet place where you won’t be interrupted, and spend some time in silence with God – That’s it.  Try it, and see what happens! Maybe you’ll experience a deep otherworldly sense of inner peace or have a life changing mystical encounter […]

God is a spring of living water which flows unceasingly into the hearts of those who pray. St. Louis de Montfort

My journey into the heart of contemplative prayer, why I’m starting Contemplative Prayer Circle, and more importantly: What’s your prayer story? I want to hear all about it!

The first time I tried to meditate was a total and complete disaster – at least it felt like one to me. I loved everything about the candlelit prayer service I was attending, so I was surprised to discover that when we were invited to sit in prayerful silence, I was instantly confronted with something […]

Deeper Life: Passing the gift of faith to the next generation

Through broken vessels, we pour Love like water into generations, one at a time… We can’t help but teach our children everything we believe about God. The Truth flows through our shattered hearts as freely as we’ve been taught to allow. Miracles slip through the cracks and our fingers … We don’t always realize Whose […]

How praying the Rosary of the Seven Sorrows of Mary helped me learn to forgive

Deep down, isn’t this the grief we all share? Having to witness the loss of innocence, up close … and personal, where we can feel it for ourselves … In infinitely creative ways, we’re called to realize the excruciating death of Christ. We’re asked to stand for love, while darkness twist minds and hearts against […]