Saint Gemma Galgani and Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton devoted their entire lives to Jesus. They show us that we must run to His mercy and unite ourselves wholly to Him.
In a hurting world, which desperately needs to encounter God’s love and mercy, it can be overwhelming to think of what we can possibly do to make a difference. It may be tempting to become detached to the suffering around us; certainly, it is easier on the heart. Yet, if we are truly seeking to [...]
The other night, my family was sitting on the porch, talking about whether or not we could live in a place where it was summer year round. “But,” my dad contested, “there’s something so peaceful about the world after a snow storm.” Despite it being August, my mind drifted to that scene: Snow falls, encapsulating [...]
There’s a scene from Thorton Wilder’s Our Town in which Emily (a young woman in her early twenties who has just died in childbirth) is given the opportunity to go back and observe one day of her life. She decides to return her twelfth birthday. The agreement is that she cannot alter the day, only experience it [...]
Have you heard? The Church has five new Saints, four of whom are women (#FeminineGenius, amiright?)! On October 13, 2019, in St. Peter’s Square, at a Mass with over 50,000 attendees, Pope Francis declared Sister Dulce Lopes Pontes, Mariam Thresia Chiramel Mankidiyan, Cardinal John Henry Newman, Margurite Bays, and Giuseppina Vannini saints. Ok but before [...]
We are inundated with media that tells us to live a life contrary to the values of our faith. We are told that happiness is achieved through popularity, money, success, fame, sex, material wealth. Sometimes it is easy to be consumed by our culture, to try and fill that void in our hearts with clothes, [...]