Strengthening Our Will

I want to tackle a very sensitive subject. In today’s society, we have been living in a dangerous world. We live in a world where we are constantly bombarded that facts come from our feelings.   What do I mean? That is what we feel is the truth. If it makes me feel good, it mustContinue reading “Strengthening Our Will”

Simplicity

I write this on St. Therese’s Feast Day. So many ideas I wish to express in my heart to you, my dear reader. Yet, I feel I am called to focus on one idea. Simplicity. Saint Therese wasn’t a great saint because she discovered the “Little Way.” Saint Therese wasn’t a great saint because ofContinue reading “Simplicity”

Strength

I was in church yesterday, praying to Lord as I stared up at the crucifix. I’ve been struggling with a lot of anxieties and just an… sense of great unease.   I first thanked God for giving two of his most trusted saints, St. Therese and St. Joan. Thank you for giving me two amazing friendsContinue reading “Strength”

A Letter to Saint Joan

My dearest friend,  The words I wish I could speak. The emotions I wish to convey. The Lord alone knows these unknowable feelings that sprout up. The tightness in my chest and the lump in my throat prevent me from truly expressing the things I wish for you to know.   I take the most… difficultContinue reading “A Letter to Saint Joan”

Too Many Options

Have you ever had multiple options in life. For example, going to an ice cream shop, how many opportunities do you have? Have you thought about combining different flavors? I know I have. Sometimes in life, we are given too many options. Go left or right at the fork of the road. Sometimes it’s anContinue reading “Too Many Options”

Finding God in Little Things.

My dear readers, I had an exciting experience I wanted to share with you. I guess you could say it was in a key series of events of finding God in the most simple of things.   I’ve been reading a book, the Genesee Diary. A priest goes to a Cisterian monastery in upstate New YorkContinue reading “Finding God in Little Things.”

The Dynamic Duo: St. Joan, the Little Shepherdess

Hello dear reader! I have come across the unfortunate position of having too many ideas I want to write on. Too many ideas, not enough time, but that’s life sometimes.   Sometimes we have too much need or want to do to the point that nothing gets done. Yet as Saint Joan tells us, “Act, andContinue reading “The Dynamic Duo: St. Joan, the Little Shepherdess”

Scrupulosity: Doubt Disease

Hello dear reader, it is a pleasure to see you again. First, I wanted to thank you for taking a moment to read this post. Today I want to talk about a severe spiritual illness that cripples a great many people in the spiritual life. This disease is not pride or arrogance. No, this diseaseContinue reading “Scrupulosity: Doubt Disease”

The Dynamic Duo: Part 1- St. Therese the Warrior

I absolutely adore this picture…. absolute perfection. Expect it a lot in this series… Anytime I see it, I’m filled with absolute wonder and awe. It’s very fitting for the relationship we will explore in this series as well as their roles as the secondary patrons saints of France. I hope I am honoring themContinue reading “The Dynamic Duo: Part 1- St. Therese the Warrior”

Whom Do You Fight For?

I was reading Mark Twain’s Joan of Arc… If I didn’t know otherwise, I would have thought that he was a Catholic a devoted follower of St. Joan… it’s a bit ironic that he was against religion, specifically the Catholic Church There is a scene that struck me to the core because I so completelyContinue reading “Whom Do You Fight For?”