A Real Encounter with St. Therese

Note: I have a song to celebrate Saint Therese’s Feast day I remember asking Jesus and St. Therese. “Please illuminate something to me. So if you have something you wish to say, please point it out to me.” I asked this of her today, and ohhh, does St. Therese come through when you ask forContinue reading “A Real Encounter with St. Therese”

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”

Little Way

To be honest, I want to reflect on the innocence of a child. I was out yesterday, heading to my church to make a private holy hour. On the news, NPR, the host of the radio show, said,  “Children are able to boil things down to such an innocent truth.”   While I was driving, IContinue reading “Little Way”

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”

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”

La Pucelle: Nine Day Retreat with Joan of Arc-Chapter 1

Hello, my dear readers! I wanted to mix things up again. This is a segment out of the book I am currently writing, La Pucelle: Nine Day Retreat with Saint Joan of Arc.  This comes from Chapter 1: Over the Hills and Valleys of Domremy.   I hope this inspires you- I know it’s a bit different fromContinue reading “La Pucelle: Nine Day Retreat with Joan of Arc-Chapter 1”

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?”

How I Found God Part 4

My dear reader! This is the last installment of my personal conversion story. Even now, I feel my patron saint, St. Joan, is pricking my mind and pushing me to write. Such is her persistent attitude.   This will be a long one. Full of ups and downs. Even now, I am humbled to have SaintContinue reading “How I Found God Part 4”

Hearing God’s Call

Have you ever wondered what God is calling you to do with your life? I ponder that question for the longest time, and I believe He might have thrown a brick at me to wake me up.   I attend Saturday night Mass. I prefer it, to be honest. It’s not because I get to sleepContinue reading “Hearing God’s Call”