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”

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”

The Mystery of Suffering

Hello, my dear readers. I came across a quote from the most adorable and beloved, St. Therese, that I wanted to reflect on.   Saint Therese wrote, “I would willingly spend the whole of my religious life in this dark underground passage if by it I might win light for sinners.” That, in essence, is religiousContinue reading “The Mystery of Suffering”

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”

How I found God Part 3:

Oh, my dear reader. This part will be extremely emotional for me. I know I keep saying that. But this has been an enlightening experience for me to share. See, my goal is to show how the Saints have truly moved… pushed me, and I will say this with a childish smile at my patron,Continue reading “How I found God Part 3:”

The Story of Two Masters

Did you know there are two masters in the world? Well, I had a rude wake-up call when I was praying the Liturgy of the Hours today.   There was a section I came across in the responsory. Elijah approached the people and said: “How long will you straddle the issue by advocating two different opinions?”Continue reading “The Story of Two Masters”

How I found God: Part 2

A Very Long and Winding Road You’ll have to forgive me as I write this. This post will be very personal, full of unexpected turns and events and new friends.   Last time, I left off with the idea of meeting God through the Holy Spirit. I felt the call to come back to the Church,Continue reading “How I found God: Part 2”