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It's Good To Be Back!

It's Good To Be Back!

Last July, about a month into this new job, I became pregnant with my first child, and my husband and I welcomed our sweet son in April. We named our son Benedict after Saint Benedict of Nursia, on...

Consecration of Russia

Consecration of Russia

I just returned from School Mass where our pastor prayed the full Consecration of Russia prayer.  I wasn't prepared for it.  It was beautiful, sad, and powerful.  It reminded me of the times in th...

LentDon't Let Spiritual Reading Disturb Your Interior Peace!

Don't Let Spiritual Reading Disturb Your Interior Peace!

How is your Lenten journey so far? This Lent I am reading "This Tremendous Lover" and thumbing through other spiritual readings. I hope that upon reading the wisdom and advice I found that it may ...

LentNeed Help Deciding What To Do For Lent?

Need Help Deciding What To Do For Lent?

Over the past few weeks, my inbox and news feeds have slowly filled up with a collection of Lent articles and videos.  This probably won't be your first time taking Lent seriously, and if you are l...

The Duty of the Present Moment

The Duty of the Present Moment

Everyday we are presented with opportunities to practice self-denial and resignation to God's will. If we can't handle a mild irritation, how will we be ready when God calls us to make a truly gre...

PrayerPerseverance and Renewal

Perseverance and Renewal

This begs the question: Would I recognize Jesus?  I think it's safe to say that most of the time the answer is no, and the main reason is found in Fr. Sebastien's words above.  "Grace...is a reali...

Mental HealthHealing for Mind and Soul

Healing for Mind and Soul

Do I still struggle with anxiety?  Yes.  That's why I refer to it as a cross, but there's a difference between battling anxiety and letting it run your life.  That's what was happening in the past....

Mental HealthThe Cross will carry YOU

The Cross will carry YOU

On my worst days I can fall victim to being anxious about my anxiety where I'm convinced that this cross is a barrier to God's will being realized in my life. If instead we surrender that struggl...

Public Enemy #1 - Part 2

I wrote an article on Monday called Public Enemy #1 about my encounter in adoration.  In that email I challenged you to think about the #1 habitual sin in your life, and I offered some suggestions ...