Spiritual Journey: When you’re bogged down by heavy emotions

Pain is only beautiful once it’s grafted into the heart of Christ. Don’t hesitate to place all the ugliness you can’t bear into that sacred space, so high above, yet walking right beside us all along … He carries the weight of our world like gold into His kingdom. He transmutes our worst nightmares into […]

Unite in Prayer: Contemplate the mystery of Divine Mercy

In Your mercy, fill my soul with trust. In this moment, guide me by the light of Your eternal truth. When I feel the limitations of my own self, rekindle my connection to Your infinite majesty. Pour the enormity of Your love through little me into those, who need it most. The closer we grow […]

The best podcasts to strengthen your faith

Find yourself with a little extra time at home lately? Here is a list of my favorite faith building podcasts to use while social distancing or anytime! Personally, I like to listen and be encouraged, while folding laundry or doing other mundane tasks like the dishes as part of my daily routine. It’s amazing how […]

Spiritual Journey: When you are isolated from your community

There is no such thing as alone – not when you believe in angels and Jesus and the living, breathing Spirit of God that is palpably present with you in every moment. You are never alone when you have faith and countless saints, who are cheering for you from the sidelines of your life. It’s […]

How I encountered Christ’s unifying love through the Miraculous Medal

Graces like rays of sun, warm my soul. Light up this dark world, help us grow. When my son was given the gift of the Miracle that Changed the Trajectory of my Life, I happened to be wearing a Miraculous Medal that was given to me by a friend, who was a faith mentor during […]

Deeper Life: Choosing to grow spiritually through times of grief

When sorrow barges through the door of my heart like an unwelcome guest, I have learned to take a deep breath and welcome her as the clumsy cleaning crew she is, here only to sweep out cobwebs and dust, to freshen up the arrangement of furniture and clear out the superficial things I don’t need (or […]

Pray the Gospel: Wake me up to the glory of Your presence, Lord

Wake me up to the glory of Your presence, Lord – I want to be ready for You. Gospel Mt 24:37-44 Jesus said to his disciples: “As it was in the days of Noah, so it will be at the coming of the Son of Man. In those days before the flood, they were eating […]

Pray the Gospel: “Jesus, remember me when You come into Your kingdom.”

In glory where You belong, will You hold me in Your thoughts? Will You lift me into Your heavenly embrace? Gospel of Luke Chapter 23 Verses 35-43: The rulers sneered at Jesus and said, “He saved others, let him save himself if he is the chosen one, the Christ of God.” Even the soldiers jeered […]

Deeper Life: Realize God’s presence in the depths of your own heart

You can travel to distant galaxies and dip your toes in every ocean. You can catch all the fireflies in the universe with your bare hands and watch them rise into the distance, a marvelous display of light … You can soar through shimmering clouds into the sunrise over grand ranges of mountain majesty … […]

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 […]