Saint Joan Meditation: Self-Restraint

Hello dear reader, I am doing something new—some meditations on some of the different virtues of Saint Joan and Saint Therese.That being said, this mediation will be on Saint Joan’s virtue of self-restraint cause, oh my, I think we could learn something, including myself, on this topic. The first virtue we will be taking aContinue reading “Saint Joan Meditation: Self-Restraint”

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”

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”

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”

Saint Joan’s Feast Day 05/30/2021

Hello dear readers.  I am truly honored you stopped for a minute to read these. The words that I write are my reflections of this truly remarkable and humble young woman who I can easily say has changed my life when she introduced herself to me. As I reflect on how instrumental she has beenContinue reading “Saint Joan’s Feast Day 05/30/2021”